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Memphis Meats

Company
11-50
Berkeley, CA, USA

Company Description

Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals.

At Memphis Meats, our mission is to bring delicious and healthy meat to your table by harvesting it from cells instead of animals. You can enjoy the meat you love today and feel good about how it's made because we strive to make it better for you...and for the world.

FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP
Cells are building blocks of all food we consume and at Memphis Meats they are the foundation of our approach. We make food by sourcing high-quality cells from animals and cultivating them into meat think of a farm at a tiny scale. We cut some steps from the current process (like raising and processing animals) and bring nutritious, tasty meat to your table.

BETTER FOR YOU
By producing meat from the cell level up, we can ensure the highest level of quality at every stage. We aim to keep the benefits of conventional meat while making our products healthier, more nutritious and safer. We want you to enjoy the best of both worlds. It is like having your steak and eating it, too.

BETTER FOR THE WORLD
We're making meat that is better for animals and that at scale uses significantly less land, water, energy and food inputs. Our process will produce less waste and dramatically fewer greenhouse gas emissions. We believe that the planet will be the ultimate beneficiary of our product.

We're looking for passionate professionals hungry for pivotal challenges and excited to join a team of hands-on dreamers.

Jobs (16)

Bioprocess Engineer II/Sr. Engineer

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Sep 24, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, Upside Foods  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. Upside Foods 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 UPSIDE is seeking a highly motivated Engineer to help develop bioreactor processes for the cultivation of cultivated meat.  As a member of the Process Development team, this person will develop novel fed-batch and perfusion bioreactor processes using scale-down benchtop platforms for transfer into the Manufacturing group. Your scientific and operational expertise will lend itself to independent experimental design, troubleshooting, and analysis of experiments within a talented team. A working knowledge of vessel hardware, controller automation, and cell culture data analysis are critical for success. The Engineer will have daily operational laboratory-based responsibilities on several concurrent projects, including execution, data interpretation and presentation, and suggestion of follow-up experiments. The ideal candidate will have a history of integrating perfusion systems (e.g., alternating tangential flow (ATF) or tangential flow filtration (TFF), to achieve desirable results through Design Of Experiments (DOE). We are excited to bring on a diligent self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced team with numerous opportunities for growth. Responsibilities include... Independently design, review, execute, and analyze process development experiments at the benchtop scale, leading to process transfer to pilot plant and commercial scale. Participate in prototype development, installation and evaluation of new bioreactor technologies. Responsible for day-to-day operations of multiple benchtop platforms, including troubleshooting, routine maintenance and calibration of process equipment. Leading and mentoring team members to accomplish project goals. Summarizing and synthesizing experimental plans and results to leadership and the larger team in an organized, concise, and logical manner, both verbally and visually. About you... PhD in bioprocess engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or related discipline with 2+ years of experience, or BS with 6+ years of experience in cell culture bioprocess development and process transfer across size scales in either an academic or industry setting. Other levels will be considered for the right candidate. Experienced with a range of bioreactor platforms and control systems. Excellent critical thinker with detail-oriented and well-organized mindset. Comfortable working in and leading in a team-based environment. Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends, when needed. Desirable skills Experience in data analysis platforms (e.g. JMP, Minitab), including statistical analysis and presenting data in table and graph forms. Who you’ll work with… Process Development sits at the intersection of several functions; you’ll interface and coordinate with our cell and media, and food R&D teams, as well as our manufacturing and scale-up teams. You’ll also collaborate with our data, automation, analytical, and IT teams to develop new systems and solutions. Key Contributions in First Year… Deliver cell-based meat cultivation processes with increased yield while achieving safety, sensory, and cost targets. Increase our rate of learning and deepen our understanding of major cultivation levers. Provide skilled process development and bioreactor operations expertise to the team, including training and mentoring junior team members. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Sensory Technician

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Sep 20, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 UPSIDE has grown fast over the last two years, and the momentum continues! The Sensory Technician will be an integral part of the Sensory Team and assist in all Sensory led projects to make tastier meat.  We’re looking for someone who enjoys fast-paced growth, is comfortable with change, and is passionate about science, people and food. This role will have an opportunity to work with different teams within UPSIDE. Responsibilities include… Assist with execution of planned sensory experiments by preparing incoming raw material/product, labeling, packaging, further processing and  storage. Label sample cups, set-up, clean-up, and serve for taste panels. Comply with appropriate SOPs, established policies and procedures. Maintain training, project, laboratory, and experimental records. Standardize, use and maintain any laboratory equipment. Prepare and ship samples for external analytical testing, when needed by the Sensory Team. Ensure that all safety guidelines and procedures are followed as safety of our employees is a primary responsibility. Other tasks as assigned which may include cleaning product/equipment storage areas, shopping, packaging and shipping products. About you… Minimum of high school diploma or a GED equivalent certificate from a certified institution 1+ years of related work or volunteer experience and/or training Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel) Safe Serve certified a plus Who you’ll work with… This role will interact with multiple functions within the company! It’s a rare opportunity to learn about all parts of the business and industry. This role will most frequently interact with Food R&D and Upstream. Key Contributions in First Year… Assist with sensory panel training within different teams at UPSIDE. Assist with sample preparation, analysis, processing, packaging and storage for sensory projects. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! 3 Weeks PTO Accrued Annually DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Research Associate II, Cell Line Development

