Want to help solve the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced by joining the most exciting and important endeavor in the world today? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you.
People around the world love to eat meat, fish, and dairy products and demand is growing faster than the world’s population. At the same time, the system we use to produce these foods is destroying the planet. Animal farming is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector; occupies almost half of Earth’s ice-free land; consumes and pollutes more of the world’s dwindling supply of fresh water than any other industry; and is by far the leading threat to biodiversity.
Impossible Foods was founded 6 years ago to solve this dilemma by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand without the destructive environmental impact. Our first products appeared in the market in 2016.
We’re looking for the very best scientists, engineers, food developers, and business professionals in the world to join our collegial, multi-talented, mission-driven, creative, diverse and fun-loving team in creating a secure and sustainable
food system for the future. Come work with us to change the course of history.
- The intern will characterize chemical composition of common foods and food ingredients using LC/MS. Considerable level of PhD level independence is required, particularly in design and execution of experiment and data analysis. Experiments to be reported in lab notebook with necessary level of details and the summary of 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)
- 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)