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Associate Scientist Commercialization

Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 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:

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and mission-aligned Associate Scientist to join the Product Development and Commercialization team. This role primarily works on scaling up new products and manufacturing processes. As an Associate Scientist, you are a technically savvy individual who loves a good data set and interesting problems to solve. You have the ability to thrive in a diverse, dynamic team. You are a self-starter that is naturally curious and enjoys working in a fast-past environment and have a tendency to continuously challenge assumptions to seek innovative solutions.

You Will

  • Lead technical teams developing and commercializing new products from pilot stage through full manufacturing scale
  • Coordinate cross functional efforts, organize meetings, and facilitate knowledge transfer and decision making
  • Work effectively across functions (R&D, Product Development and Business functions) to deliver on project goals and timelines
  • Guide technical communication with external partners, vendors, and customers
  • Manage multiple projects and adhere to fast timelines
  • Mentor junior team members
  • 30% travel required
  • Other duties as assigned

You Have

  • MS/Ph.D. in Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar field.
  • 5 - 7 years food product development experience
  • Direct experience leading scale up projects large and complex in nature
  • Strong problem solver with extensive use of the scientific method as well as creative problem solving and experimental design
  • Self-starter that is naturally curious and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized and high attention to detail
  • Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills.

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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Keywords: Impossible Foods, Redwood City , Associate Scientist Commercialization, Other , Redwood City, California

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