R&D Scientist (Plant RAIDER)

Eclipse Foods

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R&D Scientist (aka Plant RAIDER - Research.And.Innovation.Developer)

 

You’re going to be one of the most significant people in bringing the next iconic plant-based food brand to life. In fact, you will be our very first R&D hire discovering novel concepts in the plant-based protein space. You are excited to bring your passion for research, curiosity for innovation, creative thinking, and knowledge of dairy science to help Eclipse continue to produce the most delicious, most innovative plant-based dairy products in the world. 

Who are you?

  • You have 3+ years of R&D experience in dairy 

    • Bonus if you have experience in dairy ice cream, dairy cheese, or plant-based proteins! 

  • You have a BS, MS, or PhD in food science, food engineering, or food microbiology (we’re open to any and all degrees in these fields). 

  • You are incredibly passionate about your work and the plant-based movement. You care deeply about changing our food system and have the skills to make it happen. You live and breathe food innovation. 

  • You can’t help but pay close attention to details and feel most “in your flow” when deep in research projects or conducting experiments. 

  • You thrive in ambiguous situations and startup-like environments. You take ownership and create solutions to problems. You are known to drive your own projects with little guidance and oversight. 

  • You are the definition of an “out-of-the-box” thinker. You proactively brainstorm and relentlessly pursue new and innovative approaches.

  • You have, at a minimum, a basic understanding of the manufacturing process (including equipment / machinery) and how your work could translate into viable scale-up products. 

  • You’re a great person, in and out of work. You are smart, proactive, trustworthy, kind, humble, organized and hard-working.  

Who are we?

  • We’re the next massive plant-based food company, revolutionizing the $100B dairy sector. Our investors include the founder of Reddit, the creator of Gmail, Y Combinator, and the former chairman of the board of Daiya Foods.

  • We’re behind some of the best selling plant-based products in the world (JUST Mayo, for example).

  • We’re on a mission to save our planet, our health, and animals by creating a solution to fix the food system.

  • We’re people of integrity. We do what we say we will do, we treat others right, we care deeply about those around us, and we put our hearts into our work.  

  • We love spending time together both inside (our new HQ!) and outside of the office, when it’s safe to gather again :). 

What will you do? 

  • Design and conduct continuous improvement research projects on existing products 

  • Apply your deep understanding of dairy science to replicate dairy properties in plant-based systems 

  • Lead innovation for our future product pipeline by discovering novel proteins and processes

  • Work closely with our CTO and Product Development team to perform lab experiments that provide valuable data to drive product innovation

  • Help build the R&D team by establishing the team’s norms and embodying a collaborative, innovative approach

 

This is a full-time job based out of our office in Oakland, CA. We are diligently following local, state, and federal guidelines in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our essential in-person team members. 

Interested? Please send your resume + cover letter to careers@eclipsefoods.com with the subject: Plant RAIDER

Eclipse Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our customers. We are deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.

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