Science and Technology Research Support Manager

Application deadline: Monday 19 December, 11.59pm CET.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Science and Technology Research Support Manager to help enable the scientific community to collaborate to build a sustainable food system.

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Background to the role

Enabling the research community to build a sustainable food system.

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to transform meat production in order to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and animal suffering.

We work with scientists, businesses and policymakers to make plant-based and cultivated meat (grown directly from cells) delicious, affordable and accessible. Please check out the rest of our website, our 2021 Year in Review and our 2021 Europe highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do.

We are at an exciting stage in our growth and are looking for a Science and Technology Research Support Manager to join our team. For more information about this role, please take a look at the job brochure.

How you will make a difference

We need the best scientists in Europe to be engaged in plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-made protein research and development. At GFI Europe, the goals of our SciTech work are threefold:

1) Grow the technical research community.

2) Enable and catalyse the work of this community.

3) Increase the research funding this community receives.

This role focuses on the second of these goals. As a nascent field, researchers may not have access to the latest information or research tools to carry out the most pressing research. Additionally, there are limited platforms for communication across different projects and jurisdictions.

In this role, you will lead the execution of a function within GFI Europe focused on facilitating the existing research community, ensuring that resources and time are dedicated towards the most important scientific research questions. You will engage with scientists, universities, companies, and science media across Europe to facilitate the sustainable proteins research community through two principal activities:

1) Helping the existing community access the best resources and information.

2) Improving knowledge sharing and collaboration.

As a member of our growing European team, you will help radically transform the food system by:

Who we’re looking for

You must have:

The ideal candidate may also have some of the following, although these are absolutely not requirements:

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every colour, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. As we are a pan-European organisation, we welcome applications from people from nations, locations and cultures across the whole continent. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

Benefits and the fine print

Terms of employment: Full-time (flexible hours), permanent. Requests for part-time hours (0.8 FTE or above) can be considered – please state in your application.

Location: Flexible – we will consider applicants from anywhere in Europe. This is a remote role, and you will be able to work from home, or anywhere you choose. We are happy to consider supporting costs for co-working to enable you to work from an office if you wish. The whole GFI Europe team aims to get together in person approximately twice per year for around 3-4 days at a time. Travel costs will be covered by GFI Europe within our travel policy.

Salary: The salary and benefits package for all of our roles are researched and benchmarked based on similar nonprofit roles in the country/location of hire. Due to capacity, we cannot complete that research for every European country in advance, but approximate indicative ranges (total annual amounts received in gross salary plus benefits including home-working allowance) are likely to be:

We actively encourage people from all countries across Europe to apply for this role. 

Right to work requirements: The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country where they are based, and to be able to travel within the EU.

Application deadline: Monday 19 December, 11.59pm CET.

Application process

Please upload your CV and sample work tasks through this short application form. The sample work tasks document can be found here.

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. Email us at europe-hiring@gfi.org 


The full application process is outlined in the job brochure. We really look forward to hearing from you!

Any questions?

Join our team for a live Q&A on a live Q&A on Wednesday 7 December at 1pm CET / 12pm GMT. You can submit questions anonymously in advance via this form. The recording will be available on this page after the webinar.

If you have any questions about this role, please do reach out to us at europe-hiring@gfi.org. If you’ve read this far but decided not to apply, please share this job description with someone else in your network who you think might be a good fit for the role! Thank you.

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