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Senior Research Associate

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Company :
Impossible Foods

Location :
Redwood City, California

Expiry Date :
Sat, 19 Dec 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 R & D is a fast paced, collaborative team, and we are excited to invite you to join our diverse team as Senior Research Associates – Analytics! The Senior Research Associate will be responsible for performing and optimizing analytical chemistry assays (mostly with LC platforms). This position will have the opportunity to collaborate with different research groups and support their analytical needs. You Will: Design and follow experimental protocols, equipment & process SOPs. Accurately and precisely prepare reagents, analytical standards, and calibrations. Perform and optimize analytical assays using Liquid Chromatography systems. Perform and optimize SDS/PAGE and other protein quantitation and characterization. Assist timely maintenance for multiple UPLC systems. Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized, and safe workplace. You Have: 2+ years of experience in an analytical laboratory that includes sample preparation (liquid-liquid extraction, SPE, cell lysis, etc.) and chromatography (SEC, Reversed-Phase HPLC). QC and GLP experience is a plus. BS degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or related fields. Experience in Chromatography data processing and interpretation (peak integration, quantification, standards, calibration, QC, etc.) Experience with 96 well plate assays is desired. Experience with SDS/PAGE and other protein quantification and characterization assays is a plus. Must demonstrate excellent accountability. Hard-working self-motivated individual with sharp quantitative skills, organization, and record-keeping skills. Full written and verbal fluency in English and strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse, dynamic team effectively. Attention to detail and efficient multitasker. 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.