Senior Scientist, Analytics and Method Development

Impossible Foods
Redwood City, California, US
May 04, 2021
May 06, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Senior Scientist, Analytics and Method Development

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 revolution-from 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, motivated, and mission-aligned Senior Scientist to join the Quality and Systems Team within the Product Development and Commercialization organization. You and your team will assess product testing needs company wide and develop appropriate testing methodologies.
You Will
  • Partner with the Quality, Product Development, and Manufacturing teams to assess product testing needs and develop appropriate testing methodologies
  • Mentor junior scientists as they develop and validate a wide range of test methods
  • Lead efforts to understand and resolve quality issues
  • Oversee application of data analytics efforts pulling together data from raw materials, manufacturing process, and QC testing to make product quality and optimization decisions
  • Ensure test methods are documented and executed accurately across all R&D and Manufacturing
  • Lead organization and decision making in cross functional efforts associated with product testing and quality assessments
  • Other duties as assigned
You Have
  • MS/PhD in Food Chemistry, Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or a related field
  • 8+ yrs relevant industry work experience
  • A strong scientific mind and passion for scientific rigor
  • Highly experienced with complex data analysis and interpretation
  • Biased towards applying organizational rigor, documentation, and processes to improve food product development speed to market and success rate
  • Experience scaling up food products including bench, pilot, and plant scale testing
  • Leadership ability is a must. Formal management experience is a plus
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.