Senior Ingredient Scientist

at Astrix Technology in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Our client a groundbreaking food company based in Chicago, IL is seeking a Senior Scientist. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a fast growing company and work in a state of the art lab.

Duties & Responsibilities:

+ Investigate the composition of different mycoprotein ingredients including proteins, carbohydrates, and small molecules

+ Elucidate the functionality of the specific components of the mycoprotein ingredient

+ Understand interaction(s) of the ingredient in food matrices with other functional ingredients

+ Work cross-functionally with product development to translate insights on ingredients and specific components to food prototypes

+ Independently execute tasks including development of new assays, setting up new methods, regular sample handling, and developing analytical methods

+ Working well in teams to develop new technology and products you’d never achieve on your own

+ Provide data-driven insights to solve technical challenges

+ Conduct bench-top work, and analyze, summarize present scientific outcomes

+ Provide accurate, clear, and concise reports on R&D activities

Required Experience:

+ Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related biological science field, with 5+ years of research expertise in protein biochemistry and biological polymer biochemistry (including characterization and purification strategies)

+ Industrial experience required

+ Expertise with a range of analytical techniques in protein biochemistry and polymer chemistry

+ Experience in food characterization and functionality of ingredients

+ Experience in protein modeling and protein structure-function analysis and software

+ Interest in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and willingness to brainstorm in topics outside your area of research

+ Ability to work independently, but as part of a wider team

+ Willingness to mentor both senior and junior research colleagues

+ Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC238089918

Posted On: Apr 13, 2023

Updated On: Jul 07, 2023

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