Senior Scientist Product Development
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 need you to solve this crisis! To that end, we are looking for an experienced, motivated, and mission-aligned Senior Scientist to join the Product Development and Commercialization team. You and your team will lead the development and commercialization of multiple new product introductions from pilot stage through full manufacturing scale. You Will Lead large teams responsible for scale up and technology transfers from R & D and pilot plant to Manufacturing plants Plan and execute pilot plant trials for process development, specification development, and sample generation Design and lead manufacturing plant scale trials for new product start ups Coordinate cross-functional technical efforts, organize meetings, and facilitate knowledge transfer and decision making Expect to work on multiple projects simultaneous and adhere to fast timelines Participate in the design of new products, including interpreting customer needs and assembling input from cross-functional teams to determine the manufacturing process, site, and product specifications This position may manage people. Mentoring and coaching all junior team members is expected Up to 30% travel may be required Other duties as assigned You Have MS/PhD in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or similar field. 8+ years of hands-on experience scaling up new technologies in support of food product commercialization and process development Strong problem solver with extensive use of the scientific method as well as creative problem solving and experimental design Direct experience leading projects that are large and complex in nature Ability to thrive in a diverse, dynamic team Excellent communication skills, both oral and written 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.