Intern – Cell Substrate Development

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New Age Meats is a fast-growing Berkeley based cellular agriculture company. We create delicious meat made from animal cell culture instead of animal slaughter – healthier for humans, animals, and the planet. We are excited about bringing the best automation and data science practices into stem cell biology – developing enhanced cell lines, media, and bioreactor scaling – to bring cultivated meat to market faster and more affordably.

This position will focus on the cell biology, cell culture and cell substrates that support cell attachment and proliferation.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completed degree (full time position) from a college or a university majoring in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or similar.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique is highly desired.
  • Working knowledge in biomaterial/microparticle synthesis/fabrication will be preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in cGMP, BSL1 and BSL2 labs is highly desired.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments/ tasks.
  • Experience working with image processing software such as ImageJ or CellSens is desirable.
  • Experience with microscopy imaging (brightfield, fluorescence) is ideal.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and attention to detail.
  • Comfort with a fast-paced start-up environment and remote communication.
  • Experience with literature research and design of experiments is desirable.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of computer skills including Microsoft Office and working with Google Drive is required.

DUTIES INCLUDE: 

  • Literature review/Working knowledge of cell substrates and microcarriers
  • Executing SOPs with guidance from Researchers and Scientists
  • Assist with with microcarrier production and evaluation
  • Microscopy imaging (brightfield, fluorescence)
  • Maintaining mammalian cell lines (feeding, passing, cell counting, etc.) in a BSL2 environment
  • Keeping a detailed electronic lab notebook
  • Operating with moderate supervision and having meticulous attention to detail

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • 401k with match
  • Sponsored lunches
  • Commuter benefits
  • Pathway towards full time position

New Age Meats is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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