Food Scientist / Project Manager

Fast-paced, early-stage biotech company is seeking an experienced and visionary Food Scientist / Project Manager to help guide research on groundbreaking alternative protein ingredients. Ideal candidates will have a background and experience in Food Science and New Product Development in the food industry, as well as experience in project management. This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry, leading a team of experts in developing revolutionary ingredient solutions in meatless meat.

This role involves:

  • Hands on prototyping, and rapid development of edible proofs of concept for alternative protein foods.

  • Be a technical expert on food processing and industrial food technology within Ecovative’s research group.

  • Connect Ecovative’s research team with leading food research labs both for formulation and sensory analysis.

  • Project management including strategic direction of research scientists and materials scientists.

  • Interface with internal and external business representatives to help guide developments in line with market opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering with a minimum of three years’ experience in a new product development role within the food industry. 

  • Strong and well-rounded technical knowledge of industrial practices within food manufacturing, specifically within alternative proteins.

  • Project management experience, good business acumen, strategic thinking

 Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Specific new product development experience within the alternative protein space

  • Food safety and regulatory experience

  • Hands-on skills: a love of cooking and creating new foods


 Please submit a cover letter along with a resumé to Human Resources at
We will review your qualifications and contact you if you are a potential match for the position.
Ecovative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

What You’ll Love About Us:

Ecovative is an exciting biotech company based in New York. Our founders are TED talk alumni and have been recognized as innovative entrepreneurs on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Our work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes and on CNN.


Fantastic Team Culture.

Innovative team with diverse interests (from race cars to off-grid living).

Excellent Benefits.

Health, dental, vision, retirement, EAP, PTO, tuition reimbursement

Time to Connect.

Earth Day community work, retreats, holiday events, Pi day, costume competitions, pumpkin carving, outings, food, etc.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!