Sr Scientist - Cell Biology

What we're looking for

Evolved is hiring a Lead Cell Biologist to spearhead our development of commercial cultivated meat products. Our ideal candidate is an ambitious scientist who is excited for the opportunity to work at an early stage company. The ideal candidate will work well independently but is also a leader invested in the growth of the team and company. This position will have ample opportunity for career advancement within a fast growing industry.


  • Establish and manage cell banks, formulate serum- and xeno-free media for expansion and differentiation of these cells and find innovative ways of replacing costly media components
  • Develop a rapid cycle of experiment design, execution, and subsequent iteration. Author technical reports, protocols, SOPs, and other key documents for these experiments
  • Perform data analysis and present results, conclusions, and future plans to leadership and other team members
  • Contribute intellectually to research strategy and company IP while working collaboratively and cross-functionally on multiple projects with colleagues in other areas to meet team and company goals
  • Supervise technicians & junior scientists

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in microbiology, cellular biology or equivalent discipline
  • Experience with eukaryotic cell culture and good understanding topics such as proliferation, differentiation, and regulation of gene and protein expression
  • Creative problem solver able to troubleshoot technical challenges and able to efficiently design and execute experiments with minimal supervision
  • Experience with statistical analysis of experimental data
  • Positive attitude with a growth mindset and an ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Able to maintain a positive approach to challenges, champions new ideas and initiatives, brings out and utilizes others' creativity to improve team performance
  • A hardworking, organized and dedicated team-player with good communication skills
  • Methodical attention to detail and documentation
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic startup environment
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written

Preferred  Qualifications

  • Experience culturing a variety of eukaryotic cell types including skeletal muscle and adipocyte, as well as iPSCs
  • Experience with cell-based assays, ELISA, PCR/qPCR, flow cytometry, RNA/DNA and protein handling
  • Experience in cell culture media development and optimization
  • Programming experience and familiarity with computational modeling in biological systems
  • Experience writing and filing patent applications
  • Experience with scaling up eukaryotic cell production using bioreactors
  • Experience analyzing Omics data (genomics, proteomics, etc.)


  • A competitive salary and participation in Evolved Meats' employee stock option plan
  • Competitive benefits with medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Flexible holiday and vacation time
  • Significant opportunity for personal and professional growth by working in a fast moving startup with cutting edge technology that is building the future of sustainable food
  • A caring company culture within a fantastic work environment

How to Apply

Please email your CV to and put the job title in your subject line.

The Details

Research & Development

About the Company

Evolved Meats

Creating meat directly from animal cells.

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