Research Associate-Cell Culture

Cultured Decadence is a cellular aquaculture company creating novel methods to make crustacean products using cell culture and tissue engineering techniques. Along this journey, we are searching for a highly motivated and innovative research associate to help advance research and development of this technology and pioneer this emerging industry. 


A competitive candidate will be someone who takes the initiative, thrives in dynamic environments, and has a background in cell culture, media development, and working with primary cells. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Use animal cell/tissue culture to isolate cells of interest, establish cell lines, and develop subculturing, freeze/thaw, and characterization of cells of interest

  • Set up and perform experiments independently and as a team

  • Troubleshooting issues with developing technologies

  • Routine lab maintenance activities

  • Drafting batch records, SOPs, and reports as needed

  • Use cell-based manipulation within bio-food-technology mindset

  • Adhering to and enforcing good lab practices by following lab guidelines


Required Skills and Background

  • BS/MS in relevant field with 3+ experience animal cell culture experience

  • Understanding of product, field, and industry

  • Excellent aseptic technique for cell culture

  • Experience isolating DNA, RNA, PCR genotyping, and PCR sequencing analysis a plus

  • Ability to read and interpret scientific literature

  • Ability to independently troubleshoot molecular biology and cell culture protocols

  • Detail-oriented, with excellent data collection and recording for experimental design and results 

  • Flexibility to work weekends or later shifts to support cell culture as needed


Preferred Additional Skills

  • Crustacean, marine, or invertebrate cell culture experience

  • CRISPR/Cas9 experience

  • iPSC reprogramming experience

  • Suspension cell culture, large scale manufacturing


What We Offer

  • Competitive salary, healthcare, retirement plan, and stock ownership plan

  • Opportunity to join an experienced cell-cultured meat startup team 

  • Collaborative work environment 


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

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