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Food Scientist

Los Angeles, CA



Product Development


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Soylent is a pioneer in food technology, delivering nutritionally-complete staple meals that provide all the essential nutrients required to fuel the human body.


Soylent believes in managing the Company and the product by never being complacent and staying on the cutting edge of food technology and nutrition. Working at Soylent you'll have a platform to build cool things that positively affect the world with fun and dedicated people.


Soylent is produced with sustainability and efficiency in mind to create a convenient, nutritious, and affordable meal that is better for our health and the environment. CEO/Co-founder Rob Rhinehart and team developed Soylent after recognizing the need for a simpler, more efficient food source. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.


Food scientist will lead formulation and development of aseptically processed food products. The food scientist will conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, rapidly iterate formulas, and collaborate with the product development team. Projects will begin with conceptualization, formulation, testing, and commercialization. This role will require adaptability to the fast paced start-up environment.

What we're specifically looking for

o    Experience with product formulation and UHT processing including: nutritional profile matching, flavor optimization, cost optimization

o    Experience with Microthermics and / or VTIS process simulators a plus

o    Assist in identification of potential new ingredients and manufacturing suppliers

o    Project management experience

o    Must be a self-starter, creative thinker, and problem solver

o    Able to work under deadlines in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Education & Experience

o    Background in food science or food technology, chemistry, and / or biology

o    Knowledgeable in nutritional science, food safety, and international/domestic food regulation

Benefits (Full Time)

o    Amazing Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

o    Life insurance and disability benefits

o    Relocation support401(k)

o    Flexible work hours

o    Beautiful creative office in the heart of DTLA

o    Competitive salary and equity package

o    Some more serious perks we would love to share in detail

What we will Provide

o    Meaningful work - Giving customers 1,000’s of extra hours they would’ve spent eating

o    Work/life balance - We understand burnout is real and the makers/managers schedule

o    Interesting people - We embrace unique and diverse backgrounds

o    A constant learning environment - Dedicated time devoted to learning new things

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