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Senior Scientist Meat Plant Based Products m/f/d

Location: Barcelona


  • We are recruiting for a technology startup company. Target is to develop plant-based whole cuts such as beef steaks, pork sirloins, chicken breasts and others. 

  • Our client developed a micro-extrusion technology, capable of recreating animal muscles' microfibres entirely from natural, vegan and environmental friendly ingredients, and unveiled to the world the first plant-based whole-cut!

  • the vision is to be a technological innovation company in the field of alternative proteins, serving people with superior products and services, shaping the future of the industry and contributing to the environment, to animal welfare and to human society.

  • My client moves fast, have a scientific and creative spirit, and want talented people who like to contribute, take on challenges and make a positive impact.

  • If you’re looking for a company with a collaborative environment, prepared to become a global leading tech company in the booming alternative protein space, our client is the place for you.


What you will do

  • Work as part of a team to deliver complex plant-based meat products using animal-free ingredients.

  • Support R&D team in attaining short-term and long-term development goals. Adapt to evolving scientific

  • priorities.

  • Understand ingredients and processes to create new product attributes.

  • Improve existing products or processes, develop formulation and create finished goods specifications.

  • Develop processes for the production of recipes at large scale.

  • Integration of new technology to create a delicious proof of concept products.

  • Lead efforts on recreating flavor systems resulting in meat identity and flavor integration in formulations.

  • Create formulas to meet customer requirements and internal testing needs.

  • New ingredient sourcing, evaluation, costing, qualification and specification.

  • Conduct sensory analysis.

  • Assist pilot and commercial scale trials, establish data and make a technical case for product feasibility.

  • Support Marketing, Sales, and Customers for ingredient and flavor performance, seasoning profiles and applications.

  • Generating ingredient statements and nutritional information.

  • Collaborate with external labs to conduct analytical as well as nutritional testing as needed.



Requirements for the position

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Food Technology, Food Chemistry or long time experience as Master Butcher or similar

  • Strong working knowledge of ingredient functionality and flavor, formulation, nutrition and food labelling regulations.

  • A passion to create delicious products.

  • Strong knowledge of flavor chemistry and how to integrate flavors.

  • Strong quantitative skills for the design of experiments and data analysis & interpretation.

  • Experience with formulation development.

  • Experience with designing and conducting sensory testing.

  • Strong analytical decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • High level of initiative with an ability to plan and manage tasks autonomously.

  • you speak English, Spanish would be an asset

  • Open minded to quickly adapt his/her strategy to changing environments.

  • Likes to work in a fast-paced, collaborative setting, with a lot of interpersonal interaction.


Desired Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience as a Food Scientist with meat and plant-based product development experience (extrusion experience also helpful).

  • Knowledge of plant-based meat formulations and processes.


Your benefits

  • Competitive salary and opportunity for recognition and fast growth

  • Culture of responsibility, entrepreneurship, inclusion and participation

  • Dynamic work environment, where you will be able to build your schedule with flexibility and autonomy,

  • not being tied to rigid working hours

  • Great work location in Barcelona, in the @22 area, near the beach, close to other leading startups and to great places in Poblenou’s trendy neighbourhood

  • Be part of a great team, who are talented, hard-workers and like to have fun together

  • Make a positive impact in the future of our planet and society, let’s support the growth of the plant-based


Geiger Food Ingredients 
Recruitment & Consult.Ing


Munich | Gruenwald | Germany

+49-171-644 80 94 

Skype alfredgeiger

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