Research Associate I, Upstream Development

Memphis Meats

Berkeley, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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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

The Lab Technician/Research Associate I in Upstream Development (UD)-Cellular Adaptation (CA) will be responsible for adapting cell lines for application in large-scale, cell-based meat production. The UD-CA Research Associate should be capable of designing and executing experiments independently while employing critical thinking and organizational skills. This laboratory-based position requires performing experiments/assays on a daily basis. You should be creative, disciplined, enthusiastic, and able to work with a team to reach a common goal.

Duties include

  • Cell culture techniques including routine cell maintenance and growth
  • Both low and high throughput experimental execution
  • Proficient and organized data collection

About you

  • AS/BS/BA in cell biology, bioengineering or closely related science with 2+ years of cell culture experience (industry experience is prefered). 
  • Experience in maintenance of a variety of cell lines.
  • Experience or understanding the  use of high-throughput instrumentation.
  • Detail-oriented and organized laboratory notebook keeping of experimental designs and results
  • Fosters a team environment by collaborating scientifically with team members 
  • Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meeting deadlines.

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