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Modern Meadow

Company
11-50
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Company Description

Modern Meadow is developing fundamentally new approaches to growing animal products. This includes cultured leather and meat products which require no animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals.

Jobs (8)

Molecular Biologist

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Sep 13, 2022
At Modern Meadow (MM) we are harnessing the power of design, biology and material science to produce high performing, sustainable, and scalable bio-based products. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to hire a Molecular Biologist for our Cell Engineering team. The Cell Engineering group is recruiting a highly-talented molecular biology subject matter experts. This role will be responsible for molecular cloning of genetic devices for yeast, fungi and bacteria as well as conduct molecular evaluation of engineered strains using advanced DNA/RNA technologies. This scientist will add to the team's core capabilities in synthetic biology and their work will support multiple strain engineering projects. Responsibilities: Develop finely engineered yeast, fungal and/or bacterial strains to produce commercial products. Establish molecular validation genetic tool-kits (e.g., promoter and/or signal sequence libraries) to screen cells for better protein production and drive innovation with a flexible, forward thinking approach. Identify new technologies in cell and metabolic engineering to increase the efficiency of constructing improved strains. Molecular cloning using ligation and ligation-free methods. Design and build base vectors for standard industrial organisms. Use commercial software for DNA design and analysis. Work with analytics and biochemistry teams to develop biochemical and cell based assays for use in high-throughput screening. Independently designs experiments, apply new developments and implements novel procedures, protocols and/or processes. Communicates powerfully and proficiently their results, conclusions and recommendations to colleagues. Provide broad technical support to the Cell engineering, up- and downstream processing teams. Acquire and maintain relevant technical and intellectual expertise in Cell engineering, high-throughput biology and synthetic biology. Works collaboratively with Strain Development Project leads, research scientists and associates. Requirements: Ph.D degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology or a closely related field with 3-5 years of relevant experience. Industrial experience in engineering yeast, fungal and microbial hosts for the production of proteins, enzymes and/or chemicals. Proficient with a deep understanding in molecular biology techniques - DNA/RNA purification, DNA/RNA quantification, PCR/​qPCR, enzymatic assays and molecular cloning. Experience with modern cell engineering techniques such as TALEN, ZFN and CRISPR as well as high-throughput biology approaches is a plus. Possesses good organizational, communication, analytical and technical writing skills. Ability to multi-task, is detailed-oriented in their experimental design and has the ability to work independently and deliver exceptional results within project specific timelines. Self-motivated, organized, passionate and comfortable working in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment.​ Ability to adapt to changing priorities and pivot as needed in a fast-paced environment. Contributes to a positive, safe, inclusive and compliant work environment. Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cell Biologist

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Sep 13, 2022
At Modern Meadow (MM) we are harnessing the power of design, biology and material science to produce high performing, sustainable, and scalable bio-based products. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to hire a bench level Cell Biologist with expertise in in-vitro and in-vivo cell culturing and assay development. Responsibilities: Establish, develop, apply existing protocols, and coordinate in-vitro and in-vivo assays to screen, evaluate and validate novel biological molecules. Contribute and lead small animal study designs and execution. Conduct studies characterizing effects with an array of in-vitro techniques that may include immunoassays (ELISA, MSD), RT-qPCR, cell proliferation assays, and high-content cell imaging, among others. Manage research activities conducted externally at CROs. Independently execute laboratory experiments, conduct statistically supported data analysis, and deliver results in a timely manner to enable informed decision making. Enjoys working at the bench for majority of the time and able to communicate scientific findings within cross-functional team meetings. Acquire and maintain relevant technical and intellectual expertise in cell biology and cell signaling pathways. Provide mentorship and knowledge to junior scientists and research associates and assist them in developing and achieving goals. Requirements: Ph.D in Cell Biology, Immunology, Virology, Biochemistry, or Structural Biology with relevant industry or academic experience. The candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively in team and matrix environments This lab-based position requires strong scientific background with primary cell cultures and technical experience with cellular/molecular biology and immunology assays (e.g. qRT-PCR, PCR, ELISA, RNA/DNA transfection, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry). Demonstrated experience: Primary cell culture Immunobiological assays Complex in-vitro and in vivo cell models 3-D cell culture Strong ability to communicate scientific concepts and complex data in a multidisciplinary team environment. Ability to innovate with regards to cell biology assay development and imaging and provide innovative solutions towards solving complex problems. Commitment to quality, attention to detail and team player mentality is a must. Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Protein Biochemist

