Scientific Community Coordinator

Application deadline: 26 May, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Scientific Community Coordinator to mobilise scientists and students to build a sustainable food system.

Students collaborating on a project

Background to the role

Mobilising scientists and students 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 2023 Year in Review and our 2023 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 Scientific Community Coordinator to energise the sector.

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. As a nascent field, there are relatively few researchers carrying out the most pressing research. Additionally, existing alternative protein researchers may not have access to the latest knowledge, research infrastructure, or collaborators to maximise the impact of their work. 

Working closely with SciTech colleagues in Europe and globally, you will support the scientific community-building function in GFI Europe with a primary focus on a cluster of some of the following priority countries: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium. You will engage and partner with scientists, educators, universities, researcher networks, conferences, companies, and other relevant stakeholders with the twin goals of 1) inspiring existing scientists from other fields to work on alternative proteins, and 2) helping the existing alternative protein research community access the best resources and collaborators. 

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

Who we’re looking for

We primarily hire for skills and potential rather than experience; you do not need to have worked in an Operations or administrative role before. The core skills and attributes needed to excel in the role are:

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. 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

Application process

RoundTimelineDescriptionExpected Time Commitment
ApplicationDeadline: 26 MayFill in the application form, and complete a short sample work task. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to a short test (30 min). You will need to complete this test within 24 hours of the application deadline (27 May 2024, 11.59pm CEST) for us to be able to consider your application.One hour
Timed AssignmentEnd of May / early JuneTwo to four questions simulating the type of work you’d be doing in the role.90 min
InterviewsMid-JuneInterviews will be conducted remotely on Zoom.We know that interviews can be especially stressful for candidates. We’ve put together this guide so that you know exactly what to expect from our process and, hopefully, have a more relaxed experience.Interview 1: one hour Interview 2: two hours
Dates and times of assignments and video calls can be arranged to fit around your commitments.

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 — just email us at

We really look forward to hearing from you!

Any questions?

Hear from GFI Europe team members Alex and Seren, who answer your questions about our latest vacancy for a Scientific Community Coordinator to join our growing team.

If you have any further questions about this role, please do reach out to us at 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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