Media Development Senior Scientist

We are on a mission to bring tasty, safe, sustainable cultured meat to the world.

Gourmey is France’s pioneering cultivated meat company. We create delicious and sustainable restaurant-grade meats directly from animal cells.

As our media development scientist, your mission will be to develop and optimize a performant, cost-efficient and food-compatible cell culture medium together with leading the media projects inside Gourmey.

What you will be doing

  • Lead the development of animal cell culture media that are food-grade and economically viable.
  • Assess and communicate all findings for the progression - you will make the decisions on what comes next.
  • Establish and nurture relevant partnerships with external stakeholders (eg. ingredient and media suppliers) to achieve our goals.
  • Summarise and communicate experiment results in meetings, presentations and written reports.
  • Coordinate and supervise a team of scientists, engineers and technicians and support their career development.


  • MSc/PhD degree in biotechnology, chemical engineering, bioprocess development or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience in a biotech company, working on the development of a growth medium for cell culture
  • Proficient and hands-on experience on:
  • Animal cell culture and metabolic pathways
  • DoE and statistical analysis
  • Development of cell-culture media formulations
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment at various levels and familiarity with biological, analytical & quantification methods.
  • Experience with statistical software like JMP, Minitab, Simca, etc. is desirable.
  • Passionate about Gourmey’s mission to bring to market delicious and sustainable foods through innovation.
  • Enthusiastic, with a strong work ethic and self-motivation; a sense of ownership and responsibility to drive outcomes. A positive, can-do attitude.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken. We are an international team, no need to speak French!


What we offer

  • A competitive salary and participation in Gourmey’s ESOP (Employee stock option plan).
  • Plenty of room for personal and professional development in a fast growing startup, building the future of food through cutting edge technologies and entering its next phase of growth.
  • A dynamic, caring company culture and a fantastic work environment - labs located in the very heart of Paris.

The Details

Research & Development

About the Company


Creating sustainable cultivated meat for an uncompromising and conscious generation.

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