Research Scientist, Insect Breeding

Posted 6/7/2017

Our Company:

Aspire Food Group USA, Inc. is a leader in the burgeoning edible insect industry in America. Aspire was founded after winning the highly competitive and prestigious Hult prize in 2013, and now has expanding operations in Austin, Texas and Kumasi, Ghana. A large part of company effort is focused on R&D, and our research team includes entomologists, engineers, and food product development experts.

For everyone at Aspire, our long-term vision is to celebrate, innovate, and advance responsible farming and healthy eating of insects. We will continue to research and invest in sustainable insect farming practices to bring this protein alternative to market.

Position Summary:

We are searching for a full-time research scientist to join the entomology team and spearhead the development of a comprehensive cricket breeding program. The scientist will be responsible for identifying and isolating phenotypic traits and maintaining different breeding lines of crickets at our rearing facility in Austin, TX.

We offer a competitive salary and access to company-supported health, dental and vision benefits.

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Last Updated 06/07/2017