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Product Development Principal Scientist

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Company :
Impossible Foods

Location :
Redwood City, California

Expiry Date :
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 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: We are looking for an experienced, and mission-aligned Principal Scientist to join the Product Development Department. We hope to find an data-driven, collaborative and creative problem solver. The primary responsibility for this role is to research and develop innovative plant-based products. We are looking for people with a proven track record in research, product innovation and/or development. They will cross-functionally lead the creation of new products, guide the team’s research, design experiments, analyze data, and engineer solutions. Overall, we are looking for a leader who can inspire, ideate, mentor and foster good practices rooted in the scientific method. You Will: Identify opportunities to improve technical management of existing product categories Optimize processes for existing ingredient validation Mentor team members to ensure good adherence to scientific principals and methods Develop and execute a guiding philosophy for specification management including development and validation of leading indicators of product quality Develop, conduct, and analyze experiments using design of experiment philosophy Proactively collaborate cross-functionally and manage multiple projects that adhere to fast timelines Utilize deep technical expertise to guide decision making around scientific experimentation and data analysis Drive process and documentation improvements and practices You Have: MS/Ph.D. in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or similar field Demonstrated experience working within multiple existing product categories in the consumer packaged good industry Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects with fast timelines, novel processing equipment, and across multiple manufacturing locations Proven track record of innovative research and or development projects Self starter with the ability to thrive in a diverse, dynamic and fast-paced environment Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to continuously challenge assumptions to seek innovative solutions Strong project management skills Mentorship experience 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.