Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals. At Memphis Meats, our mission is to ...View Company Profile
Based in Berkeley, CA, UPSIDE Foods grows meat, poultry, and seafood directly from animal cells. These products are not vegan or vegetarian—they are delicious meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter billions of animals. UPSIDE Foods recently became the first company in the world to receive the US FDA greenlight for cultivated meat, and UPSIDE’s cultivated chicken will be available to consumers following USDA inspection and label approval.
Founded as the world’s first cultivated meat company in 2015, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) has achieved numerous industry-defining milestones, including being the first company to produce multiple species of meat (beef, chicken, and duck). The company believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between the foods they love and a thriving planet, and is working to build a better food system with access to delicious, humane, and sustainable meat, poultry, and seafood. UPSIDE Foods has won various industry awards, including New York Times’ Good Tech Awards, FastCo’s Next Big Thing in Tech, and the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources. UPSIDE Foods has raised a total of $608 million, including from the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG), Baillie Gifford, Bill Gates, Cargill, John Doerr, John Mackey, Kimbal and Christiana Musk, Norwest, Richard Branson, Softbank, Temasek, Threshold, Tyson Foods, and others.
About this job
The Director, Applications will lead the development of new ingredients and formulation delivery technologies with the main focus on cultivated meat product development. This individual will investigate and assess new ingredients, tools and delivery technologies; collaborate with cross functional teams and external partners in evaluation and design; and lead overall long term applications innovation strategy towards improving the functionality of UPSIDE cultivated meat. This individual will partner with ingredient discovery, consumer sensory insights, product and commercialization teams to evaluate new processing and formulation technologies that bring consumer delight to our cultivated meat. You should be capable and excel at designing, troubleshooting, and executing experiments while employing critical thinking and organizational skills throughout the scientific process. The ideal candidate will keep abreast of ingredients and new delivery technologies and constantly look for new ways to leverage ingredients, with a scalability and consumer oriented mindset.
Who you’ll work with
Key Contributions in First Year
Compensation Range: $126,750 - $230,000*
*Pay may vary depending on factors including job-related knowledge and skills.
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.