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Analytical Scientist

Company: Voyage Foods
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Analytical Research ScientistTeam: R&DDate: ImmediateLocation: Oakland, CA
About Us:
Voyage Foods is a food technology company exploring new and natural ways of creating our favorite foods, forever. Building something new is challenging but the results are deliciously rewarding. We are a group of like-minded difference makers. Curiosity drives our development. We have tenacity and a risk-taking mentality at every level of our organization to keep challenging normalcy. We are foodies, food scientists, and friends of the earth. Together, we've made sustainable and scalable alternatives to foods with challenging futures, whether environmental, social or immunological. Voyage Foods is future-proofing the food and drink we love. We recently closed a 36M Series A, and will be launching our first product this June. We're in full growth mode. We're looking for new team members who are hungry for change in the food industry, tenacious, and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment. Position Description:We are looking for an analytical scientist to join our R&D department, reporting to the Head of R&D. They will help build up our Analytical team within the R&D organization and be an important part of improving our core technology platform. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in GC/MS and compound identification. Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct analytical runs on food and beverage samples to completely identify volatile profile in the product
  • Independently define and perform extraction techniques that allow for comprehensive volatile extraction from food samples and introducing them in a suitable medium for GC analyses
  • Independently develop or adapt and validate quantitative GC methods for analysis of select volatile compounds
  • Ability to work independently and build a world-class analytical department
  • Strong track record of collaboration with product development and sensory teams and creating workflows integrating analytical data into benchtop product development
  • Develop research programs incorporating current developments to improve existing approaches and study the potential of new approaches.
  • Display scientific diligence, analysis, and evaluation for research focus
  • Perform routine maintenance of analytical equipment.
  • Work in conjunction with the Lab Manager to build out analytical inventory and systems
  • Work in concert with the Head of R&D on managing technical timelines for product analyses and research projects, and selection and procurement of analytical instruments Skills Required Position-Specific Skills Required
    • Strength in analyzing scientific data and experimental design.
    • Mastery of the scientific method
    • Ability to connect scientific data to real tangible meaning in the food and beverage products you analyze
      Key Competencies:
      • Bias to action / sense of urgency
      • Commitment to personal growth and development
      • Comfortable and thrive in ambiguity and the start-up environment.
      • Curiosity with a penchant for experimentation, exploration, and collaboration
      • Strong ethical base-especially when it comes to data and experiments
      • Strong ability to question assumptions
        Team and Leadership Skills Required
        • Take ownership and responsibility for actions, behaviors and contributions.
        • Strong ability to inspire and motivate self and others
        • Must possess creative problem-solving abilities, a desire to excel and exceptional leadership skills.
          Education/Training Required
          • At least 5 years in the field of analytical chemistry/research
          • MS in Chemistry or a related field
          • Experience with sensory data and/or olfactory port analyses a major plus
            Why Us?We are the kind of team that supports each other and has each other's backs. Beyond this, we are always looking out for the future and career of each employee. We don't sell prospective hires on happy hours and ping pong tables, here's what we are uniquely able to offer:
            • A unique opportunity to build a business that will scale fast.
            • A company that's fundamentally changing the food system for the better.
            • An environment where we not only acknowledge the hard work and success of our teammates, but also celebrate them!
            • Benefits:
            • Health, Dental, Vision
            • Life insurance policy
            • 401k
            • Unlimited PTO

              Voyage Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Voyage Foods to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Voyage Foods, Oakland , Analytical Scientist, Other , Oakland, California

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