IPSC and tissue engineering scientist
South-Holland, The Netherlands
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 ground-breaking 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.
About the role
As our iPSC scientist you will work with our patented animal cell lines, that are specially made to perform optimally for cell-based-meat production.
The role of iPSC scientist is hands-on, lab based and you will be at the forefront of this new emerging field. Together with our scaling and engineering experts you will develop a semi-automated tissue engineering production line, focused on delivering our demo production facility.
As iPSC scientist you will design, execute and plan experiments, aimed at making our production process more cost efficient. For example, you will develop specialized procedures for iPSC culturing and differentiation, define optimal scaffold characteristics for our cells, and support in tissue culture development.
You have excellent communication skills, strong experiment design, planning, execution capabilities, and enjoy working in a small highly motivated team.
Master or PhD, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering or related field
Substantial experience developing, growing, maintaining and differentiating iPS cells is an absolute must
Molecular and cellular techniques such as cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry and western blot
3D tissue engineering, culture media development and/or scaffold development are a plus
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for this vacancy 15th of February 2019.