Analytical Food Scientist with an interest in Novel Meat Alternatives and Developing the Future of Food
Do you want to help replace unsustainable animal-based products in the food system? Do you want to make an impact and contribute to the future of food? Do you want to be part of a team where combining Food Science and Synthetic Biology creates the foundation for a new start-up?

Then join us at The BioInnovation Institute (BII) at Nørrebro, where we are currently looking for an Analytical Food Scientist who can take part in our recently insourced Bio Studio project, Yummowia.

Incubated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, BII’s mission is to create new life science solutions to address unmet societal or health needs. At BII, we have established a new program, Bio Studio, which aims to build life science start-ups based on world-class research. Bio Studio projects are three-year grant funded projects sourced from leading researchers employed at research institutions worldwide. The projects we admit combine scientific novelty, commercial viability, and the potential for significant societal and/or health impact. The goal of the projects is to create a viable start-up company based on the project within the three years.

BII aims to recruit a strong project team for each Bio Studio project, and it is expected that this team will form the core of the future start-up deriving from the project. Apart from establishing a solid Project Team to be headed up by an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR), BII provides a comprehensive network of industry, investors, and subject matter experts to support the projects.

Your Opportunity to Join BII’s Bio Studio Program!
BII Bio Studio is about to start up a new three-year project within alternative protein sourced in by a highly renowned Principal Investigator from a Danish University. To head up the analytical work, we are looking for a passionate food scientist, who will join us in the role as Scientist and be responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and developing food products.

You will be part of a bioengineering project called Yummowia. The project has the ambition to create a new level of truly delicious, super-nutritious, and affordable meat alternatives using engineered mycoprotein, that can be produced without negatively impacting the planet or the people and animals living on it. Yummowia is dedicated to creating new products within the field of alternative protein with the potential to be impactful and globally accessible. Using bioengineering opens up unprecedented opportunities and will result in the creation of a whole new category of meat alternatives that is to truly rival or even surpass conventional meat products.

Your role is based in an early-stage research-driven team dedicated to discovering and developing holistically engineered mycoprotein-based meat alternatives.
The team consists of experienced scientists and research assistants, all excited to make a difference by developing novel meat alternatives.

Your ownership of our mutual journey will be to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of flavor and flavor-formation to guide and inform the strain development of genetically engineered mycoprotein.
  • Form integral part of the development cycle to analyze and improve strains and associated food products using LCMS and GCMS based methods.
  • Develop and evaluate food products.
  • Complement the strain engineering team with analysis and insight.
  • Develop new analysis methods.
  • Design, run, and analyze flavor experiments.
  • Run and maintain LC-MS / GC-MS equipment.
  • Improve product formulation and develop novel meat alternatives.
  • Arrange sensory analysis sessions.

You and your team strive to have…

  • Established relevant LC-MS and GC-MS based analytical methods.
  • Analyzed strains developed by the strain engineering team
  • Formulated new potential food products using engineered mycoprotein.

As a part of a small community with close ties and bright minds, you should be prepared for many cross-functional tasks and inspiring discussions that can help shape your work at BII.

Your Professional & Personal Spirit 
You should be eager to work with protein alternatives in a fast-paced, innovative, and inspiring environment.

You have:

  • PhD in food science or another relevant field
  • 0-2 years of experience post PhD
  • Experience with LC-MS and GC-MS analysis.
  • Solid understanding of flavors, off-flavors, and flavor formation.
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and to report results in oral and written forms.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral scientific English.
  • Well-organized, efficient, result-oriented, have excellent record-keeping abilities.
  • Strong understanding of nutrition is appreciated.

You see yourself as an impact-driven team spirit with excellent interpersonal skills, and besides your passion for the field, you strive to be flexible and adaptable.

Your Experience Working at BII 
We offer a committed and professional workplace in which we emphasize ensuring that our colleagues thrive, are challenged, and have opportunities to develop their potential. A career at BII allows you to work with world-leading entrepreneurial scientists in a position where you will have a substantial chance to impact your job and the opportunity to develop your bio entrepreneurial skills.
BII invites you to become part of a vibrant and professional workplace with a chance to bring ideas to life and science to market for the benefit of society and human welfare.

Are you curious for more?  
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Shivani Joshi, Scientific Project Manager, via mail sjo@bii.dk or on the phone +45 22347397. The deadline for applying for this job is 7th of February 2023. However, we will hold interviews on a rolling basis and encourage you to send your application as soon as possible.
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking on the “Apply now” button.

About the BioInnovation Institute Foundation
The BioInnovation Institute foundation (BII) is an international commercial foundation with a nonprofit objective supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. BII operates an incubator to accelerate world-class life science innovation that drives the development of new solutions by early life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society.

BII, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, offers start-ups and early-stage projects within health tech, therapeutics and bioindustrials state-of-the-art labs, vibrant office facilities, business development, start-up business incubation, access to high-level mentoring and international networks, plus unique funding opportunities of up to 1.3 million euro per start-up and 2.4 million euro per project.

Since the inauguration of BII in November 2018, BII has awarded 35 million euros to 68 high-growth start-up companies. Read more on www.bioinnovationinstitute.com

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