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Engineer/Scientist – Cell Culture Process Development 113 views

San Francisco, CA

About Us
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 a Cell Culture Process Development Engineer/Scientist, you will develop the basis for a robust, efficient, large-scale cell culture platform. You will work alongside multiple teams in R&D to develop experimental designs and establish the bioprocess design and variable space. This role will also be expected to scale up our process to large scale bioreactors, so that we can meet our production targets.


  • Full-time, exempt
  • Onsite (not remote) in San Francisco, CA
  • Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, 401k, stock options, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.
  • Responsibilities

  • DoE process development/optimization to facilitate robust cell expansion
  • Media batching, inoculation, culture, and harvest of bioreactors
  • Design, development, and operation of fed-batch and perfusion processes
  • Operation and maintenance of process monitoring/analysis equipment like biochemical analyzers
  • Author Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Batch Production Records (BPRs), and other quality/R&D documentation as needed
  • Experimental design and analysis of experimental data.  This role will be expected to present experimental summaries, conclusions, and next stage experiments to senior leadership and team members.
  • About you

  • B.S. in Biological or Chemical Science/Engineering with 5+ years of industry experience. Advanced degree and industry experience is preferred.
  • Experience with serum-free media development and optimization
  • Experience with batch and fed-batch cell culture
  • Tech transfer experience is preferred
  • Proficiency with metabolic flux analysis is a plus
  • Experience with scale-down model development, predictive modeling, and model validation is a plus
  • Experience with development of an intensified and/or continuous process is a plus
  • Full Time Exempt employees enjoy 99% coverage for medical, dental and vision benefits, commuter 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.

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    • Company Address 2618 8th St Berkeley, CA 94710
    • City Berkeley
    • Location California
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