San Francisco, CA
Mission Barns is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people are pioneering the future of food. We are scaling up and optimizing our process to provide sustainable, safe, and humane meat products to the world.
We are a venture-backed startup with decades of experience in cell biology, tissue engineering, media development, food science, bioreactor design, and more. We’re united by our collective drive to solve difficult problems, ask tough questions, and apply cutting-edge science and engineering. At Mission Barns, you’ll have the freedom to dream big and do the best work of your life.
As the Lead Scientist of Cell Line Derivation and Optimization at Mission Barns, you will be building and coordinating a team of scientists and research associates to derive cell populations from animal tissue and optimize their key performance parameters for animal fat production. Candidates are expected to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and expertise in cell biology and cell line development, as well as team management skills. This role will be required to independently lead and deliver individual projects and manage direct reports’ goals and schedule. You and your team will collaborate with colleagues across functions within the company to advance our mission. Title and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience.
San Francisco, CA – 100% Onsite
Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, 401k, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows
Leading the isolation, selection, engineering, and characterization of cell lines used in production of animal fat cells and tissue
Building and managing the cell line derivation and optimization team
Aligning with senior leadership to implement critical decisions
Planning and executing scientific workflows based on company objectives
Conducting rigorous experimental design, documentation, and data analysis
Concise and effective reporting and presentation of data
Providing creative solutions and demonstrate critical thinking
Leading and collaborating with team members to support upstream and downstream work
Ph.D in Biological Sciences/Engineering or 7+ years of Biological industry experience is required. Advanced degree and industry experience is strongly preferred.
Expertise in cell culture of primary cells including cell isolation, cell characterization and cell engineering
Deep knowledge in cell biology and biological sciences
Experience in team management is strongly preferred
Strong track record of peer-reviewed papers is preferred
Scientific rigor towards continuous improvement of cell culture technologies
Adaptability and flexibility in a fast-paced startup environment
Eager to learn, grow, and contribute
Excellent communication skills and presentation skills
Attitudinally constructive and positive
Passionate about and/or intellectually interested in the technology and/or mission
Full Time Exempt employees enjoy 99% coverage for medical, dental and vision benefits, pre-tax benefits, a 401K, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, a dog and pig friendly office, a brand new state of the art office close to 101, I-80, walking distance to public transit (BART, MUNI, SamTrans), an unlimited supply of snacks, flavored waters, coffee, tea and ample career advancement as the company grows.
Mission Barns is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.