Scientist: Polymer Chemistry
Location: San Francisco, CA
About the job:
Optimize preparation of ingredients and production of prototypes
Design and execute culinary and scientific experiments while providing thorough documentation in a small team
Perform standard protein, carbohydrate, and lipid assays
Work with our tissue engineering team to push the boundaries of traditional cell propagation and differentiation methodologies to larger 3D environments
Mission-driven, resourceful, creative, positive disposition, great attention to detail, and entrepreneurial
Ability to move projects forward in the face of continuously evolving priorities and timelines
Contribute to an environment of scientific curiosity, promoting the exchange of ideas
MS or PhD in polymer chemistry, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field
Preferred: 0-4 years of food industry experience and/or in-depth knowledge of polymer hydrogel cross-linking and functionalization
Good understanding of protein behaviors in foods; fats and oils chemistry a plus
Preferred, but not required: knowledge of food processing technology, food cost and scaling, food sensory properties analyses, ingredient regulatory framework, and food storage and packaging
Preferred, but not required: standard protein and small molecule separation and characterization techniques (e.g., SDS-PAGE, capillary electrophoresis, enzymology, NMR, FITR, CD, UV/Vis/Fluorescence spectroscopy, HPLC, LC/GC-MS)
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter here.
Wild Type’s mission is to create the cleanest, most sustainable seafood on the planet. We are using cellular agriculture technologies to address the most pressing challenges of our generation: climate change, food security, and health. We are looking for committed scientists to fundamentally redefine how the world sources healthy and delicious seafood products. We invite you to join our team and transform our food system for good.
We are committed to building a diverse workplace spanning multiple dimensions including race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, and veteran status.