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Technology Researcher Barcelona

Heura Foods

Heura Foods Barcelona Spain

3 weeks ago


At Heura we are food activists, and our mission is to provide a solution that leaves animals out of the equation, while feeding millions of people in a sustainable way. Technology gives us the opportunity to build a food system that not only solves our current challenges but also responds to our values.

We also know that great goals can only be achieved by diverse teams of people with different backgrounds, perspectives, orientations, abilities, food tastes, dress sense, and time zones - we don't just accept our differences; we fully support and celebrate them.

But ultimately, we all have one common goal: accelerating the protein transition.

And that’s why we are looking for a Research Scientist


Science & Technology:

-Conducting research studies in the area of soft matter, colloids and emulsions -focus on texturization and encapsulation technologies using micro- and nano-structure design principles.

-Carry out scientific literature review on... selected research topics, and contribute to experimental plan definition under scientist guidance.

-Execute experimental research activities, analyze data, and test hypotheses.

-Develop conceptual and/or predictive, mathematical models for process-microstructure functions.

-Generate Proof of Concept prototypes & processes based on the newly developed colloids & emulsion microstructures and interfaces.

- Characterize key material properties, establish process control parameters for product performance, stability, controlled encapsulation and release.

-Define scaling up approaches; support industrialization based on needs.

-Drive technology transfer activities to Product Development Teams in collaboration with the Technology Transfer Manager.

-Contribute to preparing research proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual.

-Contribute to IP generation via patent scientific substantiation activities. Produce research reports and be an active contributor to scientific publications.

-Train and coach laboratory staff and students on relevant analytical techniques. Be responsible for lab equipment - ensure maintenance and calibration.

Technical Assistance:

-Active involvement in scaling up / implementation activities when needed.

-Deliver technical support to both Product Development & Operations to ensure smooth implementation of developed Technologies.
• A Caring attitude towards our mission and see it as a “personal” problem to be solved professionally.
• Desire to help, assist and solve people's needs with a GoodVibes attitude.
• Passion for the business and a deep understanding of it to make sure your job at this role is aligned to business needs and goals.
• Previous experience in similar roles, ideally at an FMCG company or a high-growth startup.
• Scientific degree at Master level in the area of Physics, Chemistry, Food Science or Chemical Engineering.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a food research lab, academic or industrial environment.
• Hands-on experience and in-depth theoretical knowledge on physical characterization techniques: Rheology, Texture Analysis, Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis, Multi-Angle Dynamic Light Scattering, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Surface Tension and o-w /w-w Interface characterization techniques.
• Knowledge on protein, polysaccharide and lipid physico-chemical properties and analytical characterisation techniques.
• Knowledge on texturization technologies (structure design rules) for colloids, emulsions, biopolymer dispersions and gels.
• Practical expertise and competence in microstructure characterization techniques for emulsion and colloidal-based food matrices.
• A strong sense of science for application and interest in novel technologies.
• Experience with food biotransformation techniques is a plus.
• Experience using mathematical modelling tools (e.g. MatLab) is a plus
• An analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving mindset to approach everyday challenges.
• Ability to prioritize and anticipate opportunities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (mandatory).
• Ability to create strong and trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


To make this world a better place is hard work, so we support our Dream Team with:
• Limitless professional development at Europe's fastest-growing company in its category
• Culture of freedom, responsibility, and constructive feedback
• An entrepreneurial environment that encourages innovation
• Regulatory local labor days + 5 extra ones for Vacations (capped in 30 labor days yearly)
• Flexible working environment
• Private Health Insurance
• Fresh fruit, healthy snacks, coffee and tea (in local offices)
• Discounted gym memberships
• Discounts on Heura’s products
• Flexible retribution with Cobee (in Spain)
• Access to an online well-being and therapy platform
• After-work gatherings and other cool company events (in local offices)
• and…

…Working with top-talented and amazing Good Rebels

We are good, non-conformist rebels: we question the status quo and reject "that’s the way it’s always been done", therefore promoting constant change. We look for the greatest positive impact on the planet, and we know we have the power to create a new reality.

We are owners, so we take initiative and bring solutions to the table. We are humble learners and know that being under construction is fine. We help each other grow through feedback showing uncompromising transparency and vulnerability. . We value other points of view because we know that a diversity of opinions makes us greater.

We are constantly learning, and we thrive on understanding each other better every day, on putting ourselves in someone else's shoes.

None of this would make sense if we didn’t enjoy the journey. We smile and celebrate every day because we are passionate about our work and our mission.

We think big and bold and are always looking for the “WOW” in everything we do, and we work to exceed everyone’s expectations (colleagues, customers, consumers, and society).

If you see yourself here and can meet the essential requirements, we would love for you to apply. Or, do you know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know

Barcelona Spain

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