Sensory Technician

Berkeley, CA
10 days ago
Full time role


Memphis Meats

Berkeley, CA, USA

Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals. At Memphis Meats, our mission is to ...

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Job Description

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.

Memphis Meats

Berkeley, CA, USA

Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals. At Memphis Meats, our mission is to ...

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