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🍖 Food Scientist

Hoxton Farms

Hoxton Farms

London, UK
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023
We're looking for a Food Scientist to join our awesome team.

Your understanding of the science behind cultivated fat and plant-based meat will make you an essential member of our new Food team. You will set up a food science lab in central London, investigating the properties of our cultivated fat to create a new generation of delicious meat alternatives. Combining analytical work and new product development, you will be responsible for ingredient analysis, food safety, formulation development and sensory testing.

At every step, you’ll play a huge role in shaping the future of food.

You should have:
  • Education in food science, chemistry or a related discipline
  • At least 3-5 years’ professional experience in a food science lab or food manufacturing environment
  • Hands-on experience in plant-based and/or cultivated-meat product development
  • Strong understanding of food chemistry, including lipid chemistry and lipidomics
  • Experience conducting sensory evaluations, shelf-life testing, QC/QA and food safety testing
  • Familiarity with ofod microbiology and food safety regulations including HACCP
  • Experience following nutritional guidelines and regulations
  • A passion for plant-based food and novel food technology
  • A talent for teamwork and collaboration

Ideally you'll have experience in some, but not necessarily all, of the following areas:
  • Analysing and testing novel food ingredients
  • Generating and interpreting analytical chemistry data, including statistical methods
  • Managing partnerships with CROs

The benefits:

💰 Highly competitive salary (£55,000 per year)

📈 Stock option plan

🏛️ Brand new lab and office in Old Street

🏡 Pension plan (matching up to 5%)

🏖️ 25 days' holiday + bank holidays

🚑 Private health insurance + gym discount

👐 Supportive and collaborative environment

💪 Being part of something amazing

Hoxton Farms is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging.

If you believe you would add value to our company but don’t meet all the criteria, we would still love to hear from you. We especially encourage applications from female+, LGBTQIA+, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in the tech industry.