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We are living at a critical time.

For the first time, we have the technology to build a food system that aligns with our highest ideals. The Good Food Institute exists to ensure that efforts to seize on this remarkable opportunity result in maximum transformation away from factory farming and toward a healthy, humane, and sustainable future.

We work with entrepreneurs, researchers, elected officials, regulators, the media, and institutions to create a seamless transition away from factory farmed animal products and toward alternatives that are better for our environment, food security, global health, and animals.

We wake up every day excited to change the world for the better.

At GFI, you will enjoy a challenging and fulfilling career, supportive colleagues, a high degree of autonomy, and room for advancement in a rapidly evolving work environment. We support our employees with full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, and a 401(k) retirement program. GFI’s team works remotely from home offices, and we are accepting applicants from across the United States (unless otherwise specified in the job description).

Please join us in creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply!

Job Opportunities

Managing Director, Israel

Managing Director, Israel

Catalyze a Global Transformation of the Food System

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. GFI’s Managing Director for Israel will serve as an independent contractor orchestrating the regional expansion of our efforts to replace factory-farmed products with plant-based and clean meat. By harnessing the power of science and innovation, GFI’s managing director for Israel will help make delicious, healthy, sustainable, and affordable food available to as many people around the world as possible.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI is expanding its work to Israel and is looking for an independent contractor to assist in incorporating a new legal entity and to help lay the groundwork for the expansion of our programs into Israel. Once GFI has established a legal entity in Israel, we will hire an executive director to run the new operations. To ensure a smooth transition and continued operations in Israel, GFI would prefer to hire an independent contractor who will also be interested in applying for the executive director position.

The independent contractor will complete the following projects:

  • Establishment of legal entity: Find local attorneys to advise us on the types of legal entities we could establish in Israel (e.g. non-profit or public benefit corporation) and then work with the director of international engagement and the local attorneys to incorporate the legal entity.
  • Memorandum on food regulations: Find and oversee local experts in drafting a memorandum explaining the legal and regulatory framework affecting plant-based and clean meat products in your country and recommending policy initiatives to advocate for favorable regulations of these products.
  • Databases: Develop databases of key players in the field in the following subject areas:
    • Science: scientists, research institutions, and organizations;
    • Business: plant-based meat, dairy, and egg companies; clean meat, dairy, and egg companies; animal agriculture companies; retailers; distributors; and suppliers;
    • Policy: government entities, government representatives, government innovation, or economic development programs; any other government funding programs;
    • Investment and innovation: venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators, and individuals who are interested in investing capital;
    • Development: foundations and individuals interested in donating to GFI or furthering GFI’s mission; and 
  • Mission-aligned organizations: organizations working on issues aligned with GFI-Israel’s mission including protecting the environment and animals; advocating for food safety and security; and alleviating hunger, antibiotic resistance, and diseases resulting from the consumption or overconsumption of animal products.  
  • Establishing relationships: Work with the director of international engagement to prioritize and establish relationships with key players in science, business, investment, innovation, policy, and development.
  • Advisory council: Identify key players in the country who could advance the interests of GFI in Israel and who may be interested in serving on an Israeli advisory council.
  • Communications: Craft a communications plan to advance GFI’s mission in Israel and assist the director of international engagement in executing the plan.
  • Development: Craft a fundraising plan to hire more staff and advance GFI’s mission in Israel and assist the director of international engagement in executing the plan

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.

We are considering applicants with:

  • Willingness and ability to work as an independent contractor.
  • Fluency in English and Hebrew.
  • Residency in Israel.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including networking and public speaking is required.
  • Experience creating or overseeing the creation of a nonprofit or other legal entity is preferred.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications programs including marketing, advertising, social media, and media relations is preferred.
  • Experience developing and implementing fundraising programs for nonprofits with a preference for work with high net-worth individuals and major gifts is preferred.
  • Degree or experience in law, related-science, or government preferred.
  • Firsthand knowledge of Israeli cultural, business, and legal norms.

Enjoy working from home, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!

Application Deadline: We will accept applications on a rolling basis. 


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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Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist

Engineer a New Paradigm in Food Production

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The work of GFI’s Senior Scientists will expand the frontiers of plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy technologies until they render factory farming obsolete.

How You Will Make a Difference

GFI’s Senior Scientists develop and promote the science of plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy technologies. As the global experts in this sector, they work to ensure that a roadmap exists for plant-based and clean alternatives; that the best scientists are engaged in plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy R&D; and that significant funds are directed toward scientific endeavors to transform agriculture away from the industrial farming of animals. Working with key academic, nonprofit, and industry stakeholders, GFI’s Senior Scientists ensure that plant-based and clean alternatives to factory-farmed products dominate the marketplace as quickly as possible by:

  • Leading and writing technical analyses of the plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy industries that culminate in white papers, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Identifying the key areas requiring the most focused research and finding researchers to perform that work.
  • Mobilizing funding by meeting with venture capitalists, foundations, universities, and others that are interested in putting capital into plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy technologies.
  • Building GFI’s capacity to serve as a knowledge hub for the industry and to guide public discourse around it.
  • Providing technical support, mentoring, and strategic advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capitalists, academic faculty, and students on topics such as product development, career changes, business design, and process expertise.

