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Research Associate Food Safety

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Company :
Impossible Foods

Location :
Redwood City, California

Expiry Date :
Mon, 26 Apr 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 a detail-oriented, mission-aligned Research Associate with a biology, microbiology, or food science background to join the Nutrition, Health and Food Safety team. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, data-driven environment. This position will support and collaborate with a diverse set of teams to improve the microbial quality and safety of our products. You Will: Assist with applied research projects such as shelf-life studies, challenge studies, and other projects on request. Support molecular biology and microbiology method validations with testing and organized data collection. Communicate and work cross-functionally with multiple research project teams. Participate in team discussions, read relevant literature and compose experimental reports. Be able to adapt quickly to shifting priorities. Develop greater independence and responsibility. Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized, and safe workplace. You Have: Bachelor’s Degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, food science or related. 2+ years of experience in an industry or academic research setting. Excellent sterile laboratory skills and techniques. Experience working in a BSL-2 lab is a plus. Strong skills in various microbiological techniques such as culturing, isolation, and enumeration. Experience in molecular biology (including DNA and RNA handling, PCR, qPCR, and quantification methods). Demonstration of excellent record keeping, data management, and accountability. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills. Self-motivated to make meaningful contributions in a team environment. 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.