Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you.

Impossible Foods was founded 5 years ago to solve this problem by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world is currently available at various restaurants across the United States. 

Impossible Foods is leading the way to a sustainable global food system. We are developing transformative new technologies to produce great plant-based foods that outperform existing meat and dairy products in taste and nutrition, at a lower cost and with a much lower impact on the global environment. Impossible Foods was conceived and founded by a prominent Stanford professor and is backed by top-tier VCs and visionaries with proven track records creating new global industries. 

You Will:

  • The intern will characterize chemical composition of common foods and food ingredients using LC/MS. A considerable level of Ph.D. level independence is required, particularly in design and execution of experiment and data analysis. Experiments to be reported in lab notebook with the necessary level of details and the summary of the internship will be reported in a company-wide exit presentation. Responsibilities and duties include:
  • Setting up LC/MS methods following standard SOPs.
  • Developing and improving LC/MS methods.
  • Setting up LC/MS data quality control procedures.
  • Running LC/MS samples and analyzing data particularly metabolomics data.
  • Write and present experiment reports.
  • Perform basic instrument maintenance (mobile phase preparation, source cleaning etc).

You Have:

  • Current or finishing MS or PhD program student (Analytical Chemistry or related disciplines).
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience with LC/MS running samples, performing data analysis and doing basic troubleshooting, experience with high resolution instruments (Orbitrap or TOF) and metabolomics workflows is highly desired.
  • Experience with processing metabolomics data and relevant statistical analysis.
  • Ability to follow standard SOPs and develop new ones.
  • Ability to think systematically to design and troubleshoots experiments and instruments.
  • Ability to quickly learn new methods, techniques and tasks and deliver results within 1-2 month timeframe.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills (exit report and presentation are required). 



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