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Senior Food Scientist/Principal Food Scientist 102 views

San Francisco, CA

About Us
Mission Barns is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people are pioneering the future of food. We are scaling up and optimizing our process to provide sustainable, safe, and humane meat products to the world. 
We are a venture-backed startup with decades of experience in cell biology, tissue engineering, media development, food science, bioreactor design, and more. We’re united by our collective drive to solve difficult problems, ask tough questions, and apply cutting-edge science and engineering. At Mission Barns, you’ll have the freedom to dream big and do the best work of your life.


  •  Full-time, exempt
  • San Francisco, CA – 100% Onsite
  • Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, 401k, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.
  • Responsibilities

  • Design, prepare and execute application tests for a variety of plant-based food products
  • Provide technical support to the Food Science, Culinary team, Science team and Marketing team members
  • Assist in generating new product ideas and recipes, conduct application trials, prepare prototypes, troubleshoot existing formulas to optimize cost savings and production performance and perform appropriate tests/evaluations as needed
  • Perform and implement various tests including sensory and analytical on finished products and fat-based solutions
  • Contribute toward preparation of Mission Barns products for tastings
  • Prepare oral and written reports for all product development/application activities Develop and modify SOP’s for new and existing products
  • Manage various laboratory equipment in an organized manner, keeping records and SOP’s. Install and analyze test equipment
  • Maintain a neat and clean laboratory area and ensure functionality of all equipment
  • Provide technical support to review patents and other intellectual properties
  • Contribute toward sourcing ingredients and creating relationships with ingredient suppliers 
  • Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to meet these requirements with or without accommodations:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time are common
  • Exertion of up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally may be required
  • Ability to move up to 50 lbs may occasionally be required
  • Good manual dexterity for the use of laboratory and common office equipment. 
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Working Environment

  • The job is performed indoors in laboratory, traditional office, and factory settings.  Activities include:
  • Extensive bench work and periodically sitting at a computer monitor and/or telephone
  • Minor traveling including at production sites is required
  • PPE is required in certain areas of the facility
  • About You

  • Degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, or a related discipline (BS, MS, PhD; advanced degree preferred) 
  • 3 + years minimum industrial experience in plant-based meat product development and or experience in conventional meat or food product development
  • A knowledge of fats and oil chemistry, as well as ingredient functionality is desirable
  • Research experience in plant-based meat and fat emulsion processing preferred
  • Ability to foster good relations with peers through collaborative problem solving and innovation
  • Familiarity with FSMA (Food Safety and Modernization Act) is desirable
  • Good laboratory skills and experience with analytical equipment/methods
  • Positive, Mission driven attitude, and Great communication skills
  • Full Time Exempt employees enjoy 99% coverage for medical, dental and vision benefits, pre-tax benefits, a 401K, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, a dog and pig friendly office, a brand new state of the art office close to 101, I-80, walking distance to public transit (BART, MUNI, SamTrans), an unlimited supply of snacks, flavored waters, coffee, tea and ample career advancement as the company grows.
    Mission Barns is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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    • Active Jobs 22 Jobs
    • Company Address 2618 8th St Berkeley, CA 94710
    • City Berkeley
    • Location California
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