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Sep 15, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 UPSIDE has grown fast over the last two years, and the momentum continues! The Research Associate II (RA II) within our Cell Line Development (CLD) team will be responsible for generating cell lines for cultivated meat production. The RA II will collaborate closely with upstream team members to meet key objectives and reduce bottlenecks. You should be creative, disciplined, enthusiastic, and able to work with a team to reach a common goal. Responsibilities include… Following and generating R/SOP's to execute tasks ranging from routine to complex lab procedures in cell culture, genetic engineering, and molecular biology assays. Generating, characterizing, and maintaining multiple cell lines, including transfection, tracking cell performance, and cryobanking. Executing molecular biology workflows, including primer design, RNA/DNA extraction, gene expression, genotype analysis (via RT-qPCR, PCR, ddPCR), and molecular cloning. Executing cell biology assays, including immunofluorescence, microscopy imaging, and flow cytometry analysis. Designing, setting up and executing experiments independently or with guidance from the team or project lead. Supporting inventory management and laboratory operations. About you… M.S. in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or closely related science, or B.S./B.A. with 2+ years of industry or academic experience in a related field. Proficient in culturing multiple cell types and can demonstrate aseptic cell culture techniques. Experienced in gDNA/RNA extraction, designing primers, PCR, qPCR, or ddPCR assays. Nice to have–experience in various cell-based assays, including immunofluorescence, microscopy imaging, or flow cytometry analysis. Detail-oriented and capable of maintaining organized electronic laboratory notebook entries containing experimental designs, data, and results and able to present data to the broader team or project lead. Comfortable working in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment. Proactive mindset who is excited about challenges and finding creative solutions. Who you’ll work with… This role will report to a Sr. Scientist in CLD and partner with Scientists and Research Associates within CLD and Discovery team to generate new lines for use in commercial meat production. This individual will also work closely with our Cell Line Screening and Cell Culture Media team. Key Contributions in First Year… Become proficient with Upside Foods’ cell line generation process by generating multiple cell lines that are critical for our meat production. Characterize genotype and phenotype of cell lines to generate data package to facilitate cell line hand-off to downstream departments. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Food Technologist I, Product Development

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Sep 10, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 Food Technologist will primarily be responsible for assisting the formulations team on new product development. You should be capable of contributing to the design, troubleshooting, and execution of experiments while employing critical thinking and organizational skills throughout the product development process. You should be able to evaluate prototypes, collect data, and make recommendations on next steps. This role will require leaning on academic training and existing/current literature to screen novel solutions targeted at improving specific product attributes. Responsibilities include… Independently manages and executes routine product development experiments. Manage an entire product workstream under supervisor’s guidance. Supports the design of experiments to screen novel functional ingredients and processing technologies. Owns and organizes operational data over prototype lifecycle (formulas, photos, tasting notes, analytical testing, etc.) Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams to meet multiple, complex project deadlines. Summarizing and presenting results to their supervisor and the larger team in an organized, concise, and logical manner, both verbally and visually. About you… BS in food science, meat science, nutrition, chemistry, or other applicable field, with 1+ years of relevant experience (or relevant internship experience). Experience in meat/seafood processing, alternative proteins, and culinary knowledge is preferred. Experience working in a commercial processing environment is preferred. Deep desire to learn, explore and experiment with new technology for cell-cultured meat processing. Ability to continuously challenge assumptions and create innovative solutions. Great communication, report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills. Can-do attitude, full of integrity, excited to work under our Big Tent. Who you’ll work with… This role will partner with R&D, sensory, regulatory, and production to develop and commercialize cultivated meat products. This role will most frequently interact with our Product Development and Manufacturing team. Key Contributions in First Year… Develop a commercial ready product formula that fits enterprise and brand goals. Identify and screen novel processing technologies for our cultivated meat raw materials. Aid in the commercialization efforts of our first cultivated meat product launches. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Production Planner/Scheduler

