Head of Science (m/f/d)

Festanstellung, Vollzeit · Hamburg

Your mission
  • Lead and grow our scientist team of 6 people with expertise in fermentation and upcycling of industrial sidestreams

  • Coordinate and drive assigned projects, including KPIs and milestones and ensure that deadlines are met

  • Responsible for the the fermentation and extraction process and for designing experiments to improve growth and product nutritional profile

  • Make recommendations with regards to project requirements

  • Responsible for the motivation and further development of your team members

  • Report to our Chief Science Officer (CSO) and discuss R&D results with the team

  • Support the CSO in building up academic and industrial partnerships 

Your profile
  • PhD or master’s degree in biochemical engineering, process engineering or biotechnology with relevant experience in the food industry

  • 5+ years leading a highly educated R&D science team in an industrial setting

  • Founded experience in project management (e.g. stage-gate process or equivalent), fermentation technology, thermal process, biocatalysis and general lab work

  • Proven ability in interpreting scientific data to bring value to the business

  • Innate interest for understanding and solving complex problems

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment

  • Interest in working in an international environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English, ideally good command of German

Our Benefits:
  • Dynamic and diverse mission-driven team from 21 different countries

  • A fast growing company with opportunities for personal development

  • Flexible working hours in an innovative and agile working environment

  • Gym Membership or an attractive alternative from our benefit program

  • Flat hierarchies and short decision paths

  • Great team events

  • Drinks, cereal bar and fresh fruit at the office

  • Language classes

  • Lastly, join us in the journey as we change the food system as we know it!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Ready to disrupt the food system with us?

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

About us

Mushlabs is a biotech startup using cellular agriculture to create the next generation of sustainable foods from the roots of mushrooms. We grow fungal mycelium to create nutritious and delicious raw ingredients that form the basis of nutritious and sustainable meat substitute products. Our mission is to create a circular food system that provides accessible nutrition for the growing population while preserving our planet.

Our CEO founded Mushlabs in 2018 with the clear goal of disrupting the food system. Today the company has over 65 employees from 23 different countries who share that same goal. We are a diverse team of scientists, industry experts, and business evangelists. We love what we do and enjoy working in a high growth and ambitious environment. We move fast and hire great people to take on exciting responsibilities. Join us if you are looking for a great opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while changing the future of food.

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