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Bioprocess Engineer- Cell Based Meat

Employer
Omeat
Location
California, Kentucky, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 28, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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About Us
Who doesn't love meat? Summer BBQs and friends around the campfire enjoying a succulent, delicious burger, packed with protein. Yep, meat rocks. The only problem is meat comes with baggage-greenhouse gasses, environmental degradation, nutritional concerns, and the welfare of animals. But what if the meat we love could be a force for good, helping to reverse these challenges?

Omeat's mission is to pioneer game-changing solutions to the health, environmental, and animal-welfare challenges posed by animal agriculture. We're developing a scalable approach to producing cultured meat - meat grown from cells, outside the animal -- that's every bit as delicious and nourishing as conventional meat.

We are led by Ali Khademhosseini, one of the top tissue engineers in the world, previously at Harvard and MIT for 16 years. We're looking for team members who want to change history. Fellow visionaries ready to sink their teeth into one of the greatest challenges humanity faces, creating a new future -- a future full of hope with clear-running streams, teeming oceans, thriving wildlife, and healthy communities. Are you in?

Job Summary:
The Bioprocess Development Scientist's primary focus is maintaining and operationalizing our machinery and science for production. You are an expert in the understanding of manufacturing practices in GMP pharma or food industry facilities.

Key Objectives for this role:

* Adhere to and model lab safety and sanitation best practices at all times.
* Ensure supply collections meet production demands.
* Oversee and Implement regenerative farming practices.
* Oversee and enhance animal welfare practices.
* Liaise with industry experts and organizations to learn, share Omeat's story, build relationships, and establish partnerships.
* Lead internal training for all Omeat employees on regenerative farming and animal welfare.
* Create, establish and achieve performance goals and objectives for quality, consistency, process efficiency, and optimization for agricultural and animal welfare and provide information and reporting as needed regarding operations and farm performance.
* Maintain accurate, thorough reporting through cloud-based software tool(s).
* Executes batch production with the assistance of senior team members
* Assists with troubleshooting and repairing equipment in the facility
* Routinely work with large-scale manufacturing equipment using CIP and SIP operations

Experience and Skills:

* Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering
* Must be proactive and have strong attention to detail
* Self-starter with a strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment
* Must be able to read, write, and speak English
* Literacy in MS Office (Word, PPT, Excel) and Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Slides)
* Must maintain a safety-first attitude and work in all required PPE
* Preparation of cell-culture media.
* Cell culture material cleaning, sterilization, and organization.
* Ensure the site is clean, and organized, and follows good operating practices (waste handling, correct potential safety issues, etc.).
* Physical Requirements:

* Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds or less independently.
* Perform physical labor for extended periods of time (standing, walking, etc) in a cool, sterile environment and work with machines that fluctuate in temperatures.

Schedule / Work Location:

* The role may start as remote and then transition to local.
* Flexible schedule while working an expected 40+ hours/week.

Benefits:

* Complete health insurance, medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k, and maternity leave.

Qualifications

* Must be able to bend, stand with no restrictions and lift 25lbs.
* Not required, but a bonus, if you have sanitation experience in food manufacturing.
* Knowledge of animal cell culture and bacterial culture and biological assays is a plus.
* Ability to communicate technical information explicitly.
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