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Senior Scientist

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 Senior Scientist will play a key role in a small product development team innovating products & processes at Memphis Meats. This role may be tasked with multiple and diverse projects each with a common focus that includes cell culture operations. The Senior Scientist will be responsible for conceptual diligence, hypothesis-driven experimentation under priorities established by them leadership. In addition, the Senior Scientist will serve as a thought partner and present results in regular team meetings. The ideal candidate is eager to take on new challenges, is not afraid to fail and is willing to identify mistakes and learn from them.   

Duties Include

  • Literature Review
  • Experimental Design & Execution
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Drafting Product Development Proposals
  • Maintaining a Detailed Notebook Record
  • Staff Training

About You

  • Ph.D. in biology, biotechnology or a related field 
  • A team player who works well independently and with others 
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills
  • Enjoys working in a laboratory environment
  • Core Competencies in Cell Biology
  • 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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