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Director of Plant Transformation 44 views

South San Francisco

Nobell Foods is creating cheese and other dairy products from plant-derived dairy proteins for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price. Nobell is made up of a team of passionate scientists, explorers, and storytellers on a mission to radically change the way we make food, so it’s better for you, the animals and the planet.  We are backed by Bill Gates’ climate fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Robert Downey Jr. If you believe in our mission and  are excited about our work, we would love to hear from you!
Your Role
The Director will provide scientific and technical leadership to the plant transformation team while ensuring effective collaboration with cross-functional R&D groups.


  • Coordinate, manage, and oversee the advances in plant transformation and tissue culture.
  • Develop innovative methods, techniques, and approaches for plant tissue culture and transformation.
  • Hands-on management and supervision of members of the transformation team including protocol development, SOPs, quality control, troubleshooting & data analysis
  • Mentor team members and support their professional development
  • Ability to manage resources effectively, develop a budget for team operation and recommend resource allocation
  • Provide intellectual property expertise by identifying patentable inventions and support their filings. 
  • Effectively communicate results, progress, innovations & challenges to peers and senior management
  • Supports company strategic planning and strengthens operations to achieve targeted goals.
  • Collaborate with other Nobell Foods’ R&D in enhancing the company’s gene discovery and product development process 
  • Attributes

  • Master/PhD in Plant Biology or related field with 15+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art technologies, platforms, and scientific methodologies as applied to plant transformation
  • The ability to present clear, concise data analyses to a multidisciplinary audience
  • Experience working with multiple crop species in an industrial setting
  • A sense for industrial scale pipelines with a keen eye for process improvements and scale-up
  • An exceptional track record of scientific contributions and accomplishments
  • Self-motivated with strong desire to both learn from and teach others
  • Collaborative leader with strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Desired start date: Immediate
    Nobell Foods offers competitive compensation, generous healthcare, dental and vision plans, 401K and commuter benefits.
    Nobell Foods is committed both to the health of our employees and to promoting a safe and collaborative workplace. Where permitted under federal and state law, all offers of employment will be conditioned upon new hires providing proof of vaccination, unless the individual qualifies for an accommodation.
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    • Active Jobs 12 Jobs
    • Company Address 6000 Shoreline Court, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
    • City South San Francisco
    • Location California
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