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Food Scientist (Bakery)
Hampton Creek Foods - San Francisco Bay Area, CA


Remember what excitement felt like? Find that feeling again at a company that Bill Gates says is "shaping the future." At Hampton Creek, we're artists. And engineers. We're biochemists, food scientists and chefs. And all of us—every single day—feel that excitement.

You'll work with our Bakery Innovation Team on formulation testing, recipe validation, bench top baking, data recording, and more. You'll have a killer eye for detail, be experienced in analyzing products (specifically baked goods), eager to join in on our sensory analysis sessions, be a diligent data documenter/recorder, and a master measurer of ingredients.

As a Food Technologist/Scientist with Hampton Creek, you will have the unique opportunity to provide insight in the area of egg replacement technology and develop baked goods based on this technology. You will independently design & conduct experiments, develop products from concept to commercialization. The successful candidate will be a solutions oriented individual with strong time management/prioritization skills and demonstrates excellent communication skills with all business functions.


- Research into new plant sources & ingredients, plan and execute experiment /interpret results, report results and follow through
- Develop and implement action plans for projects, including DOE, bench top execution and forming analytical conclusions for next steps
- Evaluate and utilize technical information (external and internal) and lead development through application for egg free baked goods
- Ability to work with suppliers to identify technical solutions to project challenges
- Design experiments and develop SOPs
- Document findings with extreme attention to detail

Work Experience:

- Minimum 2 years experience developing and commercializing baked products with M.S., or
- Minimum 4 years experience developing and commercializing baked products with B.S.

Desired Skills and Experience:

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in science, food science, baking science or related field.
- An uncanny curiosity and passion for food.
- Extensive knowledge /understanding of ingredient functionality, food chemistry related to baked goods. An understanding of heat/mass transfer principles, thermal kinetics and its relation to baking preferred.
- Strong formulation, processing used in bakery manufacturing essential.
- Understand sensory testing principles and ability to implement appropriate tests. Knowledge of statistics is a plus.
- Killer communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written.
- A strong inclination to drive your own success, critical thinker, and goal oriented.
- Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment.
- Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point. Genesis a plus.

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