Scientist Food Microbiologist
Redwood City, California
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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 microbiologist to join our shelf life team and build deep understanding of the microbiological landscape of our products and its impact on quality attributes throughout shelf life. We need an analytical, collaborative, creative individual who can provide direction based on data within a multifaceted environment.
Contribute to the creation of a groundbreaking shelf life testing program for frozen and refrigerated foods.
Collaborate closely with external testing laboratories to evaluate product quality, safety and stability. Efficiently review data to provide insights and recommendations.
Standardize methods across a portfolio of diverse products.
Assist with applied research projects such as shelf life studies, challenge studies and other special projects on request.
Work cross functionally with R & D, Product Development, Quality, Operations, etc.
An M.S. degree in Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Food Science, Molecular Biology or other related field.
3+ years of relevant work experience in applying food microbiology in the food industry is preferred.
A strong scientific mind and passion for scientific experimentation along with inclination to challenge assumptions and seek innovative solutions.
Self starter tendencies with the ability to thrive in a diverse, dynamic, and fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork 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.