Research Associate II: Cell Culture at Finless Foods
At Finless Foods, our mission is simple – we want to create a future for seafood where the ocean thrives. We work toward this every day by creating delicious, alternative seafood products that help you satisfy your cravings, without bait or a hook. We are using ground-breaking (or rather ocean-breaking) plant and cell culture technology to revolutionize the way the world sources delicious and sustainable food. Good for us. Good for the ocean.
These are our values:
- Be driven to create a future for seafood where the ocean thrives
- Produce safe, healthy, and great-tasting food
- Urgently commit to a flourishing ocean and waterways
- Respect coastal communities and their relationship with the ocean
- Foster a diverse culture of people and knowledge
- Believe people want to help and that we can offer them a helping hand.
At Finless Foods, we are passionate about supporting our employees’ growth, both personally and professionally. We want you to be proud of having ‘Finless Foods’ on your resume and we want you to be a key part of making Finless’ amazing culture what it is.
- Emotional intelligence – The ability to be both self and socially aware and to effectively manage yourself and your social relationships, including your Finless teammates
- Building trust through transparency – The ability to communicate by leading with transparency and honesty, even when it’s difficult
- Proactively supporting your teammates – The ability to identify and proactively offer support to your teammates (because we succeed together)
- Looking for opportunities in failure – The ability to frame failures as learnings and growth opportunities, because this is the building block of success
At Finless, we integrate these values on a daily basis, and they also are a core part of our annual individual and team evaluations. We’re looking for individuals who will take these to heart as much as we do.
As a Research Associate II, you will be responsible for running cell culture processes and performing cell characterization and differentiation assays. You will collaborate with the members of the cellular biology team. The successful candidate will utilize their knowledge in cell culture techniques, cell line maintenance, and histological and molecular assays. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.
As the Research Associate II you will be responsible for:
- Perform cell culture techniques, including routine cell maintenance and growth
- Research and implementation of new assays for cell characterization, such as PCR, Immunocytochemistry, Western Blot, Flow cytometry
- Isolation and maintenance of new cultures isolated from animal sources
- DOEs and high-throughput experiments for cell differentiation medium optimization
- Analysis and interpretation of the data, presentation of findings to the supervisor, and suggestion of follow-up experiments
- Communicate effectively and present work-related results to supervisor, project teams and all functional groups
- Flexibility and willingness to expand skill set and responsibilities
Experience, Skills, and Attributes
- BS in cell biology or related field with 3+ years of experience, or MS in cell biology
- Experience in routine cell culture techniques
- Experience in maintenance of a variety of cell lines
- Familiar with standard cell proliferation, viability, and differentiation assays
- Experience in cell characterization assays such as Immunocytochemistry, Western Blot, PCR
- Experience in molecular biology is desirable
- Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail-oriented
- Familiarity with MS Office and statistical analysis software is desirable
- Excellent communication skills, written and oral in English
- Strong technical background and work ethic
- Great team player with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
- Mission-driven and self-motivated, with excellent organization and time-management skills
- Competitive salary with the industry – Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance
- Unlimited PTO
- Flexible Schedule
- Medical, dental & vision
- Access to well-being tools and development opportunities
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.
- In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
- Be part of the change for a better world
Work Environment/Physical Demands
This position involves working primarily in a laboratory setting. As such this position requires the ability to stand or sit at the bench, the ability to lift laboratory equipment up to 40 lbs, the use of standard laboratory equipment as well as computers and office equipment. The position requires communication with other individuals through a variety of methods.