Senior Research Associate

Modern Meadow

Here at Modern Meadow we are harnessing the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce biofabricated leather materials. Applying the latest tools of biotechnology, we are creating a new type of materials company. As we continue to grow we are seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate for our Cell Engineering/High-throughput screening team.


- Master’s or Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology or Biochemistry.

- A foundation of basic scientific and analytical principles obtained through academic training and/or industrial experience.

- Strong fundamental understanding of Molecular Biology, Synthetic/Chemical Biology and Biochemistry (i.e., cell culturing, PCR, Western Blotting, ELISA-like immunoassays, in-vitro screening, protein purification).

- Possesses good organizational, communication, analytical, computer, and technical writing skills.

- High degree of personal accountability, with the ability to work independently and deliver results within project specific timelines.

- Self-motivated, passionate about your work, and enthusiastic about contributing to building a positive team spirit.


- Executes experiments independently or as directed by the supervisor in a timely fashion and communicates results within a multi-disciplinary team.

- Effectively troubleshoots experiments to allow for appropriate interpretation and generation of high-quality data.

- Applies relevant scientific principles, techniques and instrumentation to research problems.

- Analyzes and interprets data to determine relevant next steps and critically discusses experiments and results.

- Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought, and ability to collaborate with others on cross functional teams in a fast-paced, matrixed environment consisting of internal and external team members.

- Possesses knowledge and experience in the areas of protein/protein interactions, enzymology, vector manipulation, high-throughput screening campaigns.

- Keeps up with the latest scientific and engineering developments by reading the current literature and attending conferences.

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other scientific software used to design and analyze biological data like JMP, Vector NTI, and Spotfire.

- Complies and contributes to all safety requirements and to lab equipment maintenance to help create a safe, effective and efficient working environment.

- Maintains detailed, up to date, and witnessed laboratory notebooks.

Sounds interesting?