Senior Scientist

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 dedicated senior scientist to help advance the research and development of this technology and pioneer this emerging industry. 


Key Responsibilities 

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

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

  • Analyze cells by flow cytometry, qPCR, and RT-PCR

  • Collect and evaluate data; prepare reports in the laboratory information management system

  • Keep up to date with the literature and industry in the field


Required Skills and Background

  • PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field with a minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience in academia and/or industry

  • Proven ability to design novel molecular biology assay schemes

  • Genome engineering techniques

  • Familiarity of NGS library preparation, principle of sequencing technologies, and data analysis

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

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

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment

Preferred Additional Skills

  • Single-cell genomics, functional genomics, or immunology

  • Development and use of high-throughput assays based on next generation sequencing

  • Experience in computational analysis of next-generation sequencing data

  • CRISPR/Cas9 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 


This is a full-time position located in Madison, WI. 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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