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Principal Scientist Translational Research

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Company :
Impossible Foods

Location :
Redwood City, California

Expiry Date :
Sun, 08 Nov 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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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 revolutionfrom 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 an experienced and mission-aligned Principal 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. You will be leading cross-functional projects at the interface of discoveries and product development.

You Will:

Turn platform discoveries into product innovations.
Facilitate interdisciplinary efforts for mid- to longer-term product initiatives (>1.5 yr).
Creatively solve product integration challenges to create concept prototypes.
Develop new technologies to deliver key product attributes to our consumers.
Lead cross functional initiatives to integrate new technologies into products.
Research molecule interactions (Protein-Fat, Flavor-Protein etc.) within complex matrices.
Mentor and manage scientists and research associates.
You Have:

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a related field.
Several years of post-PhD experience working at the interface of discovery and development.
A proven record of initiative, innovation and research productivity.
A strong commitment to Impossible Foods’ mission.
A passion to create delicious products.
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.
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.