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Sep 8, 2022
At Modern Meadow (MM) we are harnessing the power of design, biology and material science to produce high performing, sustainable, and scalable bio-based products. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to hire a bench level Scientist with expertise in protein purification and characterization. Responsibilities: Work within the biochemistry team to develop, and optimize downstream recovery and purification processes using a strong fundamental understanding of process and protein fundamentals. Independently, identify and develop procedures for purification of proteins from various organisms using a variety of methods, while continuously considering process scalability. Characterize proteins using a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques to improve recovery and purification processes by leveraging better understanding of relevant protein properties. Enjoys working at the bench for majority of the time and able to communicate scientific findings within cross-functional team meetings. Collaborate with the bioprocess engineering team to implement and scale-up the developed purification processes. Provide mentorship and knowledge to junior scientists and research associates and help them in developing and achieving project as well as career goals. Requirements: Strong scientific background in protein purification and characterization with hands-on laboratory experience in the biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins is required. Goal-oriented, highly adaptable and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment is required. Ability to think outside the box with regards to protein purification and provide innovative solutions towards solving complex purification, process and scaleup problems. Must have extensive experience with protein purification on column (SEC, IEC, HIC, Affinity etc.) as well as unconventional methods such as Aqueous Two-Phase Systems. Must have expertise in AKTA and similar purification systems. Is knowledgeable and has a good understanding of protein engineering and enzymology concepts, so that she/he is able to effectively work with our experts in those fields. Familiarity with high-throughput protein purification is a plus. Experience with process scale-up is a plus. Education Requirements : A PhD in Bioprocess Engineering/Biochemical Engineering with a focus on protein process development. A PhD in Biochemistry/Biophysics, with proven experience in process development (with relevant industry experience). Or related fields with relevant experience. Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

General Manager of Beauty & Wellness

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Aug 18, 2022
At Modern Meadow (MM) we are harnessing the power of design, biology and material science to produce high performing, sustainable, and scalable bio-based products. At the intersection of biotechnology and material science, we design solutions for the way we want the world to perform. We are pioneers of biofabrication, building with biology. Because we have introduced a more effective, more responsible, and readily available supply, we are shifting demand away from extractive practices and toward a sustainable bioeconomy. Reporting to the President and Chief Operating Officer Catherine Roggero - Lovisi, Modern Meadow’s General Manager will be a key strategic partner instrumental in building, leading and executing strategy, operations and sales for our Beauty and Wellness Business Unit. Responsibilities will include partner outreach, account management, strategic analysis, preparation of marketing and communication materials, attendance at industry events, and deal negotiation. Some international travel will be expected. Key Accountabilities: Develop business plans and pricing strategy for Bio-Coll@gen through B2B relationships Identify and build strategic customer engagements introduce our ingredients to new audiences and support business priorities Engage with partners and customers to provide best in class client services and account management Work with Senior Director of Communications to develop marketing communication plans, and to guide creative development related to claims, performance, and applications Develop a platform / ingredient-based business strategy to drive growth Launch new products supported by continued promotion and business plans Inform technical development and validate ROI for internal projects Perform economic analysis of potential ingredients and use this data to create ideas around positioning and go-to-market strategy Develop budget, execution and KPIs for all B2B initiatives Collaborate with R&D, manufacturers, and regulatory partners to ensure all products are compliant Requirements: 15+ years of related work experience in cosmetic ingredients, with a track record of launching active ingredients (especially biotech products and/or synthetic peptides) Business deal experience and enthusiasm for sales and account management. Experience in building out B2B strategy Experience with innovative communications campaign development Obsession with products, innovation, marketing, and delivering a best-in-class consumer experience Have the capability to translate market data into strategic ideas for business that highlights the unique opportunities of our protein development capabilities Relevant technical background and knowledge of key global regulatory topics pertaining to product approvals, licensing, and certifications Experience with sustainability metrics and certifications in product development, manufacturing, and distribution is a plus Motivated to deliver truly meaningful and impactful work and products to consumers and customers to create a lasting positive change in the industry Proven ability to drive, lead, and communicate change effectively in a fast-paced environment Strong leadership skills with a team-oriented and collaborative approach to work Ability to lead teams in a hybrid environment, ensuring optimal results regardless of location of the team Ability to travel at least 30% of the time Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Executive Assistant, Business Operations

