Senior Scientist - Cell Line Development
Do you want the same as we do?
Would you like to be a crucial part of bringing cultured meat to market, having a massive positive impact on the world?
Would you love to collaborate with an international team of world-class scientists and engineers in a fast-paced and exciting start-up environment?
Do you want to develop your expertise in a range of different cell and molecular biology techniques?
What is the purpose of your role?
Design and create optimised cell lines for the study and production of cultured meat.
What are your key responsibilities?
Design, establish and characterise new cell line models for the purpose of studying bovine skeletal muscle and fat formation.
Design and create cell lines that represent starting material for cultured meat production.
Contribute new ideas, techniques and approaches for cell line development and optimisation.
Help determine goals and priorities for the Cell Line Development team.
What else will you do?
Document, analyse and present experimental results in various formats, and to various audiences.
Identify opportunities for internal collaborations using Cell Line Development tools and techniques.
Supervise more junior members of the team with respect to experiment planning and execution.
Attend scientific conferences and meetings to collect feedback on current approaches and generate ideas for new ones.
Assist in the smooth and safe day-to-day running of the laboratory, including adherence to ML2-level protocol
What are we looking for?
PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant biological or biomedical subject (essential).
Strong background in cell biology, and mammalian cell culture in particular (essential). No prior experience with muscle, fat or bovine cells is required.
Expertise with a range of molecular biology tools, such as vector design, molecular cloning, transfection and generation of stable cell lines (essential).
Experience with cutting edge genome editing and other CRISPR/Cas technologies (highly desirable).
A strong desire to master new techniques and introduce them to the lab.
Passionate about our mission, and excited about working in a commercial start-up environment.
A hardworking, organised and dedicated team-player.
Good verbal and written communication skills (minimum B2 level English).
Ability to commence soon (desirable).
Permission to work in the EU (desirable).
What can you expect from us?
We are a medium-sized team working on an innovation that we believe will have a huge global impact. As part of this exciting project, you will get to:
- Enjoy an enterprising work culture in an international environment.
- Work at the interface of R&D and Production, combining science with a clear commercial goal.
- Have access to fundamental training and be part of our continuous learning culture.
- Work in the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht.
- Enjoy flexible working hours (a limited amount of weekend work is to be expected).
- Enjoy 25 days of paid leave per year.
- As part of a competitive remuneration package, receive a bonus plan similar to stock options (called Stock Appreciation Rights - SARs).
We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit your application by 24th March, we will be in touch with you shortly after that date! All applications received before the deadline will be considered equally. If you have any questions, you can reach out to our Head of Cell Biology, Dr. Joshua Flack (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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