Food Scientist



Île-de-France, France · France
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Food Scientist

Type of contract
Food Science
Contract duration
Ideal Starting Date
Position's status
1 more property
A few words about us! Nutropy develops the next generation of dairy products. Nutropy is a Venture-Backed French company that develops an animal-free plug & play milk replacement for large scale dairy applications through our precision fermentation technology. We produce milk proteins and fatty acids identical to those produced by cows to enable the production of cheeses that taste as good as conventional cheese but are more sustainable, healthier and better for the animals. 🌐 Linkedin

📑 Job description

At Nutropy, your job will consist in:
Design, plan, execute and analyze different experiences in the food science pipeline hand-in-hand with your supervisors and colleagues, working both autonomously and in collaboration
Develop and optimize different food ingredients and products for recombinant protein and molecule valorisation
Identify bottlenecks and re-design processes accordingly
Optimize casein functionality for cheese applications
Develop and conduct analytical assays designed to elucidate the biochemistry of caseins colloids / micelles in relationship to their behavior and functionality in cheesemaking
Identify and qualify ingredients and their suppliers for formulations
Perform experiments at lab scale and conduct product characterization, in particular texture analysis, rheology and QC in order to improve performance, stability and shelf-life
Orchestrate and oversee in house and external sensory panels
Manage a rigorous lab notebook, write SOPs and maintain logs of product batches
Prepare and present results with statistical analyses, conclusions and technical recommendations to your supervisors and the team
Contribute to IP generation
Manage and mentor junior team members
Collaborate with the different departments
Collaborate with external labs for product characterization
Perform literature searches when necessary and propose innovative solutions
Maintain equipment as well as laboratory inventory, consumables and solutions
Undertake any other activies as needed by the business

🛠️ Skills we are looking for

Education & Experience:
Graduate degree in food science, microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry or similar relevant tracks
A previous experience in a lab (public or ideally private) doing food product R&D, ideally with similar responsibilities
Ideally, hands-on experience with food colloids and cheese or other fermented (dairy) products or vegan alternatives
Ideally experience with DOE, data visualization and analysis
Speak English professionally, ideally speak some French
Independant, well organized and proactive
Precise and capable of prioritising tasks
Problem-solver and agilist
Strong communicator
Interest in alternative proteins
Positive and benevolent outlook
Motivated to work in a dynamic start-up environment
Strong desire to join a company that is positively changing our food system and planet

💪 What we offer

When you come to work at Nutropy, your day-to-day is directly responsible for improving the quality of our products. Your role will be pivotal in bringing animal-free dairy to consumers worldwide, positively impacting our food system and planet. In return, here is what we can offer you:
A supportive workplace
A stimulating, fast-paced multi-cultural environment
Salary and benefits
Opportunities to learn and progress professionally

🗯️ Interviewing process

We will organize 3 to 4 interview rounds, including reference checks.
As an equal opportunity employer, Nutropy welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion or belief. Under its equal opportunities policy, Nutropy is aiming to achieve gender parity in staff employed at all levels in the Organisation. At the time of appointment, preference between suitable candidates shall be given to the candidate of the gender which is under-represented in the relevant grades within the category to which the vacancy belongs. During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures shall be taken to facilitate access for candidates with disabilities.
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