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Sep 1, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 UPSIDE has grown fast over the last two years, and the momentum continues! The Production Planner/Scheduler will support our Engineering, Production, & Innovation Center (EPIC). This role is responsible for developing and coordinating production schedules by optimizing resources and ensuring proper workflow through each operational modality. This individual will create efficiencies based on manufacturing capabilities along with run strategies that result in meeting or exceeding customer requirements. They will work closely with supply chain and operations to coordinate delivery of raw materials to maximize on-time delivery. Responsibilities include… Develop and execute weekly and monthly production schedules and manage updates to the production plan by developing multiple scenarios and communicating key decisions. Partner with Supply Chain and work with ERP tools to forecast material purchases and resupply requirements are met without interruption. Understand future capacity/supply constraints affecting production by engaging stakeholders throughout the planning process and lead the development of recovery plans. Collaborate daily with all departments to problem solve and create process improvements in order to proactively prevent/reduce any production delays or product backorders. Develop and analyze forecast performance reports that drive actions on optimization and efficiencies of the production process. Plan and organize maintenance downtime so manufacturing is minimally interrupted, and Work quickly to adjust all schedules when unexpected downtime occurs. About you… B.S. in business, supply chain, engineering, industrial engineering/operations research or another quantitative field. Demonstrated high volume production planning experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally with 3+ years’ experience in production planning. Experience with ERP systems; Microsoft Dynamics experience is preferred. Exceptional analytical capabilities and the ability to independently dissect complex processes to understand the needs of all products and production modalities. Great organizational and project management skills, and consistently communicates to ensure reliability with a safety, efficiency, and quality mindset. Ability to recognize opportunities for improvement and influence others to make change. Who you’ll work with… This role will support our EPIC facility. While we expect growth in all functions in the next 1-2 years, this role will most frequently interact with our FSQA, Purchasing/Procurement, Operations, and Warehouse teams. Key Contributions in First Year… Build and execute a framework of production planning Develop and execute forecast KPI’s for manufacturing that are aligned to internal OKR’s Develop internally or onboard a third party manufacturing resource planning database UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Sr. Scientist, Analytical R&D

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Aug 25, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 UPSIDE is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Scientist to lead analytical projects focused on method development, assay execution, and overall testing strategies for cultivated meat. The Sr. Scientist with extensive experience in chromatography and assay development will be responsible for contributing to or leading cross-functional analytical projects and offer scientific support to process development, product development, and regulatory objectives. This individual will work within the highly collaborative Analytical R&D team and with critical internal collaborators to scope out analytical needs and establish execution plans. The Sr. Scientist will independently perform due diligence, design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret data, communicate results, and make recommendations to drive forward the development and validation of new analytical methods. This is a laboratory-based position for an innovative, enthusiastic individual who enjoys fast-paced work, and who is an effective leader, strong scientific communicator, and subject matter expert in the field of analytical chemistry. Responsibilities include... Survey the literature and other resources to understand the current state-of-the-art and creative solutions for analytical methods to apply to existing research objectives; serve as a subject matter expert for analytical chemistry topics to assist in cross-collaborative problem solving Make recommendations for platforms, including equipment and instrumentation, to achieve analytical objectives Execute sample preparation optimization, method development, and validation studies to enable method readiness in the Analytical R&D laboratory, including managing data analysis and reporting Write standard operating procedures and train junior team members to execute the assays for routine analysis; potential for direct reports Work independently and cross-functionally to review and frame analytical problems and establish a course of action/experimentation Balance and prioritize multiple tasks and objectives, including resource management About you... Ph.D. in Chemistry (preferably with a focus in Analytical Chemistry) or related field with 5+ years of related professional experience, or M.S. with 12+ years of experience Extensive hands-on experience across multiple analytical instruments, including HPLC, GC, and ICP-MS; specifically, this role will require expertise in chromatography Extensive hands-on experience with various wet chemistry techniques related to analytical methodology and other laboratory practices Experienced in developing analytical methods, including validation and deployment Commitment to safety and good laboratory practices Desire to grow as a leader with a small team to establish foundational analytical capabilities, including onboarding new instrumentation and mentoring team members Who you'll work with Primary contact will be with the Analytical R&D team Collaborate with internal customers across R&D, Production, Regulatory, and Quality to understand analytical needs and execute analysis as needed Collaborate with external vendors, consultants, and partners as needed to achieve project-specific goals Key contributions in the first year Establish new micronutrients and small molecule assays on chromatography instruments, such as HPLC and GC-FID Help onboard new analytical instrumentation and develop methods to transfer to routine workflows Assist in the development, verification, and deployment of other analytical platforms for unique R&D needs, such as wet chemistry methods Perform due diligence to scope out additional analytical needs based on research initiatives Support the Analytical R&D team and broader R&D Organization as a subject matter expert and thought leader to solve scientific challenges related to analytics UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Engineer II/Sr. Process Engineer, Media Optimization

