We are currently looking for a junior technician to join our team of Cell Biologists and Biomaterial Scientists. As a member of our friendly and very dedicated team, you will do cell culture, carry out culture of 3D muscle tissue constructs, use western blotting and qPCR for the evaluation of maturation of cultured meat.
Be a crucial part of bringing cultured meat to market, having a massive positive impact on the world.
Collaborate with a friendly, international team of world-class scientists and engineers in a fast-paced and exciting start-up environment.
Gain experience and expertise in a range of different tissue engineering, cell and molecular biology techniques.
Develop and hone your skills of scientific thinking and analysis.
Carry culture of bovine muscle stem cells to perform experiments in 2D and in various 3D culture settings.
Design and perform experiments related to the increase of muscle-related gene and protein expression and maturation of organoid constructs in collaboration with other team members.
Collect, analyse, and learn to interpret experimental data.
Assist in the smooth day-to-day running of the laboratory by preparing aliquots, taking care of the general order and equipment in a proactive and self-motivated manner
Bachelors or Master’s degree in a (cell) biological, biomedical or biotechnology subject, including prior laboratory experience. Candidates with PhD or equal education will not be considered for the role.
At least 1-3 years of experience as a technician either in private setting or university (desirable).
Experience with cell culture and aseptic technique (essential), although no specific knowledge of bovine, muscle cell culture is required.
Experience with some standard molecular biology techniques, e.g. a selection of PCR, PAGE, western blotting, (essential).
Experience or interest in stem cell biology (essential).
Experience with biomaterials and tissue engineering (desirable).
Passionate about our mission, and excited about working in a commercial start-up environment.
A hardworking, organised and dedicated team-player.
Good verbal and written communication skills (minimum B2 level English).
We are a small team working on an innovation that we believe will have a huge global impact. As part of this exciting project, we promise that you will get to:
- Enjoy an enterprising work culture with lots of freedom in your projects.
- Combine science with a commercial goal.
- Enjoy 25 days of paid leave per year.
- Work in the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht.
- Enjoy flexible working hours.
- Receive shares in the company (on top of competitive remuneration).
In case you have any questions you can contact our Team Lead of the Muscle team Arin Dogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit an application by 28 February, and we will be in touch with you shortly.