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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 R&D Research Associate (media development) will be responsible for setting up and running experiments to develop cell culture media formulations. The R&D Research Associate will also aid in the analysis and interpret data and provide input for future experiments.


Duties Include
* Animal cell/tissue culture techniques including thawing, subculturing, freezing, and single-cell cloning
* Cell culture media development (serum-free/chemically defined)
* Set up and execute experiments-done independently or with guidance from team/project lead for complex experiments 
* Proficient data collection, management, and interpretation. Take an active role in determining the next steps alongside the project team/lead 
* Provides input for further experiments based on data and objectives
* Works across traditional and high throughput cell culture platforms at multiple scales
* Develops new and refines existing procedures for relevant areas

About You
* BS in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or closely related science with 1+ year of research and development 
* Desired: MS with 1+ years of post-graduate research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical or similar industry 
* Working knowledge or hands-on experience of cell culture processes 
* Working knowledge of statistical design of experiment techniques (DOE)
* Mammalian and/or avian cell culture and recombinant protein expression. e.g.  generation of stable cell lines expressing relevant levels of a r-protein
* Experience with protein analysis methods (i.e, Western blot, FACS, and immunocytochemistry)
* Competent with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word.  Experience with statistical software like JMP, Minitab, Simca, etc. is desirable
* Comfortable developing scientific knowledge base by learning new methods from peers, seminars and scientific literature
* Fosters a team environment collaborating scientifically with team members 
* Maintains laboratory notebooks with detailed experimental designs and results
* Prepares written project reports and presents oral updates/summaries at team meetings

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.