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. GFI staff enjoy high levels of autonomy 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 currently looking for two Senior Scientists with distinct and complementary areas of expertise: one to focus primarily on clean meat, eggs, and dairy (with expertise in, e.g., stem cell biology, tissue engineering, biochemical engineering, or synthetic biology); and another to focus primarily on plant-based products (with expertise in, e.g., plant molecular biology, plant genetics, or crop science). Both Senior Scientists must also have:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field, or the equivalent (e.g. a master’s degree plus at least five years of experience in R&D in a relevant industry).
  • Exceptional writing.
  • Comfort with public speaking.
  • Experience analyzing scientific literature and conducting literature reviews.
  • A proven track record in translating scientific information into formats for lay professionals.  
  • Functional understanding of the principles, methods, equipment and techniques used in either plant-based or clean meat, egg, and dairy research and manufacturing.

A background in food science or experience working with plant-based or clean meat, egg, or dairy companies is a strong plus.

Enjoy working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, 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 currently have permission to work in the United States. All applicants must live in the United States.)
 

Application Deadline: July 6, 2018


 
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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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

GFI Campus Fellow

GFI Campus Fellow

Gain expertise and grow your network in the plant-based and clean meat space

(Paid Position)

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. GFI Campus Fellows will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a Campus Fellow, you will take on a dynamic leadership opportunity shaping discourse around the future of protein at your university and establish an in-depth network with leading entrepreneurs in the plant-based and clean meat, egg, and dairy industries.

How You Will Make a Difference

As a GFI Campus Fellow, your primary goal is to increase the number of students at your university that pursue entrepreneurship in plant-based and cellular agriculture alternatives to factory-farmed foods. To do this, you will build institutional support, identify allies, and plan events. Specific activities will include:

  • Networking with campus groups and coordinating to host GFI on campus for speaking events.
  • Working with industry contacts - including founders and CEOs at various plant-based and clean meat companies - to put on a panel event on campus.
  • Working with professors to host GFI for guest lectures.
  • Coordinating and attending meetings with key university contacts such as the heads of social entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, etc.   
  • Creating a publicity strategy for GFI events: working with the campus newspaper, campus organizations, and key stakeholders.

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. GFI Campus Fellows enjoy high levels of autonomy and must be self-motivated and work well both independently and in concert with a larger group.

We are considering students currently enrolled in MBA programs. GFI Campus Fellows must also have:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Exceptional networking and communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

The Benefits

Enjoy the opportunity to get paid to network in the future of protein space, build your personal brand as an expert in the space, and learn about business opportunities in the space. Some benefits include:

  • Receiving a $750 stipend per semester.
  • Working remotely with flexible hours.
  • Participating in the GFI Fellows’ monthly calls. These calls are exclusively for GFI Fellows and feature CEOs of companies in the space, interested VCs, and select GFI staff as special guests. This is a special opportunity to meet and talk with key players in this emerging industry.

Time Commitment: ~50 hours/semester, 3.5 hours/week.

 

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

 

 
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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Innovation Intern: Feasibility Studies Project

Summer 2018 GFI Innovation Department Internship:

Feasibility Studies for Commercialization Opportunities

 Primary GFI Mentors: Aylon Steinhart, Business Innovation Specialist; Shannon O’Neill, Business Analyst  

Overview:  The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems through driving innovations in the plant-based meat and clean meat space. GFI MBA Innovation Interns will play a critical role in understanding commercialization opportunities in plant-based and clean meat markets. As an MBA Innovation Intern, you will apply your business research skills to understanding commercialization opportunities in plant-based/clean meat and share key learnings with GFI’s network of entrepreneurs. We are accepting applications for a Summer 2018 pilot. Interns will contribute approximately 3-5 hours per week for at least 6 weeks.

Activities: The intern will:

  • Drive research and assessment of a given market segment such as understanding plant-based fats and price-competitive plant based meat
  • Synthesize research materials, literature reviews, survey design, and quantitative data analysis to create a feasibility study
  • Share key learnings with GFI’s entrepreneurial network

Other research activities may be developed in accordance with GFI’s mission and the intern’s interest.

Deliverables:

  • Due diligence project memo (4-6 pages) summarizing the feasibility study of one high-priority market segment for plant-based and clean meat
  • Presentation of findings (15-20 minutes in length)
  • Program feedback survey on the pilot program to shape what the next iteration looks like

Learning Objective: For the intern to grow their knowledge of the plant-based meat and clean meat space and develop expertise for identifying high-value segments in the market.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in an MBA program with a strong interest in supporting GFI’s mission. They should also have demonstrated strong organizational skills and business research skills. Candidates should enjoy high levels of autonomy and be self-motivated.

Location: Remote

Compensation: Unpaid. Graduate students may wish to seek internship credit from their university.

Application deadline: Rolling. Applicant review will begin June 22nd.

This internship is an unpaid volunteer position.

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The Good Food Institute offers competitive salaries; benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance; and, a 401(k) retirement plan.

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.

For our U.S.-based positions: We are only able to consider applicants who are United States citizens or who already possess a United States Worker Visa. We cannot sponsor visa applications.