About VitroLabs:

VitroLabs is a venture-backed biotechnology startup working towards a world where science is used responsibly to provide positive impact for business, the planet, and all living things. By harnessing novel applications of science and technology, we've developed a process to grow real leather that is cruelty-free and better for the environment.

About the role:

As the Research Associate in Medium Formulation Development, you will contribute to the development and optimization of medium formulations which are important to the growth and functionality of VitroLabs' cells and our ability to create a cost-effective product. Reporting to the Cell Biology Lead and working with scientists on the Medium Formulation Development Team, you will help execute cell-based experiments, collaborate internally with other teams, and work with external groups to holistically address a fundamental component of our product.

About You:

You want to positively affect and improve a component central to the production of VitroLab's cell-based product. You are comfortable with routine, hands-on wet-lab activities. You effectively produce and share ideas, data, and results. You are excited and wanting to grow with a novel, startup company aiming to positively affect the world by creatively solving challenging and complex problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop medium formulations by preparing, storing, and applying a variety of cell culture media and components; routine initiation and maintenance of cell-based experiments; and data collection.
  • Contribute to the analysis, interpretation, reporting, and iteration of experimental outcomes.
  • Collaborate with other internal groups to identify shared problems and solutions
  • Coordinate with outside groups and vendors
  • Assist with general laboratory maintenance including routine laboratory cleaning and inventory management

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Excellent aseptic technique
  • Experience with animal, especially mammalian, cells and cell culture
  • Experience with the preparation, organization, and storage of cell culture media and components therein

Compensation:

  • $70,000-$75,000 annually

We offer great benefits (health, vision, and dental insurance) and challenging, impactful work. Join our growing team, work with smart and dedicated people, and help develop cutting-edge technologies that will positively impact the world.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities.
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