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Flavor Scientist- Product Innovation

Prolific Machines

Prolific Machines

Product
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024
Prolific Machines is on a mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture. We believe that we have the only solution to make cultured meat at a price that is competitive with factory farming. We are looking for mission-driven, skilled, and kind people to help create the alternative we need to transition to a more sustainable and healthy future.

Diversity : We value diverse people, perspectives, and knowledge. To this end, we aim to foster a sense of belonging that enables everyone to bring their whole, authentic self to work everyday. We are committed to growing a diverse and inclusive team that encompasses all types of people. We believe this can only be achieved by acknowledging the ancestral, historic, and current systemic and communal inequities.

The Position

To achieve our mission it is critical for us to make uncompromising products that over deliver on customer and consumer expectations. The Flavor Scientist will join our growing Product Innovation team, who is responsible for creating delicious and nutritious products. They will work closely with our biology, process, and analytical chemistry groups to understand gold standard products and collaborate to deliver delicious experiences. You will design and execute human perception and chemical testing to guide biology and product improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Head of Product Innovation, this role is responsible for identification of the causative chemistry of meat flavor
  • You will collaboratively define gold standard products and defining the causative chemistry of those products
  • You will collaborate with biology and product teams to improve product quality characteristics in cultured food products
  • You will develop and run validated assays that allow efficient screening of cultures, processes, and products
  • You will develop perceptual and instrumental methods, including the standard operating procedures, to evaluate product performance
  • You will build technical and operational processes & systems to support a growing organization
  • Integrate findings from sensory analyses and participate in such

What You’ll Bring

  • 6+ years of experience in flavor research, preferably with meat flavor chemistry
  • Experience in analytical chemistry (eg. GC-MS, LC-MS) and sensory guided analytical chemistry (eg. GC-MS-Olfaction, LC-MS-Taste)
  • Strong organizational, program, and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Experience in savory flavor system design
  • Experience in biochemical fractionation and reconstruction
  • Experience in human perception research, and guiding business decisions with sensory evaluations
  • Deep technical curiosity and rigor, and a desire to share and learn from others

In addition, you recognize yourself in the following

  • You are an effective integrator - you are a quick learner and effective facilitator and can integrate knowledge, data, and experience from others to make efficient progress
  • You combine a curious and open mind to innovative approaches with a knowledge of what works
  • You care deeply about the company's mission and building the organization's culture

What We Offer

Start Date & Location: Emeryville, CA.

Compensation Range:$120,000-$150,000 (bi-weekly payments) + significant stock options (subject to vesting), performance-based bonus, and free lunch and drinks every day!

Location: The San Francisco Bay Area (Emeryville)

Benefits: Outstanding Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (including full spouse coverage), at least one all-expense-paid team holiday per year, flexibility in schedule and unlimited vacation days. Free lunch every day!

Evaluation : In lieu of the traditional application process of a CV and cover letter, we would rather give you an opportunity to tell us about yourself on your own terms by answering the below three questions. However, we do ask that it is concise (e.g less than 200 words for written answers).