Bioprocess Development Specialist

Leiden, The Netherlands

About Meatable

We are on a mission to make 100% real, delicious meat, without the negative impact on our climate and the need to raise and slaughter animals.

The Meatable approach for creating ‘cell-based’ meat is based on groundbreaking proprietary technology that was developed at The University of Cambridge and allows us to turn induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) into muscle and fat cells, creating 100% real, delicious, guilt free meat. We use IPSCs because they have amazing benefits that enable affordable, at scale production (e.g. they are pluripotent, grow completely serum free, have unlimited proliferation capacity and can grow in suspension). With our technology, scalable cell-based meat production is becoming a reality.

We are a young and fast-growing company and are entering our next wave of growth. Given our size, new team members will be a huge part of our motivated multidisciplinary team. Our culture encourages everybody on the team to actively shape their position and we provide ample opportunities for personal and professional growth – for this role, for example, you will work very closely with our Head Scientist.

About the role

Establishing a highly effective bioprocess will be crucial in realizing a cost-effective meat production process and hence will be a key part towards realizing our vision.

To optimize our bioprocess design, we are now looking for a specialist with experience in bioprocess development and scale-up. You will be responsible for the design and optimization of cell culturing processes and testing and validating scalable bioreactor technologies. You will be contributing hands-on to identify the most suitable and robust bioreactor platforms to produce cell-based meat. You have strong working knowledge of bioreactor hardware, automation and design, data capture and analysis.

Your qualifications

  • Master or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering or related field.

  • Hands-on experience with culturing mammalian cells in bioreactors (iPSCs is a plus).

  • Experience with bioprocess development, ideally up to manufacturing.

  • Thorough scientific understanding of current bioreactor technologies, as well as the ability to explore, develop, and design new approaches to further advance innovative bioreactor technologies.

What Meatable offers

  • A competitive salary

  • Participation in our employee stock option plan

  • A dynamic work environment in a new exciting field using cutting edge technologies, working with the leaders in the field

  • A caring culture with strong emphasis on team performance and personal development

If you are interested or want to learn more, please contact careers@meatable.com. The closing date for this vacancy 1st of December 2018.