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We are looking for an experienced Process Development Engineer to join our core R&D team, which is essential to the scientific growth of our company. You will be a member of our Process Sciences Team, responsible for pilot plant operations and new process development of new/existing products with new/existing unit operations. You will be involved in developing the protein/starch separation and production technologies to achieve final product of consistent quality. You will partner with our lab, pilot plant, food science, product development, engineering, and manufacturing teams to continue building out the process sciences development and join a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and chefs in the search for better, healthier, and more sustainable ways to produce food.

What you’ll do

  • Work with the multi-disciplinary R&D and manufacturing team to improve and develop pilot and lab scale protein/starch separation, and production technologies.

  • Apply engineering and technology concepts to develop and set up unit operations and take it to manufacturing scale

  • Independently develop lab/pilot scale unit operations, processes and apply existing/new separation and processing techniques for consistent protein, starch, and food product quality.

  • Support process engineering and technology transfer teams for scale up of protein/starch separation and production unit operations.

  • Analyze and interpret heterogeneous datasets generated by a unique technology platform that combines engineering, biochemistry, and food science

  • Collaborate extensively with engineers, food scientists and product development team to translate scientific questions into testable hypotheses and draw appropriate inferences from experimental results

  • Provide statistical support for the design and interpretation of experiments

  • Write reports and maintain up to date lab notebook for good data practices

What you’ll bring

  • PhD, Masters and/or Bachelor’s in chemical engineering, food technology/engineering, or related subject with 4-8 years of industrial lab, pilot plant and/or manufacturing experience in product/process development and industrial unit operations

  • Industrial experience in design and commercialization of new technologies, scale up and formulations of existing products

  • Demonstrates technical expertise in lab, pilot and manufacturing scale troubleshooting of process and unit operations

  • Proven experience in developing lab scale assays, executing complex experimental plans and data interpretation

  • Enthusiastic about exploring complex datasets and thinking rigorously about scientific phenomena

  • Excellent project management skills – ability to work on multiple projects and maintain deadlines

  • Pursues continuous improvement in production and R&D processes through best practices.

  • Ability to develop robust processes through integration of equipment and operations

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal

  • Mission-driven, self-directed, and enthusiastic about collaborating with an inter-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers

  • Ability to pass a standard background check

Additional Information & Requirements

This is a full-time role based out of our Headquarters in Alameda, CA.

This role requires the ability to travel without restriction both domestically and internationally 15-20% of the time and possess a passport or ability to do so.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to accommodation as required by law. CDC defines fully vaccinated as: 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnsons Janssen vaccine.

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.

Eat Just, Inc. and its subsidiaries participate in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employees Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Who we are

Eat Just is a food technology company with a mission to build a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food system in our lifetimes. The company’s expertise, from functionalizing plant proteins to culturing animal cells, is powered by a world-class team of scientists and chefs spanning more than a dozen research disciplines. Eat Just created Americas fastest-growing egg brand, which is made entirely of plants, and the worlds first-to-market meat made from animal cells instead of slaughtered livestock. The company has been recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Entrepreneurs 100 Brilliant Companies, CNBCs Disruptor 50 and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. JUST Egg has been named among Popular Sciences 100 Greatest Innovations and Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas and the history-making debut of GOOD Meat was heralded as one of 2020’s top scientific breakthroughs by The Guardian, Vox, and WIRED.

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  • Company Address 300 Wind River Way Alameda, CA 94501
  • City San Francisco
  • Location California
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