Food Science Technnologist - Oss

Vacancy information

Publication date:February 04 2020
Employment type:Permanent
Sector:Food B2C
Function Group:R&D

Function Group: R&D / Product Developer


LikeMeat is an organisation which produces meat products without animal meat and is currently looking for a Food Science Technologist. With the support of his family business from a meat processing background, Timo Recker founded LikeMeat in December 2013. During his studies in England in 2010 he came up with the brilliant idea to produce the most popular meat products, but completely without animal meat. Together with his team he has developed a production technology that finally matches the quality of meat and results in a firm, delicious and succulent texture. Just like meat!

This LikeMeat process is unique in the market and keeps the special quality for the LikeMeat brand. In 2016, the heristo group merged with LikeMeat in order to provide the young company with the necessary momentum and organisational structure to make the LikeMeat brand to the most successful brand for meat alternatives.


As Food Science Technologist, you will join the team as an expert with a key responsibility in the further development of Like Meat vegan products. In the team, you will play a vital role to make sure the product can be characterised and recognised as meat. Your research will focus on recreating the experience of meat without the need to raise and slaughter animals. On a daily basis, you will focus on the improvement of taste color and texture of their product. The role will spend a majority of time in the research and development facility performing original and analytical operations.

As LikeMeat is rapidly growing, they are looking for people who get excited when collaborating in a multidisciplinary team. If you are excellent in driving an open research culture and love to share ideas and knowledge which will drive their product to the next level of development, we are looking for you! Ideally you are an expert in flavor, texture and color. In this role, you will focus on but not limited to:

  • Design, coordinate and conduct sensory studies
  • Analyse, report and present data updates
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with scientists, engineers, and culinary experts
  • Facilitate prototype development and participate in the conception and development of new prototypes
  • Develop and optimise our products
  • Document and optimise experimental procedures and work processes
  • Execute product development trails with external customers/partners
  • Identify the market trends and customer needs to translate in new products


The ideal candidate has the following requirements:

  • BSc or MSc degree in Food technology, Food Chemistry
  • Three to five years working experience within the field of meat(free) products
  • Proven track record with texture and nutrition related product development of vegan products
  • Strong affinity/knowledge within reaction flavors (maillard reaction)
  • Proven experience in sensory trails is considered a strong plus
  • Experience in managing complex research
  • Good command of English and preferably Dutch and German
  • EU citizen, European work permit/visa


LikeMeat can offer:

  • Experience based salary up to €60,000,-
  • Be part of a fast growing team
  • LikeMeat encourages you to develop yourself through studies and congresses
  • Holiday allowance of 8%
  • Group pension plan


If you are interested in this job, please feel free to contact me directly.

Wendy Stikkelbroeck
Associate | Food (Sciences)




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