Research Associate - Food Science

Location: San Francisco, CA

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

  • Design and execute culinary and scientific experiments in a small team

  • Perform standard protein, carbohydrate, and lipid assays

  • Prepare prototype samples for presentation and sensory testing

  • Test novel ingredients, preparations, and production methods

  • Work with our tissue engineering team to push the boundaries of traditional cell propagation and differentiation methodologies to larger 3D environments

About you

  • Mission-driven, resourceful, creative, positive disposition, and entrepreneurial

  • Ability to move projects forward in the face of continuously evolving priorities and timelines

  • Contribute to an environment of scientific curiosity, promoting the exchange of ideas

  • BA/BS or MS in food sciences, materials science, chemistry, polymer chemistry, or related field

  • Good understanding of protein behaviors in foods; fats and oils chemistry a plus

  • Preferred, but not required: knowledge of food processing technology, food cost and scaling, food sensory properties analyses, ingredient regulatory framework, and food storage and packaging

  • Preferred, but not required: standard protein and small molecule separation and characterization techniques (e.g., SDS-PAGE, capillary electrophoresis, enzymology, NMR, FITR, CD, UV/Vis/Fluorescence spectroscopy, HPLC, LC/GC-MS)


Research Associate - Upstream Bioprocess Development

Location: San Francisco, CA

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 team and transform our food system for good.

About the job

  • Work with our cell culture media & process development team to improve cell manufacturing processes

  • Operate and maintain bioreactors

  • Troubleshoot and optimize key process parameters to improve production efficiency

  • Monitor processes and prepare samples for downstream analyses

  • Design and test novel cell culture media formulations

  • Perform tissue culture work, including cell line maintenance, characterization, and expansion

  • Maintain accurate experimental records

About you

  • BS or MS in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical, or Biochemical Engineering with 2+ years of process development experience; prior experience in biotechnology/bio-pharmaceutical industry is a plus

  • Hands-on experience in operating bioreactors

  • Ability to work independently in experiment planning, design, execution, optimization, data analysis, interpretation, and communication

  • Excellent organizational, communication skills and a track record of effective collaboration in complex projects

  • Mission-driven, creative, and entrepreneurial

Wild Type is committed to building a diverse workplace spanning multiple dimensions including race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, and veteran status.


Please send cover letter and CV here.