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Associate Scientist - Analytical Development in Biochemistry & Food Science

Better Dairy

Better Dairy

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Exciting precision fermentation to create animal-free hard cheeses.

Well-funded with $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 Associate Scientist to join our Analytics team. The role holder must undertake analytical characterisation to support Scientific, Biochemistry and Product Development teams meet their R&D objectives - these include the design, fermentation and purification of dairy proteins as well as cheese production. You will therefore work on a variety of projects, across areas like synthetic biology, bioprocessing and food science at Better Dairy.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your technical skillset, particularly in the application of analytical techniques on biochemical and food samples.

The successful candidate will have a pioneering spirit, be well suited to working in a start-up environment, and appreciate the synergistic solutions to challenges that interdisciplinary teams generate.


  • Work closely with the Scientists to provide innovative analytical solutions to support projects across R&D, often working to tight deadlines and flexible requirements.
  • Analysis and equipment maintenance, including HPLC, GC-MS, XRF.
  • Preparing accurate records of experimental protocols and results.
  • Contributing to a high performance team culture.

What experience you'll need:

  • BSc with 1+ years lab experience or MSc with experimental thesis in Bioanalytics, Analytical Chemistry or any other relevant area.
  • Hands-on experience in a chromatographic technique (minimum ~6 months).
  • Confidence in buffers and solution preparation.
  • Good communication and numeracy skills.

Desirable Experience:

  • General knowledge on Food or Biochemical sample treatment.

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 few questions before applying.

Mobile: 07931 955561