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Research Associate (Process Development) at Memphis Meats
Berkeley, CA, US
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 Process Development (PD) Research Associate will be responsible for designing and performing tissue engineering and media development studies while also aiding in large-scale bioprocessing endeavours. The PD Research Associate should be capable of designing, troubleshooting, and executing experiments independently while employing critical thinking and organizational skills. This laboratory-based position requires performing experiments/assays on a daily basis with relatively high throughput, followed by analysis and interpretation of the data, presentation of findings to the PD Team, and suggestion of follow-up experiments. You should be creative, enthusiastic, and a self-manager.

Duties Include

    • Cell/tissue culture techniques including thawing, culturing, freezing, and subcloning
    • Design, set-up, and execution of experiments independently or with guidance from team/project lead
    • Development of cell culture media, feeds, and processes for the production of tissues
    • Reagent/media preparation and inventory management
    • Performing routine cell culture assays (e.g. immuno-staining/imaging, protein/DNA quantification)
    • Utilization of high-throughput cell culture and imaging platforms
    • Participation in large-scale bioprocessing procedures for cell and tissue production
    • Proficient data collection, management, interpretation, and presentation

About You

    • BS in bioengineering (or biomedical engineering), cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or closely related science 
    • Desired: BS with 1-2+ years of post-graduate research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical or similar industry
    • Working knowledge and hands-on experience of cell culture processes
    • Competent with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word 
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and comfort with frequent presentation of results to the team
    • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, evolving, and cross-functional environment
    • Comfortable developing a scientific knowledge base by learning new methods from peers, seminars, and scientific literature.
    • Fosters a team environment by  collaborating scientifically with team members
    • Maintains laboratory notebooks with detailed experimental designs and results

Desirable skills

    • Background in skeletal muscle biology and/or tissue engineering
    • Experience with statistical (e.g JMP, GraphPad) and image analysis (e.g. ImageJ) software
    • Experience with common cell-culture assays (e.g. immuno-staining/imaging, protein/DNA quantification)
Memphis Meats is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.