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Scientific Co-Founder (m/f/x) @ Sustainable Packaging Venture

Germany, Berlin, BerlinFounder & Entrepreneurs in Residence

Job description


FoodLabs is a venture capital investor and venture studio, based in Berlin with a focus on FoodTech-, AgTech, BioTech, Health, and Sustainability. We back mission-driven founders solving the most pressing challenges along the entire value chain of the food industry. We strongly believe that science has a key role in engineering a better tomorrow. Over the last years, we’ve been building groundbreaking ventures with scientists and founders, e.g. Formo, Myota, and Mushlabs.

We are calling for purpose-driven scientific researchers to join our mission to build the next generation of winner businesses that revolutionize the food value chain and positively impact the planet and people. As an Entrepreneur in Residence with us, you will explore and validate the opportunity to build a venture, and leverage your scientific experience - supported by our dedicated team. Moving forward with incorporating your venture, we will provide pre-seed funding for your company. As a core part of the founding team, you will be in the driver’s seat, calling the shots and having a significant impact on building the business and team from scratch.


Do you want to join us on the mission to tackle the world’s plastic pollution crisis? Are you ready to revolutionize the packaging industry with us? Then join us on the mission to build the next generation materials science venture from scratch!


  • You want to take your scientific background to the next level, build your own company and take action to solve society’s most pressing future challenges

  • Our dedicated studio team will provide you with financial, operational, and strategic support, and everything you need to know to validate your business model and build your own venture
    • Growth strategy

    • Go-to-market

    • Operational excellence

    • Fundraising

    • People & Talent

    • Marketing & PR

  • Monthly financial support to cover basic living costs

  • Free office space in our amazing office in Berlin in Mitte (incl. rooftop terrace)

  • Mentoring and advisory from our network of scientific & tech founders

  • Access to our FoodLabs and Atlantic Labs network with over 150+ portfolio companies.

  • Collaboration with a team of talented and motivated individuals looking to change the world

  • A high-growth, ambitious startup environment with an exponential learning curve

Job requirements


  • Ph.D. in one of the following fields: (Polymer) Chemistry, Materials Sciences, or a related field

  • Strong entrepreneurial passion to build your own business and motivation to see your scientific work benefit the greater good for solving pressing societal challenges

  • A passion for food, health, nutrition, and sustainability

  • A track record of achievements & experience in the research and development in your relevant scientific space

  • Strong hands-on attitude and willingness to take on various tasks, also outside your field of expertise

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, German knowledge is of advantage but not a must

  • Integrity, self-motivation, a proactive, execution-oriented mindset