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The Next Generation Incubator

Research Associate: Cell Line Development

About the job

Do you want to help change the world, drive technology into the future, and ensure we have the ability to feed our growing global population? Here at Bluefin Foods, we are on a mission to create a better alternative to the current seafood supply chain. We are producing cultured meat, which is a method of creating real meat from only a few cells of the target animal. Our proprietary cell biology techniques and engineering processes will revolutionize how consumers access sustainable and delicious seafood. At Bluefin Foods we are making the world a better place, and having a lot of fun while doing it!   Bluefin Foods is a fast-growing, early stage, cultivated seafood company based out of Los Angeles, California. As a Research Associate you will be responsible for isolating, culturing, and characterizing fish cell lines and conducting research under the direction of a supervising scientist. The Research Associate will have a significant impact on the company and work alongside the founding team. At Bluefin Foods we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and safe workplace. We encourage people of all different backgrounds and abilities to consider a career with us.   Responsibilities As the Research Associate, you will be responsible for:
  • Performing cell culture techniques including routine thawing, culturing, characterizing, and freezing
  • Preparing cell culture media
  • Assisting in primary tissue dissections
  • Performing cell isolations from tissue
  • Characterizing cell lines using molecular biology techniques
  • Maintaining an ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook)
  • Carrying out lab duties like aliquoting reagents, making stock solutions, and general lab duties to support the team
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data to your supervisor
  Minimum Qualifications
  • B.A / B.S in cell biology, molecular biology or a related field
  • 1+ years of cell culture experience
  • Acute attention to detail and ability to maintain precise notes
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple cell lines and experiments
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude that embraces the challenges and opportunities of a dynamic startup environment
  Bonus Qualifications
  • Experience culturing stem cells, or fish cell lines
  • Familiarity with standard proliferation and viability assays
  • Experience with molecular biology and basic laboratory techniques
  Compensation and Benefits
  • Salary with equity
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Exciting opportunity to be an early employee in a startup working on an impactful mission with an agile, smart, and fun team