Technology Transfer Specialist

Berkeley, California (US)
Apr 24, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ripple is looking for a Technology Transfer Specialist to strengthen and build our product development capabilities in our Technology Transfer team by using a scientific approach to create sustainable food formulations and products.




The ideal candidate will have 3+ years worth of food industry experience at a pilot plant or production facility and has knowledge of formulation, processing and filling processes. The candidate will have great scientific and personal skills, including:

  • Bachelors degree in food science, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field
  • Good laboratory practices including organized data documentation and presentation, attention to detail and ability to follow batch protocols
  • Innate curiosity for understanding complex food systems from a physical and chemical perspective
  • Drive to present to a diverse team of scientists, engineers and business partners
  • Ability to conduct bench top and pilot plant work independently
  • Willingness for occasional travel to contract manufacturers (~15%)
  • Proven teamwork and collaboration in small groups


Bonus points if you have experience with:

  • Formulation of food
  • Sensory evaluation of Food
  • Food safety and food quality


Finally, you need to be ready to roll-up your sleeves and help get things done at a small, early-stage startup company.




The Technology Transfer Engineer will be an integral member of the Technology Transfer Team. Specific tasks include:

  • Develop bench scale and pilot plant scale food formulations
  • Characterization of food formulas through analytical and sensory testing
  • Help build and maintain product development lab and pilot plant space
  • Commercialize products at contract manufacturers
  • Present results regularly at team meetings
  • Contribute to the Ripple culture
  • Play the role of janitor, receptionist, IT-person, printer-jam-clearer, and general pitcher-inner alongside everyone else at Ripple.