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Research Associate

Memphis Meats, Berkeley, CA

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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 Research Associate will play a key role in a small product development team towards development of new products at Memphis Meats. This role may be tasked with multiple and diverse projects each with a common focus that includes cell culture operations. The Research Associate role will work under the direction of team leadership to execute established workstreams. In addition, the Research Associate will be responsible for maintaining a functional workspace within the laboratory, presentation of results and participation in team meetings. The ideal candidate for this role has excellent communication skills and is dedicated to completing projects in a conclusive manner.   

Duties Include

  • Routine cell isolation, passaging & cryopreservation.
  • Microscopy
  • Culture Media Preparation
  • Assay Development
  • Implementation of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Performance of Standard Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Laboratory Organization  

About You

  • B.S. or M.S. in biology, biotechnology or a related field with 3+ years of cell culture experience 
  • A team player who works well independently and with others 
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills
  • Enjoys working in a laboratory environment
  • Comfortable operating in role that prioritizes a schedule around routine cell culture work
  • Mastery of aseptic practice & technique
  • Proficient in standard molecular biology procedures such as total protein assays, ELISA, gene expression assays, plasmid preparation and nucleic acid purification. 
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.

About Memphis Meats

We love meat. It is core to so many of our cultures and traditions. Global demand for meat is projected to double in the coming decades, so we're working to bring meat to the plate in a sustainable, healthy way that is good for people, animals and the planet. That's why we started Memphis Meats. We are developing a way to produce real meat directly from animal cells, using far less land, water, and energy than conventional meat production. We have produced beef, chicken and duck, and we are cooking up a number of other delicious products. Our goal: Better Meat, Better World.

Memphis Meats

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