Food Scientist

Food Scientist
In the field of Protein Extraction & Process Engineering

We’re Lena, Katharina and Anik and founded Fabas in 2021. We’re fueled by a simple yet powerful mission: to develop pulse-based products everyone enjoys. We kicked off our start-up journey with consumer products made of pulses grown by «our» farmers in Switzerland, to increase our impact we are now focusing on pulse-based ingredients for the industry.

We do not just want to meet the standards with our pulse-based ingredients. By combining novel extraction and fermentation techniques we want to set a new benchmark regarding quality, sustainability, and taste.

We’re not about making noise and enforcing a food revolution; we believe that it’s a subtle shift that has the power to change the way we eat. Get on board now, if you are ready to build the basis for a new generation of plant-based products with us!

Now that you have an idea of who we are, let’s check if your needs and our needs align:

For us it is a given that you want to have an impact on the way we eat and farm in the future and that you are a «foodie at heart». We are looking for someone who is ready to contribute their experience and knowledge to help shape and develop innovative food technology. Do you want to take over responsibility, lead your own projects (in collaboration with Katharina, our CTO) and organize your work independently?

If you can answer these questions with a whole-hearted yes, let’s move on, to what you need to know in order to thrive at Fabas:
Do you know how to think „out-of-the-box“ to innovatively improve our processes and technologies? Do you know how to apply your knowledge in food processing, in application development and in food physics for the development of innovative products? And last but not least are you able to work efficiently and on your own initiative? Start-up life is amazing, if you can handle working independently – it is probably not as much fun for people who prefer to stay on familiar ground.

If you happily made it as far and you can also tick the following boxes, you might be match for us:

  • an education in food technology, process engineering, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or in a similar field;
  • first experiences in the field of protein extraction or extrusion; ideally within product development or scaling industrial processes
  • sufficient experience in lab work to organize yourself independently;
  • and of course an open, curious, proactive and approach to life and work.

If this sounds like the perfect challenge for you? Get in touch and introduce yourself! We are looking forward to receiving your application: anik@fabas.ch

Food Chemistry Intern

Hello and pleasure to meet you!

We are Cultivated, and we are looking for a great new team member to join us on our amazing journey to improve the food system with creamy, dairy-free, indulgence!

Location: Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
Employmeny Type: Internship

About Cultivated Biosciences

Our mission is to empower plant-based dairy to give it the creaminess and mouthfeel consumers strive for. To do this we are developing creamy fat ingredients from non-GMO yeast to be sold as B2B ingredients. We have a fantastic team, investors and advisors by our side, such as Arturo Elizondo and Lukas Böni, and are now eager to make better ingredients than any factory farm could together with you!

Your mission

As Food Chemistry Intern you will be responsible for supporting the effort to develop processes to efficiently extract our indulgent cream. You will work with our Senior food scientists, fermentation scientists, and food technologists to enhance our understanding of our product. 

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor or Masters in Chemistry or Food Safety or equivalent

  • Experience in working in a research lab

  • Understanding of protein and lipid chemistry

  • A proactive, entrepreneurial attitude

  • Willingness to learn new things quickly 

Feel free to apply if you don’t check all of our criteria, we are eager to learn about you

Why join?

We are a young and dynamic startup based in Zurich, creating a revolutionizing ingredient for plant-based dairy. We function with a flat hierarchy. The teams’ success will be the company’s success. 

We will offer the following:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Regular team events (including retreats in the Swiss alps!)

  • Paid internship

  • An inclusive and diverse team, that also enjoys to spend time together

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.

We cannot sponsor work permits for non-EU / EFTA citizens for this position

Food Processing Intern

Hello and pleasure to meet you!

We are Cultivated, and we are looking for a great new team member to join us on our amazing journey to improve the food system with creamy, dairy-free, indulgence!

Location: Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
Employmeny Type: Internship

About Cultivated Biosciences

Our mission is to empower plant-based dairy to give it the creaminess and mouthfeel consumers strive for. To do this we are developing creamy fat ingredients from non-GMO yeast to be sold as B2B ingredients. We have a fantastic team, investors and advisors by our side, such as Arturo Elizondo and Lukas Böni, and are now eager to make better ingredients than any factory farm could together with you!

Your mission

As Food Processing Intern you will be responsible for supporting the effort to develop processes to efficiently extract our indulgent cream. You will work with downstream engineers, fermentation scientist, and food technologists to ensure we extract a delicious ingredient in a price competitive way. You’ll be working on production, the optimization and the scaling of our process!

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor or Masters in Food Science & Technology, Food Processing,  Process Engineering or equivalent

  • Initial experience in lysis and separation technologies

  • Understanding of protein and lipid chemistry

  • A proactive, entrepreneurial attitude

  • Willingness to learn new things quickly 

Feel free to apply if you don’t check all of our criteria, we are eager to learn about you

Why join?

We are a young and dynamic startup based in Zurich, creating a revolutionizing ingredient for plant-based dairy. We function with a flat hierarchy. The teams’ success will be the company’s success. 

We will offer the following:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Workplace next to a lake!

  • Regular team events (including retreats in the Swiss alps!)

  • Paid internship

  • An inclusive and diverse team, that also enjoys to spend time together

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.

We cannot sponsor work permits for non-EU / EFTA citizens for this position

Fermentation Intern

Hello and pleasure to meet you!

We are Cultivated, and we are looking for a great new team member to join us on our amazing journey to improve the food system with creamy, dairy-free, indulgence!

Location: Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
Employmeny Type: Internship

About Cultivated Biosciences

Our mission is to empower plant-based dairy to give it the creaminess and mouthfeel consumers strive for. To do this we are developing creamy fat ingredients from non-GMO yeast to be sold as B2B ingredients. We have a fantastic team, investors and advisors by our side, such as Arturo Elizondo and Lukas Böni, and are now eager to make better ingredients than any factory farm could together with you!

Your mission

As Fermentation Intern, you will be responsible for supporting the effort to develop processes to make our yeast fat and delicious. You will work with our senior fermentation scientist, junior fermentation scientists and our downstream engineers to improve the yield and ensure the yeast has properties for a desirable final product.

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor or Masters in Fermentation Science, Biotechnology, or equivalent

  • Initial experience with microbial screening methods

  • Initial experience with benchtop bioreactors

  • A proactive attitude

  • Willingness to learn quickly new things

Feel free to apply if you don’t check all of our criteria, we are eager to learn about you

Why join?

We are a young and dynamic startup based in Zurich, creating a revolutionizing ingredient for plant-based dairy. We function with a flat hierarchy. The teams’ success will be the company’s success. 

We will offer the following:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Workplace with lake view!

  • Regular team events (including retreats in the Swiss alps!)

  • Paid internship

  • An inclusive and diverse team, that also enjoys to spend time together

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.

We cannot sponsor work permits for non-EU / EFTA citizens for this position