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Scientist Synthetic Biology

Prolific Machines

Prolific Machines

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Prolific Machines is on a mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture. We believe that we have the only solution to make cultured meat at a price that is competitive with factory farming. We are looking for mission-driven, skilled, and kind people to help create the alternative we need to transition to a more sustainable and healthy future.

Diversity : We value diverse people, perspectives, and knowledge. To this end, we aim to foster a sense of belonging that enables everyone to bring their whole, authentic self to work everyday. We are committed to growing a diverse and inclusive team that encompasses all types of people. We believe this can only be achieved by acknowledging the ancestral, historic, and current systemic and communal inequities.

Role Description

We’re looking for a scientist with experience in the development and/or application of tools to control processes in mammalian cells such as cell signaling or gene expression.

The scientist will be part of the synthetic biology team and work closely with cell biology and bioprocessing to develop innovative solutions to grow and differentiate cells at scale. The cultured meat product you’ll help to bring about has the potential to feed the world’s growing demand for meat without destroying the climate!

Some Things About You

  • Enjoy both leading and carrying out independent projects and experimental work
  • Excited about working with interdisciplinary teams
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Eager to work in a high-growth, fast-paced, and dynamic startup environment
  • Comfortable pushing the boundaries of what is known to create innovative solutions

What you'll need to succeed

  • Experience in the development and/or application of tools to control processes in mammalian cells such as cell signaling or gene expression
  • PhD in synthetic biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, or another relevant discipline.
  • Experience with genetic engineering of mammalian cells and the design and cloning of plasmids
  • Experience with routine technologies for analysis of mammalian cells (e.g. flow cytometry, microscopy, qPCR)
  • Nice to have: Postdoctoral experience in industry or academia

Start Date: Flexible; within the next 3 months.

Salary range: $100,000 - $150,000

Location: The San Francisco Bay Area (Emeryville)

Benefits: Outstanding Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (including full spouse coverage), at least one all-expense-paid team holiday per year, flexibility in schedule and unlimited vacation days. Free lunch every day!

Evaluation : In lieu of the traditional application process of a CV and cover letter, we would rather give you an opportunity to tell us about yourself on your own terms by answering the below three questions. However, we do ask that it is concise (e.g less than 200 words for written answers).