Technician/PhD - Muscle Tissue Production

Our Muscle Tissue Production team is currently looking for technicians and PhD students. As a member of our friendly and dedicated team, you will help engineer muscle tissue of sufficient maturity to serve as substrate for consumable meat.

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

- Conduct cell and tissue culture of skeletal muscle organoids towards functional, morphological and proteomic optimisation

- Work creatively on various strategies, including cell selection, cell (co)culture, cell-biomaterial interaction and maturation approaches

- Perform cell culture studies and biological assays

- Collaborate with postdocs, PhDs and technicians, overseen by the Chief Scientific Officer

What we're looking for

- Academic background in Cell Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Bioengineering or related field

- Knowledge and experience in skeletal muscle cell biology in in vitro settings

- Experience with biomaterials fabrication and characterisation

- Experience with electrospinning and other processing techniques to fabricate biomaterials/scaffolds

- Experience in hydrogel synthesis and characterisation

- Enthusiastic about working in a commercial setting in a start-up

- Ability to design, plan and execute your experiments independently, and demonstrate critical thinking in your analysis of the data

- Results-driven, with a capacity for applied research to achieve specific goals

- Excellent organisational skills, time management and structured method of working

- A proactive team player

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

- Industry experience (preferable)

- Ability to commence soon (required)

Permission to work in the EU (required)

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:

-As well as competitive remuneration, receive shares in the company

- 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

- If you are a PhD student, you get to do your PhD while earning a full-time salary. You also get 20 days' leave (on top of normal leave) to use toward your study (eg attending conferences)

- Work in the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht

- Enjoy flexible working hours

We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit an application by 27 September, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Sounds interesting?