Careers at GFI Europe
Explore GFI Europe job openings, find opportunities across the alternative protein sector, and sign up to our talent database to hear about new jobs.
Current job opportunities at the Good Food Institute Europe
We currently do not have any open roles. Please check back in the near future for new opportunities.
We’re no longer accepting applications for the following roles, but candidates might still want to access the job descriptions for reference:
Join GFI’s talent database
Are you interested in a career helping to shape the future of food? Join our Talent Database to hear from GFI, alternative protein companies and researchers as they look to expand their teams.
Alternative protein careers board
Use this database to find opportunities to work in Europe’s alternative protein ecosystem – from internships with startups, to academic fellowships. You can also check out the Tälist job board, which specialises in alternative protein careers.
Why work at GFI Europe?
If changing the world isn’t reason enough, here are some other benefits of working at GFI Europe.
Remote and connected teams
We work remotely across Europe, and aim to get together as a team approximately twice per year.
Home office set-up stipend
Fun, remote team gatherings
We’re laser-focused on making Europe’s food system better for the planet, people, and animals.
We strategically emphasise what’s most impactful, set clear goals, and assess our progress.
Clearly-defined objectives and goals
Value and lift up diverse voices
Strong donor support
Sophisticated, professional technology and systems
We support our team through strong benefits and an emphasis on work-life balance.
Our top priorities include attracting and retaining top-notch talent, cultivating a culture of care and openness, and supporting intrinsic motivation within each employee that is driven by mission-alignment.
Flexible working hours to fit around your commitments
Long service recognition after two years
Professional development support
Minimum 10 weeks of maternity leave at 100% pay*
24/7 access to free,
and well-being support
in +40 languages for
all employees and
their family members**
*Exact eligibility depends on national level employment law but we will do our best to honour this regardless of circumstances.
**Living in the same household and excluding children under the age of 16.
Our team is innovative, engaged, caring, supportive, and driven to change the world! Here’s what team members said they liked about working for GFI Europe in our 2023 anonymous staff survey:
“I get to do fascinating, fulfilling work with a team of brilliant people. I have plenty of autonomy and agency and regularly feel challenged in a really good way. I also really like the flexibility of working from home and setting my own hours.“
“I was surprised at just how much better for my productivity and mental health it is to work in a well run and supportive organisation, and to do meaningful work.”
“I love how focused and clear our objectives, as well as the route to achieving those objectives, are. The infrastructure that supports our work and the impact we have is incredible. My colleagues at every level are inspiring! I feel incredibly proud to work at GFI.“
Our work is spread across six dynamic teams to maximise efficiency and empower us to meet our objectives.
Science and Technology
We work with scientists to develop, fund and promote open-source research on plant-based and cultivated meat, eggs, dairy and seafood.
We advance government investment in sustainable proteins as well as fair regulation and legislation.
We connect donors with impact, inspire gifts and grants, and empower GFI Europe to grow sustainably and remain nimble.
We support the food industry to make delicious and affordable plant-based meat available across Europe, and prepare the sector for the arrival of cultivated meat.
We inform, shape, and lead the conversation around plant-based and cultivated meat science and solutions.
Executive and Operations
We ensure GFI Europe runs efficiently to create international impact, and that team members have the support they need to drive our mission forward.
Our hiring process
We work collaboratively to evaluate candidates, limit subconscious bias, and hire the best team members. Please note that this process might be adapted for certain roles. You can find a summary of the recruitment process in the job brochure for each role.
First round: online application and screening questions
You will submit an initial application via a short online form including a small sample work task.
Second round: timed project
The timed project consists of two to four short questions that simulate the work you would be asked to perform on the job. You will be asked to complete these tasks to the best of your ability within a particular timeframe (usually two hours).
Third round: written assignment
The written assignment consists of three or four more strategic questions that allow you to show your skills and experience in more depth, and help us to understand how you would approach key elements of the role.
Fourth round: video interviews
The final round includes two to three separate video interviews. Interview panels would vary for each role but would typically include a member of our Operations team, the line manager for the role, and potentially a member of the senior leadership team.
Final step: references
We will request two professional references, one of which should be a current or former supervisor. During this round, we also invite you to contact members of the GFI Europe team to ask questions.
We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents – we are happy to make all the reasonable adjustments that we possibly can to make sure the assessment process works for you. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about the process.
To apply, please click on the links above. We only accept applications via our website, but we’re happy to answer your questions about working at GFI Europe and position openings. Feel free to get in touch.