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Senior Scientist- Skeletal Muscle Technology

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson

San Leandro, CA

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At the forefront of farming and food, Memphis Meats is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. Memphis Meats is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world.

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The Skeletal Muscle Technology team will lead in the implementation of the skeletal muscle manufacturing program within Memphis Meats. Aims of this program are to establish protocols to increase the percent composition and maturation of the skeletal muscle lineage within our developmental pipeline. This position will focus across skeletal muscle parameters, including, but not limited to, cell characterization, enrichment, proliferation, lineage specification, terminal differentiation and hypertrophy. To achieve these aims, this role will screen characterized cell populations from target species, develop custom culture media and explore novel culture environments. Once established, this position will facilitate the integration of protocols established into downstream process development.

Duties Include

Protocol Design for Cell Purification and Enrichment

Characterization of Cell Populations

Comparative Assessment of Cell Performance

Development and Optimization of Cultivation Protocols for Process Targets

Translating Protocols Across Species

Downstream Integration of Validated Protocols

Analysis, Compilation and Presentation of Data

About you

Relevant Cell Biology Ph.D. With One or More Years of Postdoctoral Experience

A Strong Personal Leadership Proficiency Required

Demonstrated Expertise in Skeletal Muscle Development and its Effectors

Proficiency in a Broad Set of Cell Biology Techniques Such as Flow Cytometry, Magnetic Bead Separation, Proliferation Assays, Protein Assays, Western Blotting, ELISA, Immunostaining, qPCR, and Calcium Imaging

Memphis Meats is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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DFJ backs extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. DFJ is a venture capital firm that was founded in 1985. DFJ has backed more than 400 companies in enterprise, software, mobile, cleantech, energy, health care, and other disruptive categories. DFJ's team operates across the globe and specializes in many industries and geographies. DFJ works with companies in seed, early, and growth stages

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