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Flavor Chemist

Research | Redwood City, CA, United States


Maraxi seeks a highly motivated flavor chemist to join our dynamic team. Maraxi is a disruptive Silicon Valley startup founded by scientists from Stanford and UC Berkeley with top tier venture backing. We are developing novel technologies to create great new foods from plant-derived ingredients that will transform the world's food production system, greatly reducing its environmental impact and increasing its efficiency and productivity.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of tools to measure and optimize the flavor and fragrance of food products.
  • Identify and quantitate flavor and fragrance components of food products.
  • Develop methods on GC-MS, HPLC, and LC-MS.
  • Identify and install analytical tools.
  • Establish database of desired flavor and fragrance molecules
  • Perform flavor analysis and report conclusions to teams.
  • Analysis and quantitation of small molecules and proteins. Rapid communication of results and implications.
  • Provide training on analytical methods and ensure data quality across organization.
  • Collaborate with other scientists to achieve goals.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, mentoring work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • PhD or equivalent in Analytical chemistry, food science or related fields.
  • Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills with good organization skills
  • Ability to design experiments and manage project teams effectively
  • Ability to continuously challenge assumptions, create new ideas, and push research daily
  • Ability to work with diverse, dynamic team effectively
  • Determination to look under non-obvious stones to find the best solution for the needed applications

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