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Food Science R&D Intern

Berkeley, CaliforniaFull-time
About the Job
Prime Roots is seeking a Food Science/R&D Intern to become an integral part of our team! At Prime Roots, we envision a delicious protein-rich future that is sustainable for environmental and human health. You will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of sustainable and delicious food innovation and be amongst a team of hardworking do-ers.

You will work with R&D Scientists to help create new fungi-based, protein-rich products that taste delicious.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Assist product development team with experimental design, execution, analysis and reporting.
  • Organize shipping and receiving of sample materials.
  • Perform independent research projects.
  • Help with product development and sensory analysis.
  • Perform formula and process testing in food production environment.
  • Perform routine analysis on food ingredients and end products.
  • Assist in scaleup of products into production. 
  • Help maintain a clean and organized laboratory/test kitchen space.

  • Currently pursuing or recent graduate (preferred) Bachelor’s degree in food science, nutrition, agriculture, or a related field.
  • Basic knowledge of food chemistry, ingredient technology, food processing and analytical techniques used in food industry is desirable.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to fast paced work environment with changing priorities.
  • Experience in the food industry is a plus.
  • Must be detailed oriented and have experience in a laboratory and/or food setting. 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs and work in a physically demanding environment.

  • Full time perks include medical, dental, vision, 401k plans. 
  • Opportunity to work in a fast-growing startup with an innovative team.
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Collaborative working environment.
  • Food, of course.
Prime Roots is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
About Prime Roots

Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a venture backed San Francisco Bay Area based food company that is mission and community driven. Prime Roots grows and uses a fungi superprotein to make delicious and ultra-sustainable food products. The work of the Prime Roots team has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Food and Wine, and more.