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Aug 13, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 As part of the Process Engineering team, the Engineer II/Sr. Process Engineer, Media Optimization will be responsible for facilitating the production of cultivated meat in our manufacturing facility. Your primary responsibilities will be working alongside Cell Culture Media R&D and applying your cell culture media expertise to improve upon and develop new procedures for media manufacturing sciences, commercial media manufacturing, and media formulation (dry powder handling, dry power mixing, milling, blending, hydration, and sterilization); your secondary responsibilities will be working alongside the Manufacturing Operations (MOPS), Mechanical Engineering (MechE), Automation, Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT), and Facilities teams to streamline cultivated meat production and the scale-up tests of new technologies. This includes technical and technological troubleshooting, maintenance, and upgrades to the process equipment and utilities in this facility. You should be creative, problem solving, technically talented, enthusiastic, and a team player. As a Sr. Process Engineer, you may also be involved in FATs, soft and hardware installations, I/O-tests, and commissioning of new equipment. There is an opportunity to support process equipment design for commercial scale-up. Responsibilities include… Optimize and troubleshoot cell culture media preparation and mixing procedures as well as handling tech transfer from lab-based protocols to pilot and commercial scales. Create, review, and approve of conceptual and detailed engineering documents including BFD/PFDs, P&IDs, equipment and automation specifications. Experience within the scope of scale-up would be a plus. Provide guidance to commercially relevant technology Design and implement innovative technologies to ensure continuous improvement in our process capabilities. Lead commissioning/qualification/validation of new equipment, including FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ & PQ – protocol generation as well as execution. About you… B.S/M.S. in Chemical Engineering or related field with 7+ years of industrial experience in upstream fermentation operations, downstream processing, CIP/SIP, food/process manufacturing equipment, utilities, and aseptic technique Experienced with engineering project execution and project management Experience with process facility start-ups in biotechnology and/or food manufacturing Has experience scaling up cell culture media, dry materials, and/or dry powder handling processes to the commercial scale Familiarity with process equipment automation integration with SCADA systems Self-starter, critical thinker, passionate, and innovative Who you’ll work with… This role will communicate and coordinate with key stakeholders from other teams – primarily Cell Culture Media R&D, MOPS, Automation, Facilities, and MechE. This role is also expected to coordinate with vendors and contractors to seek and deliver parts and equipment to specification. Key Contributions in First Year… First couple months – Shadow Cell Culture Media R&D, Process Engineer(s), and MOPS to learn and understand bioprocess technology Months 3 through 6 – Large project or multiple smaller projects to get your feet wet and implement your know-how into innovating and/or improving upon Cell Culture Media preparation in the scope of engineering and scale-up Months 7 through 12 – Pursue additional projects within process engineering area(s) of interests with a focus on commercially relevant bioprocess technology UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Sr. Research Associate, Cell Culture Media

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Aug 4, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 UPSIDE has experienced growth over the last two years and we are seeking an innovative individual who enjoys fast-paced growth and is passionate about changing the future of food! The Sr. Research Associate, Cell Culture Media will be responsible for setting up and running experiments to develop cell culture media formulations. The Sr. Research Associate, Cell Culture Media will analyze and interpret data, convey the study findings to small and large teams, and provide input for future experiments alongside the lead scientist. Responsibilities include… Use statistical DOE and other methods to design studies, analyze and interpret data. Executing cell culture studies at multiple scales including shake flasks, roller bottles and bench scale reactors. Present experimental results to small and large teams. Troubleshoot experimental workflows and issues that arise. Develop new and refine existing procedures for relevant areas. Maintain laboratory notebooks with detailed experimental designs and results. About you… B.S. in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or closely related science with 4+ years of research laboratory experience. Desired : M.S. with 2+ years of post-graduate research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical or similar industry. Working knowledge or hands-on experience of cell culture processes and media development, and bioreactors. Experience with statistical software like JMP, Minitab, Simca, etc., is desirable. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, evolving, and cross-functional environment. Comfortable developing scientific knowledge base by learning new methods from peers, seminars, and scientific literature. Fosters a team environment collaborating scientifically with team members. Who you’ll work with… This role will partner cross-functionally with R&D teams such as Upstream Development, Process Development, and Food R&D functions. Key Contributions in First Year… Accept direction from the Lead Scientist and execute in the lab independently within six weeks. Understand traditional and high throughput workflows in media development within the first three months. Present data demonstrating steps toward achieving 1 goal to a cross-functional team in the first three months. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Manager, Strategy Planning

