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Food Scientist

Ambitious scientist committed to push the boundaries to develop superior plant based products
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Get up every morning knowing you are putting your energy, time and skills towards a meaningful purpose - to develop tasty foods that fit within our planetary boundaries and ethical compass.

Re-thinking our favourite foods using science

Noquo Foods was founded in 2019 to challenge the status quo and reimagine the foods we love. Using science and biotechnology we aim to develop plant based alternatives that are tastier, more nutritious, cheaper and more sustainable for our planet. 

We are currently in an early R&D phase developing our first products in the cheese category. Mimicking dairy based cheese is extremely complex, often referred to as a mission impossible, and the available plant based cheese alternatives leave much room for improvement. As we are about to travel uncharted waters, we are looking for an experienced sailor by our side.


The role and responsibilities

First of all, keep in mind that this is one of our early recruitments, which means the role is quite broad and we have unpredictability as well as flexibility in the process. We are looking for someone witha scientific background, preferably but not necessarily from the food industry, who will complete the R&D-team. You will work closely with the Head of R&D in the laboratory in Södertälje and be highly involved in the various steps in the product development with focus on advanced research. 

You will contribute to solving complex technical and scientific challenges as we develop our products and move them towards production. The assignments will include designing, conducting and validating scientific research, collecting and analysing data, monitor, evaluate and optimize product and process, implement and maintain food safety regulations, execute sensory and qualitative analysis as well as preparing reports and carry out quality control. The position will change and develop according to your personal drive and strengths. 


Your experience

You have either a Master degree or PhD in Science e.g. Food Technology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Life Science or equivalent. 

Experience from the food industry or knowledge in food processes are a big plus, but not a requirement.


A bit more about you...

You have worked with a range of sciences and have good knowledge of their applications. You pay meticulous attention to detail, particularly with regard to health, safety and hygiene aspects. As a co-worker you are confident, creative,independent, driven by progress and have good communication and collaboration skills. Since this is a start-up, you are able to work independently and embrace a fast-paced environment where you think on your feet and tackle many tasks at the same time without losing focus. You enjoy innovative thinking and to challenge conventional mindset and break new ground. You don’t have to be fearless, but you should be brave and with a positive attitude. 

You want to join us because you want to make a difference. And finally, you should know that if we end up working together, we will embark on a life-changing journey.  



Initial conversation and screening is done by our CEO Sorosh Tavakoli. Head of R&D Anja Leissner is then responsible for the process and the recruitment.

The selection process will be continuous, the employment is probationary with an intention of making it a permanent employment and commencing as soon as possible.

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Workplace & Culture

We have only been going at this since early 2019 but already feel there is a Noquo Foods culture! We work really hard, we are passionate about our mission and we have a lot of fun together.

If you want to be part of a true adventure, we believe we can offer you that with all the uncertainties, the hard work, the everyday rewards that comes with it.

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