Principal Scientist: Cell Culture Media & Scaling

Principal Scientist: Cell Culture Media & Scaling

Wild Type

San Francisco, CA, United States

About Us

Wild Type is creating better meat. We are using cellular agriculture technologies to address the most pressing challenges of our generation: climate change, food security, and health. We are looking for committed scientists to fundamentally redefine how the world sources healthy and delicious meat. We invite you to join our founding team and transform our food system for good.

About the job

  • Lead our cell culture media development team to push the boundaries of traditional media formulations for food-related species
  • Partner with co-founders to define relevant scientific strategies
  • Develop, characterize, and validate novel formulations of cell culture media
  • Design production and manufacturing process to assist in scaling
  • Explore and lead external research collaborations
  • Design and execute scientific experiments
  • Create high-throughput systems for alternative media screening

About you

  • Mission-driven, creative, and entrepreneurial
  • At least two years of hands-on experience in developing and commercializing xeno-free, serum-free, chemically-defined, custom, or basal cell culture media
  • PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, or related field
  • Familiarity with statistical design / design of experiments
  • Ability to work independently in experiment planning, design, execution, optimization, data analysis, interpretation, and communication
  • A strong record of productivity with impactful scientific publications and a track record of effective collaboration in complex projects
  • Preferred, but not required: expertise with cell metabolism, recombinant protein expression and purification, molecular biology (PCR, Western blotting, cloning, cellular transfection/transduction, and gene editing), design of experiments, upstream process development/ bioprocess engineering experience, and flow cytometry

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Principal Scientist: Cell Culture Media & Scaling