Scientist-Cell Biology

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 cell biologist 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 or molecular biology, cell physiology, and cell signaling.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop, implement, and interpret relevant cell-based functional assays to support optimization and characterization of novel crustacean cell lines

  • Execute a range of experiments using methods of molecular and cell biology

  • Develop low-cost, serum-free media formulations for growth of crustacean cells in suspension

  • Analyze, synthesize, and present data to the research team and make recommendations for future research

  • Develop both scaled-down and bench scale cell culture processes 

  • Oversee RAs and work directly with CSO and CEO to develop, manage, and complete scientific milestones


Required Skills and Background

  • Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field 

  • Proven ability to design novel cell biology assay schemes

  • Hands-on experience performing cell culture assays in bench-scale bioreactors 

  • Excellent understanding of cell metabolism, signaling,  and physiology

  • Experience with cell culture, measurement of gene and protein expression, fluorescence microscopy, high content imaging, and integration with image analysis software (preferred)

  • Strong organizational, time management, written, and oral communication skills

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment


Preferred Additional Skills

  • Crustacean, marine, or invertebrate cell biology experience

  • CRISPR/Cas9 experience

  • iPSC reprogramming experience

  • Commercial-scale cell culture process experience

  • Over 5 years of post-graduate/industry experience


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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