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Aug 18, 2022
Modern Meadow is seeking an adaptable and highly organized Executive Assistant to support our Business Operations team. This role involves interacting with a variety of departments and serving as a Modern Meadow ambassador to a wide range of VIPs – customers, investors and internal stakeholders alike, working with information that is critical and confidential. We are looking for someone to take ownership, optimize impact, and maximize efficiency. This role will expect to partner with 3-4 stakeholders at any given time and will sit in our Nutley, NJ Headquarters. Responsibilities: Proactively plan and strategize a high volume of scheduling for both internal/external meetings and events for and across the broader Business Operations team. High focus on calendar management including preparation of objectives for meeting invites, research into participants, and materials. Prepare and coordinate documents, reports, presentations and other documents as needed. Supports all key commercial meetings by attending and taking detailed meeting notes while following up on action items as necessary. Manage and update CRM system for team including but not limited to contact management, pipeline, reporting as well as system upgrades and efficiency. Manage and oversee important communications by screening emails, flagging and tracking follow ups. Liaise with team members to handle requests and queries to help stakeholders and team process and prioritize key actions. Become familiar with organizational policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate decision-making protocols are followed. Process and review of monthly/ yearly expenses and expense reports. Point of contact for all commercial visitors and events including preparations of materials, catering/room set up in partnership with reception, transportation and any further on-site support for VIPs. Research and coordinate domestic/international travel utilizing the company’s travel system (AMEX GBT). Provides back up coverage support for other administrative roles as needed. Assist and participates in ad hoc projects, as needed, building cross-functional relationships with key partners in other departments. Requirements: Minimum of 2-4 years experience supporting senior level management in an administrative capacity Expert proficiency in MS Office (MS Office, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint, in particular) Able to understand assignments and complete them with little to no follow up from assigned leaders Ability to learn and wrangle technologies such as Teams, Hubspot, Zoom, and other applications as needed Experienced calendar manager who can make informed prioritization decisions Proven success in creating and maintaining filing systems and databases Critical thinker with meticulous attention to detail Able to be organized and innovative in ambiguous situations Resourceful and able to work collaboratively Excellent written and verbal skills with a strong sense of professionalism High level of integrity; ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion A professional who is comfortable working cross-functionally across all levels Flexible in style and able to able to adapt to situations in a fast-paced environment Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals A good decision maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm Ability to work a hybrid schedule with 2-3 days in the office, blended with remote work. A passion for sustainability is a plus! Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bioprocess Engineer, Technical Project Manager

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Jul 16, 2022
Here at Modern Meadow, we are harnessing the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce a range of bioproducts. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to hire highly motivated and experienced Bioprocess Engineer to join our biomedical research team. This individual will have an opportunity to join a newer project team and will be working with Modern Meadow's advanced application platforms for the improvement of human health and healing. Responsibilities: Work within the bioprocess team to develop a fundamental understanding of both the upstream and downstream process including laboratory proficiency of the fermentors, centrifuges, chromatography, and tangential flow filtration skids. Collaborate with process engineers, scientists, data scientist and coders on building out a data collection and management system which includes: Building out an ELN for USP and DSP Exporting data from LIMS/processing equipment and configuring the data into machine readable tables. Implementing custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets. Using software such as JMP or tableau to visualize data and provide reports to process engineers, scientists to help facilitate process optimization and development. Provide project management support on transferring and scaling up the technology from the Modern Meadow labs to an external CMO facility, which include: Preparing technology transfer documents together with SMEs Transferring information between the CMO and relevant SMEs Providing technical and data management support Coordinating shipments and processing requirements of all samples, cell banks, and final products Collaborate with the internal mammalian cell culture team as well as external testing labs to facilitate testing of the proteins produced through the bioprocess team/CMOs. Enjoys working with cross-functional teams and able to communicate results, conclusions, findings, and recommendations in team meetings. Provide mentorship, leadership, and knowledge to research associates and help them develop and achieve project/career goals. Requirements: A degree in Biochemical Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Biochemistry or related science with a focus on protein process development 3-5 years of relevant R&D experience with a Masters’/ Bachelor's degree 0-2 years of relevant R&D experience with a PhD degree Strong scientific background in process development Strong data science background Knowledge of global current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing – a PLUS Goal-oriented, highly adaptable, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment is required. Excellent communication and presentation skills. ​ Self-motivated, passionate, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. ​ Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Process Development Engineer

