Associate Scientist- Packaging
Impossible Foods
 Redwood City, CA
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 in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers 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 and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad.

You Will:

  • Identify and apply new and existing packaging materials and technologies towards the development of innovative new products and the enhancement of existing products that consumers find appealing and easy to use, packaging that is compelling and allows Impossible Foods to “win at the store shelf“
  • Collaborate with multifunctional core teams (PDC, Marketing, and Product Supply) to successfully identify, develop and launch new products in an accelerated manner
  • Work with vendors to identify new packaging and technologies that may be utilized by Impossible Foods
  • Design, plan and execute packaging related studies for bench top, pilot plant and manufacturing scale trials; gathering and analyzing data, documenting and reporting results, and make recommendations based on findings
  • Develop, review and update packaging specifications as appropriate
  • Define and conduct sensory tests, shelf life and product stability studies, to inform package selection, product storage, labeling, and handling requirements
  • Provide strong technical leadership within a cross-functional team to drive the design and development of innovative new products or optimization of existing packages List education, experience & skills requirements

You Have:

  • BS/MS degree in Packaging, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related field
  • 4-6+ years work experience in food product packaging (experience in CPG packaging will also be considered)
  • Strong technical expertise and working knowledge of multiple packaging related disciplines, such as: barrier flexible films, plastic parts and related forming technology, corrugated paper components along with scale-up and manufacturing line requirements
  • Experience and technical competency in primary, secondary and tertiary packaging design and qualification (e.g. product/package compatibility, manufacturing and distribution qualification)
  • Knowledge of packaging software such as TOPS or CAPE
  • Knowledge of DOE and statistics
  • Travel: At least 10%, depending on project needs
Impossible Foods Inc. 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