Process Development Intern, Summer 2020 at Apeel Sciences

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Company Background

Humans waste an unthinkable amount of food. In fact, nearly half of all of the food we grow in the U.S. never reaches a plate. It's not just the food that we're wasting—we’re throwing away all of the natural resources that went into growing it, too. At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to derive sustainable solutions to our global food challenges so we can all eat better and waste less. We're pioneering plant-based technologies to help fresh food providers improve food quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet. We are committed to being a technological and environmental trailblazer at the intersection of the agricultural, materials science, chemistry, biotechnology, and engineering industries, and we’re looking for brilliant, passionate problem-solvers to join us.

Company Culture

Apeel is comprised of highly talented, deeply passionate, and strongly tight-knit team members who are excited by the opportunity to challenge the status quo, are obsessed with solving problems, and truly seek to positively change how we feed the world. 

Our people are core and absolutely fundamental to our company’s success and continued growth. Look around and what do you see? Team members who are working tirelessly and selflessly—not to serve themselves—but to help the team as a whole strategically, aggressively, and collectively realize a shared mission and vision. If you are ready for an opportunity to jump in, tackle challenges (and opportunities!) head-on, take ownership, and drive meaningful outcomes in a highly collaborative, communicative, and dynamic environment, we would love to connect with you!

About This Role

Apeel Sciences is seeking a highly motivated and creative Process Development Intern to assist in the development of scalable processes used to access key components of Apeel formulations. This individual will be responsible for developing lab-scale proof-of-concept processes or ideas which could unlock new opportunities for Apeel Sciences. The Process Development Intern will be required to tackle new feedstocks for existing product pipelines or development new applications for existing feedstocks. 

What You’ll Do

  • Evaluate new feedstocks in current product pipelines.
  • Develop alternative product pathways for existing feedstocks.
  • Develop new chemical reactions and purification strategies.
  • Characterize products and impurities via analytical techniques (NMR, HPLC etc).
  • Process optimization via Design Of Experiments (DOE).

What You Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Chemistry of Chemical Engineering.
  • Previous research experience or internships are a plus, but not required.
  • Preferred coursework: Organic Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Reactor Design.

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.

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