Brinc - In-House Food Scientist

Entry Level
Hong Kong
In-House Food Scientist
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About Us

Brinc, established in 2014, is a global venture accelerator that strives to identify, nurture and invest in game changing startups from all over the world. We accomplish this through our venture funds, 9 global accelerator programs and our expansive network of startups, corporates, co-investors and ecosystem partners. We specialize in startups focusing on IoT, Drones, Robotics, MedTech, Clean Energy, AgriTech and FoodTech. With a portfolio of 110 startups across 35+ countries, Brinc is one of the most active early stage investors in Hong Kong.

Brinc also works closely with forward thinking corporations who are looking to unlock innovation by engaging with the startup ecosystem. We have a range of offers that help corporations adopt a distributed approach to innovation and facilitate impactful engagements with startups that align to their business and technology objectives.

Who we're looking for

The In-House Food Scientist is responsible for all technical aspects of the Food Technology Accelerator Program, which are to be tailored for Brinc’s food tech portfolio companies both during the accelerator program and post-program as ongoing support. These responsibilities include designing and delivering curriculum content for the program, conducting technical due diligence during the startup selection process, and providing technical mentorship to startups selected to be part of the program.

The role will report to the Food Technology Accelerator Program Manager, and have dotted line reporting to the Head of Programs, Greater China.

The Food Scientist must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage their time effectively in line with the dynamic schedule of the Food Technology Accelerator Program. This candidate must also be able to communicate effectively with the startups, the rest of the Accelerator team, as well as with external mentors and parties.

Travel is moderate, with the expectation to support global programs and attend Conference abroad when required.

What you will be doing
  • Generate educational and market research material for the Food Technology Accelerator Program.
  • Analyse the technical viability of food tech startups & conduct technical due diligence during the startup selection and Investment Committee process.
  • Mentor food tech startups and assist them with their technical needs.
  • Build Brinc’s network of external technical mentors related to the field of food science.
  • Liaise with external parties including: academics & researchers in the food science, pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries; food production, processing & manufacturing facilities; food licensing & safety authorities; F&B players.

About you
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, comfortable interacting across multiple levels of the Brinc organization and liaise with other departments, personnel and external business entities.
  • Ability to read, decipher and summarise scientific and market analysis articles.
  • PhD or MSc degree in Food Science, Nutritional Science, Life Sciences, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science or Chemistry.
  • Prior work experience and familiarity for Food Safety, Nutritional Labelling and Food Product Development.
  • Advanced proficiency in personal computer applications, including Microsoft, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.

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