Sr. Process Development Scientist, Cell Culture

Employer
Eat Just, Inc.
Location
San Francisco
Posted
Mar 24, 2021
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

You will be a key member of our Bioprocessing team in our Cellular Agriculture department and essential in producing sustainable and cost-effective clean meat products. You will oversee a group of process development scientists and  responsible for developing and scaling up our animal cell culture platform. You will collaborate and partner with our talented group of experts in cell biology, process engineering and manufacturing teams to accomplish the above. 

 

At Eat Just, Inc., we believe everyone deserves to eat well. Our team of world-class scientists, researchers and Michelin starred chefs created America’s fastest-growing egg brand, which is made entirely of plants, and the world’s first-to-market cultured meat made deliciously and safely from animal cells instead of slaughtered livestock. We have been recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies,” Entrepreneur’s “100 Brilliant Companies,” CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.  
 
For more on JUST Egg, visit: http://ju.st 
For more on GOOD Meat, visit: http://goodmeat.co 

 

What you’ll do 

 

  • Act as a lead upstream scientist on multiple programs having project oversight and direct and indirect report management responsibilities;

  • Design and execute experiments in bioreactors / shake flasks including process and media optimization to achieve key performance indicators (KPIs); 

  • Collaborate with other functional groups including cell-line and analytical development teams for screening and characterization studies; 

  • Perform systematic and thorough statistical data analysis on reactor data to deduce clear conclusions; 

  • Assist in technology transfer activities and scale-up/scale-down studies; 

  • Author, review and support continuous improvement of batch records and SOPs; 

  • Mentor interns, research associates and junior scientists as required. 

 

About you 

  • PhD in chemical / biochemical / biological engineering or related discipline with at least 5-10 years of experience in biotechnology / biopharmaceutical or relevant industry; 

  • Experience in design and operation of bioreactors is required; 

  • Proven technical experience in developing animal cell culture-based processes; 

  • Knowledge in technology transfer and scale-up is a plus; 

  • Excellent technical writing, communication and presentation skills; 

  • Ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines; 

  • Mission-driven, self-directed and enthusiastic about collaborating with an inter-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers; 

  • Experience mentoring/or managing a small team, highly preferred; 

  • Ability to pass a standard background check. 

 
 

Additional Information & Requirements 

 

This is a full-time position based out of Headquarters in San Francisco.  

   

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  

  

Eat Just, Inc. participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.