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Jun 17, 2022
Here at Modern Meadow, we are harnessing the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce a range of bioproducts. As we continue to grow we are seeking to hire a Process Development Engineer who can optimize processes and progressively scale the company’s processing technology from laboratory to production. Responsibilities: Drive innovation projects in materials business unit to unlock technology potential and lead product development activity by working with potential customers, partners, consultants and internal technical team members Develop new technology platforms or product concepts to offer unique solutions or address unmet needs in different application areas such as automotive, furniture and performance sports Collaborate with business development team and other stakeholders to scout different opportunity spaces and feed new ideas and projects into innovation pipeline Responsible for successful tech transfer, process optimization and setting up robust production process by working with production managers and personnel at production facilities Responsible for managing projects by maintaining good communication across all stakeholders, efficient resource management, optimal decision making and employing good risk mitigation strategies Be a strong technical consultant for other projects as they move towards later stages of commercialization in innovation process Provide engineering technical leadership for capital projects by providing PFDs, P&IDs and equipment functional specifications for different unit operations involved Perform technoeconomic analysis to guide the sponsoring team in making successful business choices for capital projects Anticipate the need to be cost competitive or resource competitive on existing products and technology platforms and work with internal stakeholders to initiate new projects and investments protecting the long term viability and enable Modern Meadow to dominate in certain market spaces Requirements: Bachelors or master’s degree in chemical engineering, material science, polymer chemistry and other relevant fields with 5-8 years of relevant experience in material companies addressing key markets such as automotive, performance sport and furniture or Ph.D in any of above mentioned areas with 2 years of industry experience Direct experience in optimizing and troubleshooting different production processes such as coatings, finishing and lamination for different application areas Experience with different textile constructions, fiber chemistries, finishing chemistries and exposure to most sustainable practices in the industry to improve the LCA impacts of the products is required Experience in experimental design/DOE, statistical analysis, and process optimization with experience with sheet extrusion and other polymer processing methods a plus Critical thinker, problem solver, innovator, eager to learn/question Ability to work in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing accuracy and quality of work Strong commitment to safety and provide safety leadership within the team Organized and detail oriented, particularly regarding maintaining records and documentation Strong team player and good interpersonal skills Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bioprocess Engineer

Full time role
Nutley, New Jersey
Jun 17, 2022
Here at Modern Meadow, we are harnessing the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce a range of bioproducts. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to hire highly motivated and experienced Bioprocess Engineer to join our biomedical research team. This individual will have an opportunity to join a newer project team and will be working with Modern Meadow's advanced application platforms for the improvement of human health and healing. Responsibilities: Work within the bioprocess team todevelop and optimize downstream purification processes using a strong fundamental understanding of scientific principles. Independently, identify and develop procedures for purification of proteins using a variety of methods, including chromatography, tangential flow filtration, centrifugation, enzymatic reactions, and protein precipitation, while continuously considering process scalability. Establish appropriate set-points and ranges for process parameters leading to robust and repeatable process performance. Analyzes and evaluates data to make sound conclusions. Collaborate with the Analytics team to identify suitable tools and methods for the characterization, detection, and/or quantification of critical quality attributes. Perform process scale-up using engineering principles and prepare technology transfer documents for pilot or clinical manufacturing. Enjoys working at the bench for majority of the time and able to communicate results, conclusions, and recommendations within cross-functional team meetings. Maintain accurate and complete records consistent with company policy and legal requirements. Provide mentorship, leadership, and knowledge to research associates and help them develop and achieve project/career goals. Requirements: A degree in Biochemical Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Biochemistry or related science with a focus on protein process development 3-5 years of relevant R&D experience with a Masters’/ Bachelor's degree 0-2 years of relevant R&D experience with a PhD degree Strong scientific background in protein purification and process development with extensive hands-on experience in downstream processing of biologics. Ability to lead the work of research associates, and independently lead research projects. Knowledge of global current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing – a PLUS Goal-oriented, highly adaptable, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment is required. Ability to think outside the box with regards to protein purification and provide innovative solutions towards solving complex purification, process and scaleup problems. Excellent communication and presentation skills. ​ Self-motivated, passionate, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. ​ ​Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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