Research Associate II – Biomaterials Engineering

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New Age Meats is a fast-growing Berkeley startup developing cell-cultured meat. We create delicious meat made without animal slaughter – healthier for humans, animals, and the planet.

We’re expanding our biomaterials team and are looking to hire research associates to focus on the fabrication, design and evaluation of food grade matrices.The scope of this position includes developing formulation with guidance from lead scientists, contributing  towards  external  off site  testing  on  the  created  products  and to analyze and present consolidated data through various tools to peers, manager and  the  CTO. Candidates would be presented with the opportunity to train junior researchers as well as work in cross functional collaborative projects within the division.

Some experience and knowledge of food grade formulations, aseptic techniques, materials characterization techniques, mammalian cell culture and substrate development  will be ideal for this role for cross functional scope within BME division.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Completed a BS/BA or MS in materials chemistry, biology, biomaterials, food sciences or a similar field.

2+ years of laboratory experience working in the food industry

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

Motivated, self-starter, mission driven, leader, personable, enthusiastic, collaborative.

  • Experience in the field of food sciences/ food chemistry is required.
  • Familiarity with GRAS certified substrates and experience with biomaterial characterization is highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge in biomaterial/microparticle synthesis/fabrication will be preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in cGMP, BSL1 and GRAS materials is highly desired
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments/ tasks.
  • Experience working with statistical analysis software such as Excel or JMP, and sensory software platforms will be preferred.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of computer skills including Microsoft Office and working with Google Drive is required.
  • Experience with microscopy imaging (brightfield, fluorescence) will be preferred.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and attention to detail.
  • Comfort with a fast-paced start-up environment and remote communication, prior start up experience is beneficial.
  • Experience with literature research and design of experiments is desirable.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and maintenance is highly desired.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Flexible insurance offerings with generous company stipend
  • Equity stock options
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Sponsored lunches
  • Commuter benefits

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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