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Senior Food Scientist

Clara Foods

Clara Foods

Daly City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

About us

EVERY™ is a leading VC-backed food tech ingredient company and market leader using precision fermentation to create animal proteins without the animal for the global food and beverage industry. EVERY™ is a team of passionate change-makers who are reimagining the factory farm model with a kinder, more sustainable alternative. Leveraging precision fermentation to produce hyper-functional and one-to-one replacement proteins from microorganisms, EVERY™ is on a mission to decouple the world’s proteins from the animals that make them. We are a passionate, determined (and fun!) team with a vital objective, and we're on the lookout for like-minded people to join our mission. For more information, visit

The Role

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Senior Food Scientist who is excited to work with egg-derived ingredients and products on our Applications team. You are encouraged to apply if you have a deep knowledge of food chemistry, food proteins, ingredient functionalities, formulation and processing principles, and evaluation tools (analytical, texture, sensory, etc.). Using your passion for exploring the unknowns and expertise in food ingredients/applications, you will have the opportunity to check out the world’s first precision fermentation-derived egg proteins.

As a key member of the Applications team, you will own projects independently as the technical lead from project planning to execution. You will work with the Head of Product Management on development of finished products containing EVERY’s animal-free egg protein from concept to commercialization with our B2B partners.

Detailed roles and responsibilities include:

  • Drive new product development from bench-top prototyping through pilot and plant trials in support of EVERY's objectives with our B2B customers.
  • Oversee and/or conduct product formulation, benchmarking, testing, sensory and instrumental analyses of product prototypes.
  • Provide technical expertise on EVERY proteins, their functionalities and application in food (e.g. bakery, beverages, alt meat, etc.) to our B2B partners.
  • Work with vendors and ingredient suppliers to develop product solutions, including optimal solutions for process implementation and improvement.
  • Work with EVERY operation, manufacturing, quality assurance, marketing and business development/sales for product commercialization and launch.
  • Write technical reports, memorandums and product literature.

Other responsibilities:

  • Capture product and applications-related IP.
  • This will be initially an independent contributor role with no supervisory responsibilities, but mentoring/coaching junior team members is expected.
  • Potential travel to B2B partner locations
  • Other assigned tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS in Food Science with 7+ years of industrial experience in food protein ingredients/products R&D or applications.
  • Experience taking novel products from benchtop to pilot and industrial scale and adapting benchtop formulations for scaled up equipment and processes.
  • Prior experience working collaboratively and cross functionally with functions including Manufacturing, Operations, Quality, Business Development/Sales etc.
  • Prior experience with B2B, CPG or food service.
  • Advanced knowledge in food chemistry and processing, ingredient functionalities and interactions and product formulation.
  • Prior experience on food protein R&D or applications.
  • Experience creating and formally presenting work in small and large group settings
  • Curiosity and tenacity to explore the unknowns.
  • Self starter with ability to work independently and manage timelines on individual projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for The EVERY Company DBA Clara Foods.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in food science with 3+ years of industrial experience in food protein ingredients/products R&D or applications.
  • Experience working externally with B2B partners and vendors
  • Prior experience in egg replacers and/or plant-based food.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Comprehensive benefits: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k matching, and stock options
  • Tasty perks: Weekly catered lunches
  • Customizable options: FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance
  • Work-life harmony: Flexible PTO and 10+ paid company holidays per year
  • Onsite conveniences: Free parking and unlimited gym access
  • Energizing refreshments: Unlimited sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee, and tea
  • Exciting socials: Themed happy hours and quarterly company outings
  • Open communication: Monthly all-hands meetings and direct access to CEO and leadership
  • Ideal location: Close to Daly City BART and Caltrain stations

Pay Range: $119,000 - $135,000 + Stock Options

At EVERY™ pay ranges are subject to change and assigned to a job based on the location specific market median of similar jobs according to 3rd party salary benchmark surveys. Individual pay within that range can vary for several reasons including skills/capabilities, experience, and available budget.

Dedication to Diversity

EVERY is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We want our workplace to enable productivity and meaningful work for individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves at work.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to accommodation as required by law. CDC defines fully vaccinated as: 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfzier or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.