MSAT Process Scale Up Intern
Based in Berkeley, CA, UPSIDE Foods grows meat, poultry, and seafood directly from animal cells. These products are not vegan or vegetarian—they are delicious meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter billions of animals. UPSIDE Foods recently became the first company in the world to receive the US FDA greenlight for cultivated meat, and UPSIDE’s cultivated chicken will be available to consumers following USDA inspection and label approval.
Founded as the world’s first cultivated meat company in 2015, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) has achieved numerous industry-defining milestones, including being the first company to produce multiple species of meat (beef, chicken, and duck). The company believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between the foods they love and a thriving planet, and is working to build a better food system with access to delicious, humane, and sustainable meat, poultry, and seafood. UPSIDE Foods has won various industry awards, including New York Times’ Good Tech Awards, FastCo’s Next Big Thing in Tech, and the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources. UPSIDE Foods has raised a total of $608 million, including from the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG), Baillie Gifford, Bill Gates, Cargill, John Doerr, John Mackey, Kimbal and Christiana Musk, Norwest, Richard Branson, Softbank, Temasek, Threshold, Tyson Foods, and others.
About this internship
UPSIDE has grown fast over the last two years, and the momentum continues! As our journey continues the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) team is dedicated to scale up and process robustness! We are looking for an intern who will help us characterize a critical part of our process, along with getting to know every step of the process. As the intern on this project, you will work with a diverse team of technical experts to test cell culture equipment, range process parameters and assess cell function in a series of statistically driven experiments to deliver a qualified seed train process in support of our launch of a cultivated meat product.
- Aseptic cell culture
- Operation of analytical equipment (ex: Beckman ViCell and NovaFlex2)
- Data analysis (experience with or willingness to learn JMP is a plus)
- Technical presentations at weekly group meetings
- Updating technical documents with new best practices
- Weekend work as needed
- Junior/Senior Undergrad or Masters student or Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology or related field
- Aseptic technique experience
- Able to work independently and in a team environment
Who you’ll work with
- This role will report directly to the MSAT Sr. Scientist and work side by side by with the MSAT Research Associates and Process Development team
Length of internship
- 10-12 weeks
Compensation Range: $25/hr-$28/hr*
*Pay may vary depending on factors including job-related knowledge and skills.