Senior / Principal Food Scientist 19 views


In this role, you will be responsible for enhancing the texture, taste, functionality and appearance of Mission Barns product formulations, with a particular emphasis on plant-based meat components. You will conceptualize, design, and conduct experiments and sensory studies around in-house and conventional products, and establish/maintain quality and food safety standards.


  • Full-time, exempt
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.


  • Conceptualize, design, and conduct experiments aimed at enhancing the texture, taste, functionality and appearance of Mission Barns products
  • Design and conduct sensory studies around in-house and external products
  • Collect, analyze, synthesize, and present experimental and sensory study data
  • Maintain quality and food safety standards
  • Work closely with upper management to create and execute on strategic product development plans
  • Contingent on level of industrial experience and academic training, contribute toward management of food science and product development team members and activities
  • Contribute toward sourcing ingredients and creating relationships with ingredient suppliers
  • Contribute toward preparation of Mission Barns products for tastings


  • Degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, or a related discipline (BS, MS, PhD; advanced degree preferred)
  • 2 years minimum industrial experience in plant-based meat product development
  • Academic research experience in plant-based meat research preferred
  • Experience in conventional meat product development is a strong plus
  • Experience conducting quantitative analyses of plant-based meat, including texture analysis, is a strong plus
  • Strong experience conceptualizing and designing experiments and collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting quantitative data
  • Great communication skills

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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  • Company Address 2618 8th St Berkeley, CA 94710
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