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Senior Scientist – Adipose Biology 129 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 member of our Cell Line Development team, this person will contribute to and/or lead Mission Barns’ adipose biology research. They will collaborate with colleagues both within and across teams to advance our mission to produce safe, humane, and sustainable cell-based fat. This role is ripe for innovation and discovery, with responsibilities encompassing conceptualization, experimental design, execution, documentation, synthesis, and communication of research findings on adipogenesis and adipocyte differentiation. Title and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience. 


  • Full-time, exempt
  • 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

  • Contribute to and/or lead Mission Barns R&D efforts to optimize adipocyte differentiation
  • Identify novel directions to expand adipose research at Mission Barns
  • Meet company objectives for development of adipocytes and adipose tissue
  • Design, execute, interpret experiments and present data 
  • Provide creative solutions and demonstrate critical thinking
  • Serve as an internal expert on adipocyte biology and cell biology
  • Collaborate with team members to support upstream and downstream work
  • About you

  • Ph.D. in cell biology, physiology, developmental biology, regenerative medicine, bioengineering or related discipline with a demonstrated focus on adipocyte biology and/or adipose tissue engineering. 2+ years of postdoc training is highly preferred.
  • Deep knowledge in adipogenesis, adipocyte differentiation, and stem cell biology
  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed papers
  • Industrial and/or startup experience preferred but not required
  • Prior leadership experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills
  • Scientific rigor towards continuous improvement of the state of art of adipose research at Mission Barns
  • Ability to show adaptability and flexibility  in a fast-paced startup environment
  • 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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