Food Scientist - Team Lead (SF Bay Area)
Spero Foods Oakland, CA
- Posted: over a month ago
- Benefits: 401k, dental, medical,
Spero Foods is a venture-backed, female and disability -founded, and plant-forward startup using clean technology to transform seeds (not nuts) into plant-based dairy products, creating the world's first delicious and sustainable plant-based dairy that will soon be priced the same as animal dairy! Spero is innovating in every single dairy alternatives category. Spero’s backers include: YC, Valor, BVP. Check out our Insta!
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER:
Phaedra, our founder and CEO, created Spero to democratize dairy, giving everyone access to delicious dairy alternatives that are better for us and the planet. She invented Spero’s technology and designed its brand. Before Spero, she graduated from Cornell in engineering and biosciences, was an award-winning artist, and an All-American athlete. She’s been a top software engineer at Facebook and acquired startups, founded and led organizations at Cornell, Facebook, and Harvard, and has grown Spero to now be in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in CA and top retailers across the country, and it’s just the beginning of the journey to change the world for the better!
Spero has been named:
- Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Honoree
- Hermes Creatives - 2x Gold
- IAB 2020: Most Disruptive Consumer Brands in the U.S.
- TED Women Food Trend Lab
- Forbes 30 Under 30 Food & Drink
- Must love food!
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in biology, chemistry, or food science
- 8-15 years of experience the field
- Lab experience related to food science or a similar/related area of study
- Hungry to work hard and make a positive impact on the world
- Aligned with improving the planet for future generations! :)
- Designing and executing experiments pertinent to Spero's products!
- Working with CEO, data, & research scientists to design and execute experiments pertaining to product attribute optimizations
- Working on NEW products!!
- Designing and executing experiments for textural improvements and desired physical properties
- Sourcing and corresponding with vendors relevant to the needs of your experiments
- Staying up-to-date on all emerging and pertinent literature
YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO:
- Takes pride in your work!
- Is obsessed with creating a strong community among our users!
- Is results-oriented and an incredible executor.
- Is adaptable.
- Detail-oriented. Is scrappy. Has grit.
- Is obsessed with quality and innovation.
- Is positive and awesome!
JOB PERKS INCLUDE:
- Health & dental insurance!!
- 401K hosting
- ClassPass Membership
- Free meditation app access
- Team Bonding Outings
- Sponsored Team Lunches
- Free late-night dinners if you stay after hours*
- Autonomy, growth, impact!
- Opportunities to make a positive impact on the world-- the environment, people’s health, and animals’ lives
Spero Foods, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Spero Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Spero FoodsWhy Work Here?
Spero Foods is a venture-backed startup using clean technology to create the first price comparable dairy alternatives.
Spero Foods is a venture-backed, female and disability -founded, and plant-forward startup using clean technology to transform seeds (not nuts) into plant-based dairy products, creating the world's first delicious and sustainable plant-based dairy that will soon be priced the same as animal dairy! Spero is innovating in every single dairy alternatives category.