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At Bosque Foods, our vision is to accelerate the world's transition to an environmentally sustainable, equitable, and animal-free food system.

Our mission is to create the next generation of meat alternatives, starting with whole-cut meat products grown naturally from fungal mycelium.

We aim to create better-than-meat products that deliver on the entire taste experience, nutrition, and price of traditional meat without compromise.

Founded in 2020, Bosque Foods is the first European fungi-based meat alternative company focusing entirely on the whole-cut meat segment.

After graduating from the world's leading biotech accelerator program, IndieBio in New York City, we are now opening our lab in Berlin, Germany.

We are looking for a Food Technologist to lead our R&D team in the development of our whole-cut meat alternative based on mycelium fermentation.
You should be passionate about new protein alternatives and future foods (previous experience is a must).

You should have an... entrepreneurial drive and mindset, high ambition and the ability to guide the scientific team in the development of our downstream bioprocess.

Role & Responsibilities:
• Provide technical leadership to develop our innovative wholecut fungibased meat alternative products from bench to pilot scale, and through full commercialization.
• Support the creation of new processes and procedures as the company grows.
• Bring new ideas to the table for raw material postprocessing and product development during the downstream process.
• Research and develop new food technologies and product building blocks, including flavor & texture interactions.
• Think critically, balance multiple tasks, and be flexible wearing whatever hat is needed to support crossfunctional teams and help meet company goals.


Must have:
• Bachelor's Degree in (Food Science, Food Technology, or related discipline with 2+ years of relevant R&D experience; or Master's Degree in similar fields with 1+ years of relevant R&D experience.
• Experience in new food product development of alternative protein solutions, ideally fungi or the post processing of fungal biomass as a meat alternative.
• Excellent communications skills, teamwork and emotional intelligence.
• A scientific, innovative and detailedoriented mindset.
• Proactively seek opportunities to improve existing processes. Driven to deliver high quality results on time, readily adaptable to shifting priorities and multitasking.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Strategic and analytical thinker, capable of improving internal competencies and technologies to achieve company objectives.
• English language proficiency, both written and spoken. German is a plus.

Great to have:
• Food safety
• HACCP certifications are a strong plus
• Experience in a sensory lab setting (training a sensory panel, designing & conducting experiments) is a plus
• Knowledge on the different tests for food organoleptic properties applied to novel meat alternatives.
• Experience in reaction flavor chemistry and/or making new textured material is a plus.
• Previous experience with the design and development of bioprocesses, especially around scaleup and process optimisation.
• Biggest plus a passion for mushrooms

• Potential to join the team with an unlimited contract after the 1st year contract
• Work in our brand new lab in the center of Berlin.
• Opportunity to join a dynamic and diverse missiondriven team with skyhigh ambitions to build the future of food
• Chance to shape and design the scientific strategy at an early stage.
• Last but not least, the opportunity to work in an innovative, highimpact environment with flexible working hours, mínimal hierarchy and endless growth opportunities
Berlin Germany


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