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Academic Research Advisor

Academic Research Advisor

Recruit and Inspire a Community of Science Innovators Focused on Saving the World

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Academic Research Advisor* will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will discover, motivate, and empower the scientists who will develop the latest innovations in plant-based and "clean" meat, dairy, and eggs.

How You Will Make a Difference
Disrupting the $800 billion animal agriculture industry and developing a sustainable food system will require a vast network of innovators in plant sciences, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and more. As Academic Research Advisor, it will be your job to build that network by:
  • Presenting dynamic and engaging talks at top science, technology, and research universities and major conferences to inspire the next generation of innovators to start or join plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Collaborating with the Business Innovation Specialist to develop a program for vetting and connecting scientists and entrepreneurs interested in starting or joining plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Building the community of scientists working on plant-based and clean meat research through all available tools, including LinkedIn analysis, advertising, cold contacting, and promotional campaigns.
Who We’re Looking For
We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrial animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone.

The Academic Research Advisor must have exceptional public speaking skills, strong writing abilities, dynamic networking and interpersonal skills, proven scientific acumen and fluency in the language of academia, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working with a rapidly evolving and growing team.

We are considering candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent industry experience in biology, chemistry, engineering, or a related natural science. Experience in startups, marketing, or sales is a strong plus.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!
(Please Note: We are only able to consider applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. All applicants must live in the United States.)
*This job was formerly titled "Science Innovation Specialist." We apologize for any confusion!

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Good Food Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. GFI complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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