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Senior Scientist, Biochemistry Innovation

Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.

The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won't give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.

Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.

To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.

Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution-from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.

Want to join? Check out the job opening and requirements below:

Impossible Foods is seeking a mission-aligned Senior Scientist, to join the Product Innovation Department - an interdisciplinary team of designers, scientists, engineers, and chefs. We are looking for a curious, analytic, collaborative, and creative "can-do" problem solver that enjoys building innovations, and a deep expertise in microbiology, biochemistry, and natural products.

You will be leading cross-functional projects to discover and innovate novel shelf-life technologies.

You Will:

* Develop new technologies from the ground up to improve product shelf-life, frozen and refrigeration. * Research novel ways to control microbes to prevent detrimental effects and promote positive attributes within ingredients and products. * Innovate to create novel ways to control oxidation thought storage in products. * Lead cross functional initiatives to integrate shelf-life technologies into current and new products. * Work with cross functional teams to investigate potential impacts of microbes on product quality and safety. * Be part of a team to develop methodology for de-risking frozen shelf-life. * Mentor scientists and research associates.

You Have:

* Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. * Several years of post-PhD experience demonstrating innovative research and/or development. * Deep expertise in Microbiology, Biochemistry and natural products. * A proven record of initiative, creative problem solving, and productivity. * Experience in technology development and implementation preferred. * A strong commitment to Impossible Foods' mission. * Experience managing individuals, with strong mentoring abilities * Self starter with the ability to thrive in a diverse, dynamic and fast-paced environment. * Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. * Inclination to challenge assumptions to seek innovative solutions. * Track record of working cross-functionally.

Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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