Senior Scientist - Large Scale Cell Production

We're working on a challenging and incredibly exciting mission: to bring cultured meat to market. To do this, a crucial part is developing food-safe microcarriers and scaffolds to support industrial-scale cell production.

Our Large Scale Cell Production team is currently looking for a Senior Scientist to focus on these areas. As a member of our friendly and dedicated team, you'll be part of creating a brand new process for making meat in a sustainable and animal-friendly way.

What you can achieve

- Be a crucial part of one of the most important projects needed to commercialise cultured meat

- Contribute to a company with a mission to have a big positive impact on the world

- Collaborate with a friendly, international team of world-class scientists and engineers in an all-hands-on-deck start-up environment

Your responsibilities

- Develop and characterise bio-compatible microparticles and 3D scaffolds with desirable properties

- Conduct cell and tissue culture of bovine stem cells

- Work creatively on various strategies including material selection, crosslinking and functionalisation approaches

What we're looking for

- PhD or equivalent research experience in biomaterials, biopolymers or related field with a solid background in organic synthesis

- Experience in the development and characterisation of biomaterials, especially with natural/food-grade polymers and hydrogel synthesis

- Knowledge of and preferably experience with cell-biomaterial interaction

- Experience with microparticle production techniques such as microfluidics

- Experience with cell culture (highly desirable)

- Passionate about our mission, and excited about working in a commercial start-up environment

- Good verbal and written communication skills (minimum B2 level English)

- Ability to commence soon (desirable)

- permission to work in the EU (desirable)

What you can expect from us

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)

We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit an application by Friday 6 December, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Sounds interesting?