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Aug 2, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 At UPSIDE Foods, we set ambitious, world-changing goals that will take us into a better future. As Manager, Strategy Planning, you’re one of the linchpins in making sure that our hyper-growth, novel technology company can successfully turn vision into strategy and then enable execution through excellent planning. This role is equal parts framework-designer, expert facilitator, and strategy synthesizer. You’ll report to our head of Enterprise PMO and Strategy Planning, Todd, and regularly support UPSIDE leaders at the Mgr-, Dir-, and VP-level. Responsibilities include... Develop, execute, and constantly mature enterprise frameworks that enable low-turbulence and high-quality Strategy Planning processes. Treat Planning as an internal product that stakeholders should want to buy into Support our senior leadership team and the Head of PMO & Strategy Planning in the synthesizing and crafting of 3+ year strategic horizons, then memorialize the output into high-fidelity materials Manage the enterprise goal-setting Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) processes and technology end-to-end, always working to improve our teams’ ability to achieve goals Facilitate planning for budgets and headcount with their respective functional and cross-functional leaders, and support the establishment of artifacts that memorialize Reflect on achievements, progress, and set-backs across the enterprise and produce insights for senior leadership on ways that the organization can better advance and achieve its vision Ideate and implement new capabilities in reporting and dashboarding for enterprise business processes, and support data gathering, visualizations, and architecture About you... We value diversity. To best understand, synthesize, and align goals and plans of a future full of varied opportunities, you should yourself bring a wealth of perspective and the ability to see from many angles A bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of planning-focused work that drives company or department strategy. Management consulting or MBA preferred, but not required Direct experience supporting an OKR, or similar, goal-setting framework. Capability to track and manage performance in dashboards plus the thought-leadership to tailor processes to best-support teams Success stories in 1) designing processes that people engage with and use effectively, 2) facilitating groups of 5-25 to work through ambiguous topics, and 3) synthesizing a cohesive strategy narrative from numerous inputs Proven ability to build rapport, trust, and alignment across leaders with a wide range of perspectives and intents, from individual contributors to C-staff, technical or non-technical, using multiple modes of communication (virtual and in-person) Deep fascination with how large teams and companies are impacted by good strategy and planning, and how teams succeed in novel and developing environments Strong content design and material creation skills for company artifacts central to large audiences (hundreds and thousands) Who you’ll work with… This role will partner with most managers, directors, and vice-presidents throughout the company in the design, facilitation, and optimization of enterprise Strategy Planning processes. Your teammates in the adjacent Program Management Office (PMO) will be driving the enterprise’s largest and most complex cross-functional initiatives, and you’ll partner with them to understand how Strategy Planning can set-up strategic execution. Key Contributions in First Year… Support the 2023 enterprise Strategy Planning processes – then make them better for the next cycle! In particular, help us get ahead of growing pains so our approach is always right-sized. Get ahead of productivity impedance mismatches across teams of various sizes by providing useful data-based insights on how we’re mobilizing to achieve our goals. Reflect on how we go from Vision to Strategy to Execution, and provide suggestions both in real-time and holistically that increase our teams’ ability to achieve. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities When submitting your application, please include a concise cover letter that speaks to your level of experience with goal-setting frameworks, and also why this role is the next best step in your career. UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Sr. Scientist, Cell Line Development

