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Formulation Scientist

Apeel Sciences

Apeel Sciences

Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

At Apeel, we look to nature to help the global food system extend quality, prevent waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.

We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.

About This Role

Apeel Sciences is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and research-oriented Scientist to execute research projects focused on the scale-up application of new formulations that extend the shelf life of fresh produce. The individual will be responsible for testing and validation of our formulations on fresh produce, both in-house and in various locations around the globe. Scientists will work closely with other researchers within Apeel Labs to conduct research, execute product trials, and calibrate product performance on existing and new application equipment.

[This role will be based onsite at our headquarters in Goleta, California]

What You'll Do

  • Design and execute experiments to optimize formulations that extend the shelf life of fresh produce.
  • Collect and analyze data from produce tests; prepare reports for presentation to internal and external parties.
  • Assist in the development of new technologies that expand Apeel’s technological capabilities
  • Author and adhere to standard operating procedures, train incoming technicians, and ensure compliance with these standardized processes by colleagues.
  • Research and educate team members on relevant technical topics

What You Bring

  • Ideal candidates for this position will hold a BS in materials science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, or a related STEM field.
  • Formal research experience (minimum of 2 years) in a STEM field is required.
  • Ideal candidates will have demonstrated organizational ability and high attention to detail.
  • Candidates who have demonstrated effective written and/or verbal communication in various technical fields will be given preference.
  • Ability to perform indoor and outdoor work in cold or hot environments, and the ability to lift and move boxes of fruit (up to 40 lbs).
  • Up to 20% travel (domestic and international) may be required
Our total rewards packages may include comprehensive health plans, 401k matching, equity, flexible PTO, sick leave, paid parental leave, and more! Compensation for this role is expected to be between $70,000 and $80,000. Actual base pay may be higher or lower depending on geographic locations, skills, experience, and other factors permitted by law.
At Apeel, we value potential and recognize that great candidates come from diverse backgrounds. We seek to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone can thrive. If you are enthusiastic about this role and believe your unique perspective would be an asset to our team, but don't meet every qualification, please don't hesitate to apply!

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have any need for accommodations, you can let us know if you choose and know that we will do our best to assist you.