The Good Food Institute Europe
Remote, home-based (Europe)
Industrial animal agriculture is at the root of many of the most pressing global issues of our time, from climate change and global hunger to increased disease risk and poor animal welfare.
The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology to replace the products of industrial animal agriculture with plant-based, fermentation-derived and cultivated meat, eggs, dairy, and seafood. Please check out our U.S. affiliate’s website (gfi.org) and read the 2019 Year in Review (gfi.org/2019, particularly pages 8-9, which focus on our Science and Technology work), to find out more about who we are and what we do.
We are at an exciting stage in our growth and are looking for a Science and Technology (SciTech) Manager to join our team. For more information about this new role, please take a look at the job brochure here.
How You Will Make a Difference
We need the best scientists in Europe to be engaged in plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived protein research and development.
In this role, you will lead the creation and delivery of a SciTech strategy and function for GFI Europe. You will engage with scientists, science media, and policymakers to catalyse the alternative proteins sector through three principal activities: inspiring more scientists to work on alternative proteins, mobilising research funding, and analysing the sector.
As the first Science and Technology hire in our growing European team, you will help radically transform the food system by:
Who We’re Looking For
You must have: - A passion for GFI’s philosophy and mission.
A Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g., stem cell biology, tissue engineering, biochemical engineering, synthetic biology, plant molecular biology, plant genetics, crop science), or the equivalent (e.g. a master’s degree plus significant relevant experience).
A good strategic mind: you will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for GFI’s SciTech work in Europe, and selecting the highest-impact things to work on.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to tailor messages to both scientific and general audiences.
Excellent networking, interpersonal, influencing, and relationship-building abilities, and the credibility and persuasiveness to represent GFI in front of regulators, policymakers, and corporate executives.
Strong team spirit and open and collaborative instincts: you will be working closely with colleagues in our US SciTech team and around the world.
An extremely strong work ethic and ability to see projects through to completion.
A can-do approach: a self-starter with the drive and initiative to take responsibility for delivering impact.
Comfort working remotely in a rapidly-growing and evolving organisation: the ability to work well independently and under pressure, set priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
The ideal candidate may also have some of the following, although these are not requirements:
Experience working with plant-based or cultivated meat companies.
An established network and rapport with a broad range of contacts relevant to GFI.
A functional understanding of the principles, methods, equipment, and techniques used in plant-based and cultivated meat research and manufacturing.
Experience with identifying and preparing research grant applications for funding, for example from the EU or national governments.
Experience managing and leading teams.
The ability to work in major European languages other than English.
We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every colour, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.
The Fine Print
The full application process is outlined in the job brochure here. We really look forward to hearing from you!
Any questions? If you have any questions about this role, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve read this far but decided not to apply, please feel free to share this job description with someone else in your network who you think might be a good fit for the role! Thank you.
Time commitment: Full time
Applications due: 2020-12-14