Scientific Partnerships Manager

Application deadline: 23 July 2023, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Scientific Partnerships Manager to help people, animals and the planet as the lead of our scientific community-building function.

The new Head of Operations will work with our dynamic team to drive day-to-day operations at GFI Europe

Background to the role

Helping people, animals and the planet as the lead of our scientific community-building function.

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 2022 Year in Review and our 2022 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 Partnerships 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. Additionally, the growing industry will need a steady supply of technical talent to comprise their future workforce. 

At GFI Europe, the goals of our scitech work are threefold: 1) grow the technical research and training community, 2) enable and catalyse the work of this community, and 3) increase the research funding this community receives. This role focuses on the first of these goals. As a nascent field, there are relatively few researchers carrying out the most pressing research, and there are extremely limited educational and training opportunities for those looking to move into the space.

Reporting to the Senior Science and Technology Manager, you will lead the scientific community-building function for GFI Europe. You will engage and partner with universities, researcher networks, journals, conferences, science media, and other relevant stakeholders across Europe with the twin goals of 1) inspiring existing scientists to work on sustainable proteins and 2) supporting students and educational institutions to build a strong scientific training ecosystem.

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

Who we’re looking for

You must have:

It would be an advantage to have some or all of the following attributes, but none of them are prerequisites, and we very much welcome applications from candidates without any or all of them:

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

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

Application Deadline: 23 July, 11.59pm CET. We will get back to all candidates after that date, no matter the outcome of their application: you should expect to hear back from us within about a week of the deadline.

Application process

Please upload your sample work task through this short application form. The sample work task document can be found here. After you have submitted this, subject to an initial review of your application, you may receive an email link to a short cognitive aptitude test. The assessment consists of two 10-minute tests, with the opportunity for a break in the middle. Please complete both parts before the deadline.

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

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

Any questions?

Check out the recording of our recent live question and answer session on the role with Senior Science and Technology Manager Seren Kell and Managing Director Alex Mayers.

If you have any 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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