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Developing data-driven insights to accelerate the alternative protein industry

The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals.

How You Will Make a Difference

In this role, you will have the opportunity to manage a team focused on contracting analyses to rigorously identify opportunities to accelerate the plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation industries. The purpose of this work is to steer efforts and resources within GFI and among our external stakeholders toward the highest-impact activities and research areas. The Science & Technology Analysis Manager will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with the VP and Director of Science and Technology to develop and implement a strategic vision for ongoing technical analyses including an impact monitoring plan for informing future areas for analysis.
  • Planning scope of work and deliverables, identifying appropriate external partners, and managing external contractors or collaborators for our analyses of the plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation sectors or relevant adjacent sectors.
  • Working collaboratively within the SciTech Department and across departments to align goals, coordinate activities, and report outcomes. The SciTech Analysis Manager will work especially closely with our technical subject matter experts to ensure that contracted analyses are well designed and will provide actionable insights.
  • Building and managing a team of up to three team members who are:
    • Providing subject matter expertise in fields such as environmental science to inform the scope, oversight, and interpretation of externally contracted analyses.
    • Translating the insights and findings from internal and external analyses into public-facing resources (such as white papers, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed articles) and distilling them into actionable recommendations for resource allocation or further research.
    • Managing the progress of contracted analyses and communicating with contractors to ensure alignment throughout each engagement.
    • Coordinating with our Communications team to manage projects through to publication and presentation of final deliverables.
    • Engaging with researchers, companies, funders, and other organizations to guide resource allocation toward the highest-impact opportunities within alternative protein research.
  • Engaging with prospective and active funders of GFI analyses to draft proposals and deliver progress updates.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Who We’re Looking For 

The Science & Technology Analysis Manager must have:

  • A Ph.D. and post-doctoral work in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Familiarity with the fundamental technologies underlying the alternative protein industry.
  • Experience supervising, mentoring, and managing others, including internal direct reports and external contractors.
  • Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability for high-level synthesis of intersections between multiple projects.
  • Strong writing ability and fluency in technical writing.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work well both independently and in concert with a larger group.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop relationships with diverse external stakeholders.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to nurturing this on your team and throughout GFI.
  • Comfort working remotely and in a rapidly growing and evolving organization.
  • Strong support for GFI’s philosophy and mission; demonstrated interest in public health, environmental sustainability, animal protection, or food security.
  • A commitment to GFI’s values: believe change is possible, do the most good we can, share knowledge freely, act on evidence, and invite everyone to the table.

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every race, color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritize an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

Research indicates that men tend to apply for jobs when they meet just 60% of the criteria, while women and people from other marginalized groups only apply if they are a 100% match. If you are passionate about GFI’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

The Fine Print

  • Terms of employment: Full-time, exempt
  • Reports to: Simone Costa, Associate Director, Strategy & Innovation
  • Location: Remote; United States
  • Travel: Up to two weeks per year for company retreats.
  • Benefits: Working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) plan with employer match, flexible holiday and vacation plans, opportunity for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.
  • This is a U.S.-based position: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
  • COVID vaccination policyGFI requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be requested before the start of employment. GFI will consider requests for accommodations or exemptions from this policy on a case by case basis, in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Salary: $100,000-$105,000 (depending on experience and qualifications)

Application Deadline: Rolling

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