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Research Associate (Feasibility Test Kitchen) 

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 2 2014 0:00 AM
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Job Summary
Land under extreme pressure, water polluted and scarce, greenhouse gas emissions dangerously destabilizing climate, and the challenge of providing a healthy, nutritious diet to a global population that will grow to 9 billion people by 2050.  We have the simple solution for all of these problems.  At Impossible Food, we have developed and we are commercializing a technology platform to address each problem head on through the creation of new delicious, sustainable plant based foods.  
Core Functions And Responsibilities

This person is a key contributor to our bench scale food product development program.  This position will collaborate with basic research teams to evaluate plant-derived materials for their application in new foods.  

·     Evaluate unconventional processing methods for modulation of flavor and texture

·     Explore new materials and ingredient combinations 

·     Evaluate test batches for sensory properties, microbiological criteria, consumer preparation criteria and other quality parameters

·     Optimize lead formulations for stability and other quality properties

 Other Functions

·     Assist with raw material and final product specification development 

·     Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized and safe workplace

·     Participate in internal sensory panels

·     Other duties as assigned


Position Type:Permanent
Position Reports To:Head of Product Development
Location:Redwood City, CA
Job URL:http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?k=JobListing&c;=qwq9Vf...
Travel Required:0% of the time (approximate)
Starts On:Jul 2, 2014

Job Requirements

1 - 3 years work experience ideally in a food pilot plant environment
Skills & Abilities

·     Demonstrated data collection and experiment reporting skills.

·     Comfortable with experimental design, data interpretation, and presentation.

·     Ability to speak effectively before groups of people.

·     Adaptable and comfortable working across projects and teams.

 Physical Demands
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.  
Education Required:B.S. degree in Food Engineering, Food Science, Biochemical Engineering, or a related field
Fields of Expertise:Biotech Food & Research

Company Information

Impossible Foods Inc
525 Chesapeake Dr
REDWOOD CITY, California 94063
United States

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