Head of Food Science
Head of Food Science
Technologiepark 82, Zwijnaarde - Ghent, Belgium
Will you write history with the development of your cheese from microbially obtained protein?
We are looking for a Head of Food Science with a strong interest and experience in dairy proteins and taking novel food ingredients from applied research to commercialization. The successful candidate should be a team player with a creative mindset. A person that enjoys challenges, with a passion for food, sustainability and health.
Lead the cheese development activities with our microbially produced milk proteins
Leading the Food Science team
Create vegan cheese prototypes and characterize the chemical, physical and sensory properties
Managing the designed experiments in the lab/food kitchen, followed by data collection, data analysis and data interpretation
Coordinate and manage external research collaborations
Contribute to IP generation
Collaborate with the different departments (upstream and downstream processing) from a food and functionality perspective
Collaborate with our cheese expert consultants, as well as our external partners
Academic degree in Food Science or Food (Bio)technology
Min. 5 years experience in the field of food proteins
Good knowledge of (novel) food ingredients and their functionality (you know all about taste and texture!)
An analytical mindset and the ability to translate research data into product development
Ability to think innovatively
A good team motivator and willing to take initiative to get projects accomplished
Flexible within a start-up environment, able to take on a variety of tasks
Great communication, organization and collaborative skills
Is a plus, if you have:
Hands-on experience with developing novel products, and processes in dairy and/or alt-dairy
Experience in cheese manufacturing (traditional and/or vegan)
Hands-on experience with texture analysis, rheology, and emulsification techniques
Familiarity with novel food regulations
Working as a Vegan Cowboy family member (cheesy but true), means excellent career perspectives in a rapidly growing field, your very own cowboy name (which yes, will be used) and proud ownership of a share in the company through our personnel participation program. Shared with your colleagues, you will own 20% to be exact.
Are you our new Head of Food Science?
Please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about these vacancies, please contact Belinda Hunziker by mail or phone + 32 (0)9 261 77 00.