Careers at Green Spot
Green Spot Technologies is a food/industrial-biotech start-up based in Toulouse, and incubated in a leading biotech incubator: Toulouse White Biotechnology Center. Founded in New Zealand, we recently moved to France after a successful seed fundraising.
Our mission is to challenge the food waste paradigm by producing novel high-value food ingredients with improved nutritional profiles from a diverse range of fruit and vegetable by-product streams that are currently wasted.
Green Spot developed a patented fermentation platform that transform wasted fruit and vegetable by-products into low “carb” flours with improved nutritional value and functionality, high in protein and dietary fibre, while being low in starch, sugars and fats.
We won a number of prizes and are in contact with numerous industrial players interested in our products.
Current open positions
We are looking for a research scientist with skills and experience in microbiology and/or biochemistry to support our research projects. If you have an inquisitive mind and enjoy planning and working on experiments, we invite you to apply to this position.
-Create and conduct experiments
-Process and analyse results and data
-Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues and at conferences, and summarise the nature of the research, methodology and results
-Train and supervise other members of staff
-Devise or help to draw up new research proposals and apply for funding
-Carry out peer reviews of written publications
-Keep up to date with the work of other scientists
-Chemical analyses of functional active ingredients
-Characterization of enzyme activities and application of enzymatic formulations
-Carry out tests and analyses for the development of new formulated products
-Contribution, as required, to projects related to evaluation of substrates and microorganisms in application context
-Reporting the results obtained
-Contribution to tasks for the proper functioning of the laboratory and the maintenance of laboratory equipment
-Knowledge of classical microbiological and biochemical methods
-Knowledge of fermentation processes will be appreciated
-Good level of computer literacy
-Knowledge of chemical analysis methods will be appreciated
• Personal qualities:
-Sense of organisation
-Ability to adapt
-Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and independently
-PhD in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related fields
-Recently graduated PhDs are welcome to apply
-Ability to speak fluently English and French is essential
• Join an exciting young start-up company driven by having an impact on the world by reducing food waste while generating significant revenues
• Competitive salary
• Full health insurance
• Live in the beautiful Toulouse “La Ville Rose”
• You will actively participate in the transformation of an entire sector
• Enjoy a fast-paced, international, interdisciplinary, inspiring, and collaborative work environment
• A real career opportunity to those who share our values and wishes to invest in their development