EVERY™, based in South San Francisco, is a leading VC-backed food tech ingredient company using precision fermentation to create animal proteins without the animal for the global food and beverage industry. Originally founded as Clara Foods in 2014, EVERY™ rebranded in 2021 to better convey its vision to bring animal-free proteins to everyone, everywhere. EVERY™ is a team of passionate change makers who are reimagining the factory farm model with a kinder, more sustainable alternative. Leveraging precision fermentation to produce hyper-functional and one-to-one replacement proteins from microorganisms, EVERY™ is on a mission to decouple the world’s proteins from the animals that make them.

We are a passionate, determined, (and fun!) team with a vital objective, and we're on the lookout for like-minded people to join our mission. Sound like you?

EVERY™ is seeking a talented and creative Director to lead its Food Protein Science team. You will employ both biochemical and bioanalytical techniques to evaluate the function of novel proteins in food applications. You will work at the interface of protein chemistry and food science, and you will support and grow a team focused on understanding the structure and function relationships of proteins within foods. You will work closely with cross-functional collaborators including food scientists, strain engineers, and bioprocess development experts, developing the next generation of precision fermentation-based alternative proteins. 

Responsibilities 

  • Lead the Food Protein Science team. Recruit, manage, and mentor innovative food and protein scientists.
  • Provide scientific and technical support on proteins and their function in foods.
  • Identify appropriate development opportunities for team members, building on the strengths available and complementing the skills base as needed.
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams to help develop next-generation protein products.
  • Keep abreast of the latest technologies and drive innovation to streamline methods.
  • Ensure all research and development activity meets high standards of ethics, safety, and scientific integrity.
  • Provide scientific review and recommendations for potential product and technical opportunities as requested.

Qualifications 

  • An M.S. or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or similar discipline; experience in novel proteins is required.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the food industry.
  • Experience with protein characterization, including high throughput screening, LC-MS, HPLC, SDS-PAGE, CD spectroscopy, TSA, and rheometry.
  • Outstanding record of technical proficiency, creativity, and effective collaboration.
  • The ability to inspire colleagues, deliver results, and respond quickly in a shared-mission start-up company.
  • Outstanding written, verbal communication, and presentation skills required to communicate to scientific, business, and lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and manage multiple projects in parallel.
  • Demonstrated success in transforming strategy into outstanding execution for a robust product pipeline.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide direct reports with clear and collaborative business objectives, performance metrics, and strategy.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and project management skills.
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics, machine learning, and programming languages is a plus!

This position is based in our South San Francisco, CA location 

What EVERY™ can Offer for Full-Time Positions:

  • Generous benefits package; 100% medical, dental, and vision employee coverage, 401k matching, and stock
  • Optional benefits; FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance
  • Flexible PTO and 14 paid company holidays per year
  • Parental Leave: 10 weeks of parental leave and 6 weeks of childbirth leave
  • Free parking, unlimited gym access, lounge, mini-golf patio, yoga and fitness classes onsite
  • Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee and tea
  • Weekly virtual happy hours & lunches
  • Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with CEO and leadership
  • Close to South San Francisco BART and CalTrain stations, including free shuttle service

EVERY™ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

 

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