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Research Associate II (Cell Line Development) at Memphis Meats
Berkeley, CA, 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 R&D Research Associate II (Cell Line Development) will be involved with gene vector assembly, transfections, and expression analysis. You will be responsible for establishing and characterizing cell line phenotypes. This position requires you to maintain and expand multiple cell lines and preparation of culture media. The R&D Research Associate II will be relied upon to design, implement and optimize experiments while employing critical thinking and organizational skills. This laboratory-based position requires performing experiments/assays on a daily basis, maintaining detailed/organized notes, and data analysis/interpretation. You should be enthusiastic and able to work independently and in team environments.

Duties Include

        Cell culture maintenance, expansion and single cell cloning.
        Molecular biology techniques: PCR, vector assembly.
        Cell culture assay: Cell transfections, gene expression analysis,  protein/DNA quantification, cell growth and phenotype characterization.
        Design, set-up, and execution of experiments independently or with guidance from team/project lead.
        Proficient & organized data collection, management, interpretation, and presentation.

About You

        BS/BA/MS in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or closely related science with 2+ years of cell culture and molecular biology experience.
        Aseptic cell culture techniques.
        Knowledge of molecular techniques such as RNA and DNA extraction, PCR, and qPCR.
        Knowledge of cell-based assays (flow cytometry, viability, immunofluorescence, growth assay).
        Competent with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word or equivalent.
        Detail-oriented and organized laboratory notebook keeping of experimental designs and results.
        Foster a team environment by collaborating scientifically with team members.
        Ability to work in a high paced team environment and meet deadlines.

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.