Scientist - Polymer Chemistry

Wild Type

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

About you:

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)

Sounds interesting?