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Food Scientist (Dairy)

Better Dairy

Better Dairy

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • Exciting precision fermentation to create animal-free hard cheeses.
  • Well-funded with recent $22m investment for R&D.
  • An inclusive and ambitious start-up.

About Better Dairy:

Better Dairy is building the future of food by producing molecularly identical dairy without using any animals. This allows us to provide consumers with delicious, nutritious and versatile dairy products without harmful effects to the planet and animals. By utilizing a series of technologies, including precision fermentation, we are rebuilding dairy from the ground up. Our products melt, stretch, pour and pop with umami like their originals just without lactose, antibiotics and hormones. We've been ranked #7 on the 2024 Startups 100 Index in the UK and we're keen to make an impact and are equally as passionate about great tasting food and eating experiences. You will be joining a dynamic and diverse team that will be expanding rapidly. We are tackling a huge problem and are having a lot of fun along the way.

What you'll be doing:

We are searching for an experienced Food Scientist to join our Dairy Science team. This role will enable us to drive the research and development of dairy product prototypes. The successful candidate must have a demonstrable record of driving forward research projects within food formulation, processing and production. We would love to meet candidates from a variety of backgrounds who have a passion for science and food. The successful candidate will be comfortable pitching in at every level and enjoys a high accountability/high autonomy environment.


  • Develop formulations and ingredient applications for animal-free products, ensuring optimal quality, sensory profile and performance.
  • Design and execute experiments to identify and optimise processing conditions for various products across multiple scales, including laboratory, pilot, and full-scale production.
  • Analyse and interpret experimental data with strong scientific acumen and rigour, drawing conclusions and making recommendation for future research or development.
  • Ensure all research activities conducted adhere to food safety standards and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including molecular biologists and process engineers to ensure seamless integration of research findings into product development processes.

What experience you'll need:

  • MSc in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience in dairy science or a related field.
  • Knowledge of food formulation, particularly those involving fats and emulsion, or colloid formation.
  • Demonstrated proactivity and initiative in driving research projects forward.
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • A proven record of high performance in independent work and in a team setting.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience with high-throughput process development methodologies and automation.

Working at Better Dairy:

Our core values are to be bold, kind and resilient.

Better Dairy is located in a brand new lab and office space in Hackney Wick. Our environment is genuinely diverse and collaborative. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to any protected characteristics. We also embrace our diverse workforce and strive to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives. We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles.

Some of the benefits you can expect as part of this role include:

• 25 days of holiday, plus bank holidays

• Access to Private Healthcare & Mental Health support apps

• Share Option Scheme

• Weekly team breakfast and monthly team lunch

• Ongoing learning and development opportunities

• On site Gym

• Cycle2Work

• Eye-care vouchers

How to apply:

Via our recruitment partner - Roy Bennett at ADLIB

Apply with your CV via this advert or feel free to email directly to for a fast response, or if you have a any questions before applying.

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