Wanted: Head of Food Science
Will you write history with the development of your cheese from microbially obtained protein?
We are looking for a Head of Food Science with a strong interest and experience in dairy proteins and taking novel food ingredients from applied research to commercialization. The successful candidate should be a team player with a creative mindset. A person that enjoys challenges, with a passion for food, sustainability and health.
- Lead the cheese development activities with our microbially produced milk proteins
- Leading the Food Science team
- Create vegan cheese prototypes and characterize the chemical, physical and sensory properties
- Managing the designed experiments in the lab/food kitchen, followed by data collection, data analysis and data interpretation
- Coordinate and manage external research collaborations
- Contribute to IP generation
- Collaborate with the different departments (upstream and downstream processing) from a food and functionality perspective
- Collaborate with our cheese expert consultants, as well as our external partners
- Academic degree in Food Science or Food (Bio)technology
- Min. 5 years experience in the field of food proteins
- A good knowledge of (novel) food ingredients and their functionality (you know all about taste and texture!)
- An analytical mindset and the ability to translate research data into product development
- Ability to think innovatively
- A good team motivator and willing to take initiative to get projects accomplished
- Flexible within a start-up environment, able to take on a variety of tasks
- Great communication, organization and collaborative skills
It’s a plus, if you have:
- Hands-on experience with developing novel products, and processes in dairy and/or alt-dairy
- Experience in cheese manufacturing (traditional and/or vegan)
- Hands-on experience with texture analysis, rheology, and emulsification techniques
- Familiarity with novel food regulations
Working as a Vegan Cowboy family member (cheesy but true), means excellent career perspectives in a rapidly growing field, your very own cowboy name (which yes, will be used) and proud ownership of a share in the company through our personnel participation program. Shared with your colleagues, you will own 20% to be exact.
Are you our new Head of Food Science?
Please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about this vacancie, please contact Belinda Hunziker by mail or phone + 32 (0)9 261 77 00.