Scientist II, High Throughput Screening

Memphis Meats

Berkeley, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 01/20/2021
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  • Company Address: 804 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, California 94710, US

About Memphis Meats

Memphis Meats is creating a new kind of farming to transform the way meat is made. We love meat, but we also recognize that there are significant problems with modern animal agriculture—the use of harmful chemicals, a slew of health risks and environmental destruction.

Job Description

About us 

At the forefront of farming and food, Memphis Meats is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. Memphis Meats is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. 

About this job 

We are seeking an innovative, productive, and highly-independent Scientist to join our High-Throughput Screening group. This individual will be responsible for employing high-throughput robotic platforms for the maintenance, characterization and expansion of cell lines. In addition, this position will involve developing, optimizing and executing high-throughput assays to screen for cell lines that meet the requirements of our cell based meat (CBM) process. You will be expected to design, troubleshoot, and execute experiments independently while employing critical thinking and organizational skills. Furthermore, he or she will be expected to objectively communicate (written & verbal) their work to the team. 

This laboratory-based position with opportunities for collaboration across various R&D groups. Due to the dynamic and collaborative environment of our organization, this role will require someone who can succeed individually, but also as part of a team. Lastly, and most importantly, our ideal teammate will bring a sense of creativity, enthusiasm, and integrity to both this position and our organization. 

Duties Include 

  • Generate and maintain clonal suspension cell lines 
  • Accurately collect and input data into LIMS data system 
  • Develop robust, scalable, high-throughput screens 
  • Working cross functionally with upstream and downstream R&D groups 
  • Collaborating closely with our Automation team to design and optimize HT workflows 
  • Managing timelines and expectations 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information clearly and thoroughly 
  • Identify and implement innovative approaches to scale our throughput without compromising quality 
  • Support the development of junior team members 

About You 

  • PhD in biology, bioengineering or related field with 2+ years industry experience or MS with 4+ years of industry experience 
  • Adept with aseptic cell culture 
  • Strong background in high-throughput assay development
  • Experienced with high-throughput cell culture automation 
  • Experienced with: RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, FACS/Flow Cytometry, high content imaging 
  • Must be thoughtful, detail orientated, well organize and an effective experimentalist 
  • Driven by accuracy rather than being correct 

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