Product Developer (II)

San Francisco, CA
Jan 06, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About Us

Mission Barns is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people are pioneering the future of food. We are scaling up and optimizing our process to provide sustainable, safe, and humane meat products to the world. 

We are a venture-backed startup with decades of experience in cell biology, tissue engineering, media development, food science, bioreactor design, and more. We’re united by our collective drive to solve difficult problems, ask tough questions, and apply cutting-edge science and engineering. At Mission Barns, you’ll have the freedom to dream big and do the best work of your life.

  • Prioritize workflow to accommodate events, tastings, and product demonstrations. 
  • Organize a workstation to work efficiently, cleanly, and in a manner reflective of Mission Barns Standards.
  • Contribute to product development meetings with ideas, formulas, and processes that will better systems associated with Mission Barns work.
  • Innovate and experiment for benchtop prototyping. Encompassing, but not limited to, areas of new product development, ingredient, and process optimization, scale-up.
  • Fulfill deadlines in accordance with your direct supervisor's instruction. Note taking and meticulous documentation.
  • Liaise with distributors to replenish ingredients and source new material. 
  • Participate in product demonstrations, in house tastings, focus groups, and sensory panels. 
  • Create or assist in the creation of nutrition labels corresponding to product development. 
  • Accommodate and abide by all rules and regulations of Mission Barns and/or any other governing body pertinent to our field of work.
  • Articulate ideas and approaches associated with innovation tied to new product development. 
  • Replicate and execute current formulas. 
  • Maintain inventory of both in house supplies and bench top prototypes. 
  • Coordinate with other team members in efforts relating to accomplishing directives.
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Multitask different projects while maintaining a high standard.

Physical requirements
  • Must be able to meet these requirements with or without accommodations
  • Ability to stand on your feet for up to 10 hours with legally required breaks, where applicable.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to follow basic verbal directions as instructed by applicable supervisors and team members.
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to handle fluctuation in temperature associated with ovens, cooling environments, or sterile rooms.

About You
  • 3-5 years experience in Culinary Arts, Food Science, Product Development or a field of relation. 
  • B.S. in culinary arts, RCA,  nutrition, or food science. 
  • Proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with NPD, ingredient optimization, nutritional analysis, commercialization and scale up, cross functional coordination, trend research, sensory paneling and evaluation, product demonstrations, inventory management, quality control, process, and formula documentation.

About Us: Mission Barns is a Bay Area biotech company specializing in cultivated meat products. We are a small and growing team that prioritizes a healthy work environment concurrently with creating technologies that will provide better solutions to the way we feed our planet.

Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.

Mission Barns is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.