Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Product Development & Ingredient Innovations
At Humbleseed, we believe that we should not have to compromise when it comes to feeding our children. Our health and the health of the planet are connected, and a better future depends on the choices that we make now. Humbleseed’s mission is to create the healthiest baby formula that is also the most sustainable. Our formula will achieve the gold standard of breast milk by sourcing ingredients from mother nature. This means no animal products and no harmful crops. It means real ingredients that are minimally processed and come from renewable resources. We are looking for a Chief Science Officer to help us create this game changing product.
The Chief Science Officer will be responsible for developing the nutritional components of our Stage 1 & Stage 2 infant formula and Stage 3 toddler formula. Initially, this will involve identifying ingredients, leading experimentation and testing, and building the Research & Development team. This is an exciting opportunity to create a new, more sustainable way to feed our babies. We are looking for someone with Greta-like determination to change the world. The Chief Science Officer will have deep subject matter experience as well as the ability to draw connections across disciplines and find solutions in unusual places. We are looking for someone who lives and breathes the idea that: “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind”.
Research and identify product ingredients for Stage 1-3 formula
Lead the formulation of Stage 1-3 products
Design, conduct, and analyze experiments
Develop assays and growth studies
Lead complex and large scale experiments
Create reports and present research results to the business team
Demonstrate excellent record keeping and accountability
Conduct product development in accordance with applicable legislation and other regulations, ensuring ingredients meet the nutritional requirements set by the FDA
As we grow, build and oversee a team
M.S. or PhD in Food Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or a related field
Experience in formulation and extraction
Experience in assay development
A passion for alternative proteins/plant-based products
Creativity and the ability to think outside the box
Ability to continuously challenge assumptions to seek innovative solutions
Proven track record of innovative research and/or development projects
The opportunity to build an incredible workplace, which includes input on hiring decisions and company culture
Strong preference for candidates based in, or willing to relocate to the Greater NYC area.
Humbleseed is an early stage, alternative protein startup. Founded on the belief that we should not have to compromise when it comes to feeding our children, Humbleseed will offer a minimally processed, plant-based option in the growing category of infant and toddler formula.
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