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Jul 30, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 We are seeking an innovative, productive, and highly independent Cell Line Development biologist to join our Upstream Development at the Senior Scientist level. This individual will be responsible for generating cell lines across multiple species and types that meet the requirements of our cultivated meat process. This is a laboratory-based position with opportunities for collaboration across various R&D groups. Due to our organization's dynamic and collaborative environment, this role will require someone who can work individually and as part of a team. Lastly, and most importantly, our ideal teammate will bring a sense of creativity, enthusiasm, and integrity to this position and our organization. Responsibilities include… Execute and manage the generation and characterization (genotype/phenotype) of stable cell lines primarily through gene editing techniques. Deliver a diverse pool of cell lines for immediate downstream teams for media and/or process development. Devise novel solutions to efficiently deliver high-quality cell lines with desired attributes. Communicate results and technical roadmaps and convey technical information clearly and thoroughly to cross-functional teammates and the senior leadership team. Manage individual and team timelines, expectations, and progress on projects. Provide technical leadership and mentorship to support team growth About you… Ph.D. in cell biology, gene editing, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, or related discipline with 5+ of professional research and development experience (including post-doctoral), or M.S. in related discipline with 10+ years of professional experience. Strong experience in genome editing and mammalian cell culture (including aseptic cell culture technique). Strong molecular biology experience with familiarity across multiple genetic editing tools and high throughput screening platforms. Experience with various cell-based assays (flow cytometry, viability, immunofluorescence, growth assay) and molecular biology assays (RNA/DNA extraction, RT-PCR, ddPCR). Thoughtful and effective experimentalist, driven by accuracy of data. Maintains laboratory notebooks with detailed experimental designs and results Willingness to actively engage external scientists and internal customers in research collaborations where appropriate and to maintain scientific scholarship through internal and external networking and frequent literature reviews. Proactive mindset who is excited about challenges and finds creative solutions or clear answers to those challenges. Comfortable working in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment. Capable of fostering a team environment and collaborating scientifically with direct team members and scientists in other departments. Open to new ideas, seeking critical feedback from colleagues, and demonstrating effective cooperation. Who you’ll work with… While we expect growth in the Cell Line Development team in the next 1-2 years, this role will start as an individual contributor and expand to have people management responsibilities. This role will partner with multiple functions within our Upstream Development team. This role will partner with multiple functions in R&D, including Cell Culture Media Development, Data, Discovery, and potentially with our Regulatory team. Key Contributions in First Year… Derive multiple cell lines with desired cell phenotypes and genotypes. Increase reproducibility and rigor in generating cell lines for our next product species. Serve as a technical leader within the scope of cell line development. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Scientist/Engineer I, Process Development

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Jul 2, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. UPSIDE Foods 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 UPSIDE is seeking an innovative Process Development Scientist or Engineer, who enjoys fast-paced growth and is passionate about changing the future of food. This individual will be responsible for developing and executing cell culture experimental designs to understand and optimize novel cultivation processes. You will perform experiments, analyze and interpret data, communicate results, and make recommendations to drive forward a strategy for scalable, cultivated meat. As part of a talented team, you will collaborate closely with colleagues and scientists from other functions such as cell line and media development, process engineering, data scientists, and manufacturing. The ideal candidate will mentor junior associates and flourish in our dynamic and growing team . Responsibilities include… Lead and drive lab-scale bioreactor operations and cell culture harvest experiments, including testing of novel technologies, processes, and cultivation parameters. Plan, execute, and analyze cultivation experiments with complex data sets to understand mass balances and metabolic shifts. Proficient in data collection, interpretation, and analysis to determine the next steps with the project team/lead. Plan further experiments based on data and objectives. Develops experiments in scaled-down manufacturing models and high throughput cell culture platforms. Mentor and supervise others in areas of expertise. About you… Ph.D. in chemical engineering, bioprocessing, bioengineering, or closely related science; or BS/MS candidates with 5+(BS) or 3+(MS) years of research and development experience in the biopharmaceutical, cell therapy, or similar industry are also encouraged to apply. Industrial or academic cell culture and process development experience. Experience with JMP for navigating and analyzing large data sets. Comfortable with traditional bioreactor scaling concepts and applying concepts to novel meat cultivation processes. Comfortable working in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment. Comfortable developing scientific knowledge base by learning new methods from peers, seminars, and scientific literature. Maintain scientific scholarship through internal and external networking and frequent literature reviews . Desirable skills Working knowledge/understanding of scale-up considerations for large-scale bioreactors. Mammalian and/or avian cell culture and recombinant protein expression. Experience with designing and executing DOE-based experiments. Who you’ll work with… While we expect growth in all functions in the next 1-2 years, this role will most frequently interact with our Cell Line Development team, Cell Culture Media team, Food R&D team, and Technical Operations team. Key Contributions in First Year… Optimize scalable meat cultivation process for the Upside Foods EPIC facility. Increased process understanding of the various cultivation processes at Upside Foods. Proposals for IP around cultivated meat. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Sr. Research Associate, Process Development

