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Food Scientist

Company: Plantible Foods
Location: Vista
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

We are a Biology CompanyPlantible, backed by Astanor Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, Piva Capital, Kellogg's, and Vectr Ventures, is a vertically-integrated biology company that is unlocking the power in plants in service of people & planet. Our mission is to create solutions that empower customers to make sustainable and regenerative choices without compromising on quality. We are beginning with the food industry. Please visit our website to learn more about our mission and continued success: https://www.plantiblefoods.com/ How You Will ContributeWe are looking for a talented Food Scientist/Sr. Food Technologist to join our growing company. This individual will be responsible for the analysis of Rubi Protein in food applications and the development of prototypes that showcase its functionality. The Food Scientist/Sr. Food Technologist is expected to independently initiate and develop projects to better understand the fundamental technofunctional properties of Rubi Protein and its applications. You will have the opportunity to make an immediate and sustainable impact in the development of the company by directly creating the next generation of plant-based foods, while also having the opportunity to grow with a fast-moving startup. What You Will Be Working OnServe as the subject matter expert on Rubisco functionality and performance in food matrices.Develop and conduct analytical assays to understand the protein biochemistry of our Rubi Protein as related to its behavior and functionality in various food matrices.Characterize the synergies and/or symbiosis between our protein ingredient and other food proteins, enzymes, food ingredients, and food formulations. Benchmark and develop functional ingredient blends using characterized food ingredients from concept through commercialization.Participate in IP generation and applications development.Collaborate cross-functionally with the processing team, commercialization team, and external advisors to successfully bring our novel ingredient to market. What You Will Bring to Plantible MS or PhD degree in Food Science and/or Food Technology.2+ years of relevant B2B ingredient development and/or R&D experience.Experience with technofunctional profiling of plant-based proteins and ingredients and identifying synergistic relationships based on the resulting material and/or sensory properties. Ability to identify novel applications and develop bottom-up applications based on protein functionality.Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.Strong knowledge of ingredient functionality, nutrition, and clean label product development. Identify and troubleshoot product performance issues in application matrices.Experience with texture profile analysis, rheology, emulsion analysis, and organoleptic profiling.Ability to clearly communicate ingredient functionality and applications to B2B customers. Knowledge of industrial-scale plant protein processing and food manufacturing is a plus.Self-motivation and creativity in terms of problem-solving and in respect to physical and chemical systems.Ability to deliver high-quality work under time and budgetary constraints.Desire to work in a fast-paced, but diligent R&D environment. Choose Plantible FoodsBecoming part of Plantible means contributing to a sustainable future for all. We are a venture funded startup that is trying to make sure that we not only spread happiness amongst our employees, but also to current and future generations. We believe diversity creates uniqueness. Our diverse international team of highly talented people has different interests and hobbies and we support them all. At Plantible we are continually working to better our offerings. Check it out!: Medical Insurance (premium 100% paid by company for employee)Dental Insurance (premium 75% paid by company for employee)Vision Insurance (premium 75% paid by company for employee)Unlimited PTO Program401k ProgramCareer Stipend - $500 annuallyWorking in a rapidly growing, flexible and entrepreneurial environmentBi-weekly Friday socialsTeam building eventsCompany wide eventsFinancial support with your relocation, if necessary, ensuring a smooth transition into living in sunny and beautiful Southern CaliforniaAnd of course, lots of beautiful land for outdoor activities! Plantible Foods is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Plantible Foods reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

Keywords: Plantible Foods, Vista , Food Scientist, Other , Vista, California

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