Hampton Creek is hiring a

Scientist / Senior Research Associate - Process Development

San Francisco, United States


What would it look like if we started over?  That’s the question that fuels all of us at Hampton Creek.  We started this company because we deeply believe that eating well should be easy.  The right thing for our bodies and for the world, should be affordable for everyone.  And it should be unthinkably, mouthwateringly delicious.
We are the fastest-growing food company on earth and we are looking for the best and brightest to drive analytics for key strategic and operational decisions.
We are seeking a Scientist or Senior Research Associate to join our Process Development team. In this role, you will develop novel processes for the isolation and purification of proteins and other biomolecules used in the formulation of new, better food products.
Develop novel processes for isolation and purification of proteins and other biomolecules from plant sources
Characterize and quantify products using various physical and chemical techniques; evaluate process performance and product quality quantitatively against defined metrics
Design and execute experiments, analyze data, write technical reports, and share progress during weekly meetings
Prepare process flow diagrams, mass and energy balances
Design, specify, select, procure, operate, and maintain separations equipment and instrumentation as needed
Work with discovery, formulation, and process engineering teams to develop and scale-up novel products and processes
Work safely at all times

Ph.D. or M.S. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field with 2-5 years of relevant process development experience
Fundamental and applied knowledge of bioseparations concepts and unit operations including chromatography, membrane filtration, and centrifugation
Experience in scale-up/scale-down of processes in pursuit of commercialization
Previous experience with food ingredients or product formulation is a plus
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication
Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness to meet the needs of a fast growing company