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Jul 1, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 UPSIDE is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Research Associate to develop scaled-down bioreactor platforms and processes for cultivated meat. As a member of the Process Development team, this person will be responsible for executing cell and tissue culture experiments, and characterizing processes and equipment. You will have daily operational laboratory-based responsibilities on several concurrent projects, requiring rigorous attention to detail and documentation. A working knowledge of aseptic cell culture is critical for success; the ideal candidate will also be proficient with bioreactor vessel hardware, controller automation, and interpretation of process data. We are excited to bring on a diligent self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced team with numerous opportunities for growth. Responsibilities include… Day-to-day operations of bench-scale bioreactor and cell culture experiments. Managing schedules and priorities on a daily basis across multiple projects. Acquiring and analyzing data independently; recording all experimental designs, data, observations, and results in an electronic laboratory notebook. Summarizing and presenting results to their supervisor and the larger team in an organized, concise, and logical manner, both verbally and visually. Adhering to and enforcing good lab practices, including safety, cleanliness, and waste handling. About you… B.S. in biopharmaceutical processing, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, or related life sciences field with 3+ years of bioreactor or cell culture experience. Proficient with basic safety, good laboratory practices, and aseptic technique. Critical thinker with a detail-oriented and well-organized mindset. Comfortable working on a team in a fast-paced and evolving environment. Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends, when needed. Desirable skills… Background with lab-scale bioreactor setup, execution, and optimization. Experience in data analysis platforms (e.g. JMP, Minitab), including statistical analysis and presenting data in table and graph forms. Who you’ll work with… You will work closely on a daily basis with other members of the Process Development team, which tackles most projects collaboratively. You will sometimes coordinate with members of related functions: our cell and media, and food R&D teams, as well as our manufacturing and scale-up teams. Key Contributions in First Year… Continuously optimize our cultivated meat processes towards yield, safety, sensory, and cost targets. Build infrastructure for increased experimental capacity, including new equipment installation, training, and troubleshooting. Envision, test, and implement improvements to our experimental platforms. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Computational Biologist

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Jun 23, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. UPSIDE Foods 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 Want to apply your computational biology talents to the challenge of producing cruelty-free meat?  Come join UPSIDE Foods as a computational biologist  in our Data team.  You will design and analyze DNA and RNA sequencing experiments and use machine learning methods to predict cell lines that will make the most delicious meat.  Working directly with scientists, analysts and lab technicians, you will deepen our understanding and generate actionable insights to improve the yield, texture, and taste of cultivated meat.  This is a scientist position requiring primary source research in academic publications and regular presentations to the R&D teams. Your passion for great code and broad knowledge of tools will be equally important as your excellent communication skills as you work with our team of exceptionally talented people. Responsibilities include… Generating insights Presenting to a scientific audience Building Bioinformatics and analysis pipelines Building visualization tools About you… PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, or a related field. 2+ years of relevant work experience in a research setting. Experience building and using bioinformatics tools including genome browsers, genome assemblers, sequence aligners, differential gene analysis packages, and bioinformatics packages. Strong data-driven communication and presentation skills. Technical Proficient in Python, R, C++ and libraries and packages relevant to bioinformatics analysis. Proficient in bash scripting and linux operating system command-line tools. Hands-on experience in many standard bioinformatics tasks such as sequence alignment, genome assembly, rna-seq, chIP-seq, and ATAC-seq analysis, genomic interval analysis, GWAS, proteomics Familiarity with pipelining tools such as NextFlow and their use on high performance computing clusters. Familiarity with statistical learning and machine learning methods and model validation and evaluation. Nice to have Metabolic engineering and pathway analysis experience Familiarity with LIMS software and related systems Who you’ll work with… This role will work closely with discovery team scientists, upstream cell line development scientists, genetic engineers, and media development scientists. While we expect growth in all functions in the next 1-2 years, this role will most frequently interact with our R&D and Tech Ops teams. Key Contributions in First Year… Design and analyze single-cell RNA-sequencing experiments to inform cell line development and genetic engineering and generate actionable insights. Bring up Bioinformatics tools and pipelines such as genome browsers and other command-line tools. Generate actionable insights with data-driven scientific communication. Develop machine learning or statistical methods to extract insights from large screening experiments. Work closely with scientists across different functions and disciplines to rapidly iterate through the cycle of experimental design, hypothesis testing, data collection, and interpretation. Assist with experimental design, for example through modeling or simulations. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Sr. Manager, Raw Material Characterization & Development

