Scientist, Biochemistry
Hampton Creek Foods - San Francisco, CA

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Remember what excitement felt like? Find that feeling again at a company that Bill Gates says is "shaping the future." At Hampton Creek, we're artists. And engineers. We're biochemists, food scientists and chefs. And all of us - every single day - feel that excitement.

About you

Are you a science aficionado? Do you have a killer eye for detail? We're looking for a Scientist to join our biochemistry team. You'll have a background in molecular biology, protein chemistry, biotechnology or a related field. And you will probably be a pro with a centrifuge.

You wil be

Assisting with the execution and analysis of bench-scale experiments to characterize the biochemical properties and food-related functionalities of protein sources for emulsion and baking applications
Developing and validating new methods involving protein purification and characterization, ultrafiltration, SDS-PAGE, spectrophotometry, and microscopy
Ordering materials and reagents for the laboratory, and maintaining laboratory equipment
Maintaining a detailed and organized electronic laboratory notebook, and effectively communicating experimental results to collaborators both verbally and in written form
This position will also be able to contribute and grow with the team in building and developing our knowledge base of unique plant based sources in various food applications
Desired Skills and Experience

BS or MS in biochemistry, molecular biology, protein chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field
1 to 2 years of previous experience in an industrial laboratory setting
Extensive knowledge of ingredient/protein functionality, knowlege of baked goods is a plus
Strong formulation skills and understanding of food systems
Be curious and passionate about food
Good understanding of sensory testing and statistics, is a plus
Strong communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written
Highly motivated, critical thinker, goal oriented
Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point

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