Scientist I/II – Porcine Cell Engineering

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Scientist I/II – Porcine Cell Engineering

About Us

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


Job Details

We are currently looking to fill a Scientist position within the Division of Porcine Cell Engineering, which is tasked with developing, characterizing and optimizing cell lines and media formulations for cells that will be incorporated in the company’s food products. The Scientist will conduct lab-based experiments as part of research and development and production purposes.  Appointment at Scientist I or II position will be dependent on experience. 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.


Duties Include

  • Use of molecular and cell biological techniques to generate cell lines of interest
  • Ensuring cell lines conform to necessary standards for downstream processes
  • Characterizing cell properties (e.g. growth kinetics, karyotype, gene expression)
  • Monitoring cell lines using flask tracking
  • Optimizing cell culture conditions and media formulations using DOE
  • Maintaining a clean, organized, and safe workplace
  • Coaching and mentoring junior level personnel
  • Developing workflows for various processes
  • Designing, executing, and analyzing independent research projects
  • Keeping detailed records in an electronic lab notebook system
  • Presenting research findings regularly to researchers within the division and company at large
  • Providing information and support to members within the PCE division and relevant downstream divisions
  • Represent and foster the company's 5 Core Values


Experience Required

  • Broad technical and working knowledge of common molecular and cellular biological techniques and methods
  • Design and construction of gene-editing constructs and gene targeting
  • Hands on experience handling and culturing mammalian pluripotent and multipotent stem cells
  • Hands on experience with fluorescence microscopy and FACS
  • Experimental design, execution, troubleshooting and data analysis
  • Presenting data (oral and written) in a clear and concise manner to both subject-matter specialist and non-specialists
  • Strong publication record and/or demonstration of grantsmanship
  • Managing and prioritizing multiple tasks to meet tight and competing timelines
  • Using tools and software to analyze large datasets (e.g. JMP, R) a plus
  • Being part of a diverse team with demonstrated ability to successfully complete intra- and inter-divisional projects
  • Experience working in either an academic or industrial setting
  • Working in a fast-paced start-up environment



  • Educational background in mammalian developmental biology, stem cell biology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry
  • PhD in a relevant field with up to 3 years relevant experience in either an industrial or academic setting


Benefits Include

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


Our 5 Core Values

1. Innovation for Impact

   We seek to do something new, big and different united to achieve a substantive end goal

2. Ambition with Empathy

   We attract passionate, self-motivated builders that treat their teammates with kindness, candor and understanding

3. Growth oriented Mindset

   We take chances and fail forward in order to break through convention, knowing we might not get it right the first time

4. Diversity & Inclusion builds Success

   We proactively foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that is a competitive advantage for our success

5. Integrity above All

  We are fair, ethical, candid and accountable for our actions no matter what the circumstance or situation


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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