Research Fellow

The Good Food InstituteWashington, DC
Unpaid Internship

9 months ago


Job Title

Research Fellow

Job Location

Remote; United States

Job Overview

The Good Food Institute is seeking a Research Fellow to join our Advancing Solutions for Alternative Proteins (ASAP) initiative. As a Research Fellow, you will propose and explore high-priority research white spaces in the alternative protein industry. Your work will contribute to the ASAP Solutions Database, helping to advance the field of alternative proteins.


  • Position Type: Independent Contractor
  • Position Term: 10 hours a week for 16 weeks
  • Reports to: Claire Bomkamp, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, Cultivated Meat and Seafood
  • Stipend: $4800, paid biweekly in 8 equal installments of $600. (To ensure organizational equity, GFI does not negotiate pay.)


  • Proposing 4-6 high-priority research white spaces from a list identified by GFI scientists as areas of focus for the Research Fellow project in alignment with interests and expertise.
  • Conducting a literature review to understand what specific research strategies or other interventions are likely to be effective for these priority white spaces.
  • Communicating findings and recommendations through new entries in the Solutions Database.
  • If applicable, creating graphics to aid in the communication of ideas.
  • Incorporating feedback from other team members before publication in the database.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. preferred; candidates currently pursuing an M.Sc. or Ph.D. will be considered.
  • Ideally, coursework or experience related to one or more of the following areas (or similar): alternative proteins, agriculture, food science, cell and molecular biology, cell culture from livestock or seafood species, scaffold biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioprocessing, nutrition, fatty acid chemistry, sensory analysis, or related topics.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews.
  • Motivation to learn about new topics.
  • Strong support for GFI’s philosophy and mission; demonstrated interest in public health, environmentalism, animal protection, or hunger relief.

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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