talent development intern

climate 

human health

animal welfare

food security + justice

Our Science and Technology Lead heads research that will inspire the launch of our ventures.

Science and Technology Partner co-leads the Research Design & Build (RDB) team together with the Venture Building Partner. The RDB team explores major challenges, gaps and opportunities in the alternative protein and alternative material industries. Entrepreneurs in each cohort are eventually matched with candidate company ideas that have been vetted by the RDB team.

The co-leads will work closely together to define, optimize and implement a systematic process to identify the most important and promising challenges to address, ideate and critically assess solutions to these challenges, and develop technical roadmaps for the top candidates for company ideas. The research consists of a combination of desktop research and external outreach.

Check out the video below to meet Logan and get a feel for this opportunity firsthand.

  • PhD in a relevant technical discipline:

Biology: Biochemistry, systems biology, genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, stem cells, microbiology, or plant biology
Food Science: Related to chemistry, processing, and/or mechanics
Engineering:  Bioengineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, genetic engineering, protein engineering, industrial engineering (relevant to fermentation or bioprocessing), process engineering

  • Deep expertise in one or more of the following food and/or material technologies: plant-based, cultivated, fermentation, and blended

  • Active interest in systematically exploring all the ways in which technology can replace factory farming. This includes the ability to assess technical promise of commercial viability primarily within deep tech IP and B2B solutions, while also assisting the Venture Building Partner in thinking through the commercial viability of opportunities in geographic, behavioral and market segment dimensions.

  • Prior experience leading, coordinating and working within a team. Strong interest in working within a team

  • Ability to be highly organized and self-managed, leading with a high degree of autonomy

  • Experience with or interest in the commercial side of company building

  • Entrepreneurial mindset that is excited to be in a startup environment

  • Excels at ‘blue sky thinking’ and thrives on putting in the work

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  • Location – Post COVID, CEO will likely split time between London/EU and SF, as required and depending on how the new world shapes itself. An openness to relocate post COVID is strongly preferred: to London, San Francisco, or a highly desirable EU city (Lisbon, Berlin and Amsterdam are on the list of candidate cities). In the meantime, fully remote arrangements on UK/EU timezones are the default.

  • Remote work timezone – After attempts to work with teams distributed from West Coast US to Mumbai, we've decided to shift our core operating timezone to align with London (this may change as we select an HQ city post COVID). If currently located far east or west, we can temporarily accommodate partial work-hour overlap (ex. 5am PST start = 1pm GMT), though this wouldn't be a permanent arrangement.

  • Travel – No travel necessary through COVID. Post-COVID may create opportunities/requirements for significant travel (mostly between London, SF, NY and EU, with Tel Aviv and Singapore likely). However, proportions of travel time, office time and remote time are all negotiable.

  • Salary – Highly competitive combination of salary and equity incentives with significant room for growth.

  • Work Trial – The position will begin with a two-week work trial. After which, all of us will discuss how we'd like to move forward.

Think this could be your dream job? You can fill out our initial application here. We will be accepting submissions until January 18 with an anticipated start date of February 1st. Strong preference given to earliest applicants. Qualified applicants will be contacted in early January to move forward to the next round.

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...or feel free to convince us otherwise. Everything depends on working with the right people, so we're happy to be persuaded that you would be a great fit with our team!

Nice to haves

  • Experience in commercial R&D

  • Experience working with IP, and researching and assessing patents

  • Having a wide-ranging network that can assist in the exploration and research of adjacent technical areas

  • Extensive experience in the alternative protein space