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R&D Technician Supervisor

Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 7, 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 looking for an experienced, motivated, and mission-aligned Lab Technician Supervisor to join the Product Innovation Team. The overarching goal of the group is to design, research & develop uncompromisingly delicious plant-based products to drive a consumer movement to eliminate animal agriculture. We are looking for a person with a passion for science and creating products to change the world. We want a creative problem solver, who has excellent record-keeping skills, has an eye for details, and enjoys working as part of a dynamic team.

You Will:

  • Serve as people manager to cross-functional team of technicians.
  • Be a proactive and reliable team member, supporting multiple levels of workflow for benchtop sample production, analytical testing, and inventory maintenance.
  • Collaborate with R&D teams to draft process and equipment documentation such as batch records and standard operating procedures.
  • Follow and execute experimental design protocols, equipment & process SOPs. Capable of authoring and editing SOPs.
  • Lead in troubleshooting initiatives surrounding benchtop sample iteration and analysis efficiency hurdles.
  • Organizes tasks or experiments to align with company and project timelines.
  • Train new technician team members.
  • Must demonstrate excellent record keeping and accountability.
  • Communicate and work cross-functionally.
  • Voice ideas, concerns and solutions to teammates.
  • Improve and maintain research kitchen equipment.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized and safe workplace.

You Have:

  • Degree in Food Science or other STEM field with 5+ years of industry experience working in a research setting.
  • Experienced people manager who has demonstrated management of a small to medium-sized team.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Workspace, and Box.
  • Experience in fast-paced environment where accuracy is important.
  • Strong knowledge of scientific process (identifying controls, noise in data, hypothesis, trends).
  • Self-motivated to make significant contributions in a team environment and have good communication and organization skills.
  • Positive, motivated, and hardworking attitude.
  • Comfortable using math for formulation calculations.
  • Ability to continuously establish and maintain excellent record keeping, inventory, and accountability.
  • Ability to work with diverse, dynamic team effectively.
  • May stand for long periods of time.

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 , R&D Technician Supervisor, Other , Redwood City, California

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