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Jun 17, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 Sr. Manager for raw material qualification, characterization, and scalability will have the unique opportunity to lead efforts to ensure consistency in raw materials for cell culture media, and contribute to the scale-up of dry powder and liquid media manufacturing. This individual will oversee the team charged with developing raw material characterization, qualification, and scalability. This team will also provide scalability support for the cell culture media from lab to production, including troubleshooting, filtration, chemical interactions, etc. This role resides in R&D and must work cross-functionally with MSAT, Process Development, Commercial Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory teams. The role will collaborate closely with scientists, engineers, and data experts to formulate and execute a scalable cell culture media production strategy for cultivated meat. A successful candidate will characterize, qualify, and develop a robust raw material pipeline for cell culture media components. They will be a critical stakeholder in troubleshooting processes related to cell culture media manufacturing and feel comfortable developing a scientific knowledge base by learning new methods from peers, seminars, and scientific literature. Responsibilities include… Lead projects to characterize, qualify, develop, and scale up raw materials for cell culture media manufacturing to produce cultivated meat. Troubleshoot issues related to raw materials used in cell culture media as well as a complete dry powder and liquid media. Work with R&D, PD, Quality, and Regulatory teams to develop specifications for raw materials used in cell culture media and produce dry powder and liquid media at a small scale. Manage our small-scale media production team supplying prototypes to R&D, Process Development, Manufacturing, and other functions. Develop small-scale models representative of large-scale component/media preparation for troubleshooting. Fosters a team environment collaborating scientifically with direct team members and scientists in other departments. Open to new ideas and often seeks critical feedback from colleagues, and demonstrates effective cooperation. Mentor and supervise others in areas of expertise. Builds upon and strengthens new solutions in a positive and collaborative manner. Develop and nurture internal and external relationships with key colleagues, collaborators, and vendors. Actively engage external scientists and internal customers in research collaborations where appropriate. About you… B.S./M.S. in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, or closely related science with 10+ years of industrial cell culture media-related, research and development experience in biopharmaceutical or similar industries OR Ph.D and 5+ years of experience. Experience with characterization and qualification of raw materials used in cell culture media. Understanding cell culture media manufacturing (liquid, powder processing, and handling) from benchtop to commercial scales. Experience troubleshooting media scale-up in various systems. Experience leading teams and projects. Competent with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, statistical software, etc. Strong written and oral communication skills. Desirable skills Working knowledge of the 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 an r-protein. Who you’ll work with… This role will sit in R&D and partner with many functions in the company from MSAT, Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality, and Reg.,  It’s a rare opportunity to learn about technical aspects of the company from R&D to large-scale operation. Key Contributions in First Year… Mentor scientific staff managing raw material qualification within 3 months. Develop a comprehensive raw material characterization roadmap tailored to the specific needs of cultivated meat within 6 months. Lead projects to develop unique raw materials for use in cell culture media within the first 6 months. Manage prototype and small-scale media production within the first 6 months. Partner with engineering and MSAT to develop technologies to scale cell culture media use and production in the first year. Build a cross-functional team and identify technical gaps within the first year. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Don’t See Your Dream Job Here?

Full time role
Berkeley, CA
Jun 17, 2022
If you want to join the team at UPSIDE Foods, but do not see a current role that matches your talents, please submit a resume and answer our questions below! UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

BioProcess Associate

Full time role
Emeryville, CA
Jun 17, 2022
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods 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. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization 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 the role The BioProcess Associate is responsible for the production of cultivated meat by interfacing with automated production and bioprocess systems and controls.  Associates in this role will operate production equipment with specific duties that encompass: equipment preparation, culture growth, media/buffer preparation, process monitoring, sampling, and harvesting, all within a regulated environment focused on safety, quality, and efficiency. Responsibilities include… Operate bioprocess equipment for cell culture operations (cell bank thaw through harvest). Prepare media and buffer solutions for the production process. Clean, assemble, and sterilize equipment. Comply with safety requirements, adherence to standard operating procedures, batch records, good documentation practices, and data capturing. Partner with coworkers and supervisor to effectively troubleshoot minor equipment and process issues. About you… B.A or B.S degree preferably in Life Sciences or Engineering with 1+ years experience in a bioprocess manufacturing environment or other regulated industry, or Associate’s degree in a scientific related field with 3+ years experience. Basic understanding of cell culture processes, equipment setup, aseptic technique, and sterilization operations. Ability to understand technical process knowledge within the area of responsibility. Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures and interact with process automation systems for routine work. Experience with creating and maintaining manufacturing operations documentation (SOPs, batch records) is a plus. Proficiency with business applications (such as MS Office and Google applications). Experience interacting with ERP and/or Quality Management systems is a plus. Good problem solving, mechanical aptitude, communication, and team skills. Must be willing and able to work evening/night hours and weekends, as needed. Must be able to carry up to 40 pounds. Must be able to stand up for long periods of time while monitoring operations and performing daily tasks. Must be able to don Personal Protective Equipment (safety glasses, gloves, footwear, lab coats or coveralls) on a daily basis, as well as hearing and dust protection as needed. Who you’ll work with… This role will partner with a variety of different support functions to the manufacturing team; such as Automation, Process Engineering, Facilities and the senior leadership team! It’s a rare opportunity to learn about all parts of the business and industry, as we pioneer in implementing something that has never been done before in the Cell Based Meat industry. While we expect rapid growth within this department, we are proud to say that this is the first every Manufacturing team in company history.  This is a unique chance to be the first. Key Contributions in First Year… Develop a deep sense of cell based meat manufacturing. Make an impact on team goals and metrics. UPSIDE Benefits! Stock options for all full-time incoming team members! 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members! Unlimited PTO / 3 Weeks PTO Accrued Annually DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods 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. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

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