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Research Scientist - Microbial Fermentation and Bioprocess Specialist

Company: Change Foods
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Change Foods is a U.S.-Australian food tech company creating animal-free dairy foods by leveraging precision fermentation technology, starting with cheese. By harnessing the power of microbes instead of animals, we are producing animal-free dairy foods that are indistinguishable from their animal-based predecessors in taste and texture, while delivering better-for-you and more sustainable products. Join our incredible crew of passionate scientists and build a better food future! -We are at the cusp of the next revolution in food technology, and are working on some of the most exciting scientific discoveries of our generation. We are looking for a talented research scientist with expertise in the field of Microbial Fermentation and Bioprocess, as well as someone who believes in our mission and wants to be a part of the team. - -You Will: -

  • Work closely with our CTO and staff and perform project specific tasks relating to Microbial Fermentation and Bioprocessing
  • Perform microbial cultivations under optimal induction conditions
  • Test different microbial systems for their ability to produce the different compounds of interest, e.g. proteins, lipids and aromatic compounds
  • Scale up and optimize controlled fermentation conditions at 1-100L scale
  • Perform and optimize scalable Downstream processes
  • Contribute to scalable SOP development -You Are: -
    • A self-starter who can work independently and as a key member of the team
    • A problem solver who can improvise and come up with creative solutions
    • A fast learner ready to roll up your sleeves and get going -You have: -
      • A minimum of a Master's degree qualification with the relevant science background and strong research and/or industrial experience
      • Strong experience and familiarity in fermentation systems, such as the Eppendorf/New Brunswick fermenters
      • Strong experience in Downstream processes such as separation, filtration/purification, drying
      • Strong experience working with different strains, such as bacterial and fungal microbial systems
      • Strong experience in microbial cultivations and subsequent characterization depending on the strain and bioproduct/s
      • Ability to work independently, competently and professionally
      • Great attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot quickly
      • Passion for sustainability and creating a future food system that is kind to people, animals, and the planet
      • U.S. work authorization - -You Value: -
        • Teamwork: we love to discuss and share ideas, solve problems quickly and collaborate
        • Work ethic: we work hard and focus on the goal - we get things done
        • Diversity: we are a diverse and inclusive bunch and proud of it - -You Get: -
          • An opportunity to shape a better future and be a part of a dynamic team of passionate entrepreneurs and scientists blazing a trail at the intersection of science and food
          • Collaborative and supportive work environment
          • Opportunity to develop new skills and take on a leadership role
          • Competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications
          • 80/20 best-in-class health insurance
          • Paid time-off/vacation
          • Company sponsored 401(k) with company match - -This is a full-time onsite position at BioCube San Jose starting in March 2022. -Learn more about us at and follow us on social. -Ready to join us? -Please send your resume and cover letter via -

Keywords: Change Foods, San Jose , Research Scientist - Microbial Fermentation and Bioprocess Specialist, Other , San Jose, California

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