Research Associate | Orbillion | Los Angeles

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

About The Company:

Orbillion is a top-tier cell-cultured meat company that crafts premium heritage meats from wagyu beef, wild elk, lamb, and American bison. After only 4 months of development time, Orbillion presented three of its four different flavorful meats in a first-ever exclusive tasting in San Francisco this March (event video).

Orbillion is led by CEO Patricia Bubner, PhD, CTO Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay, PhD, and COO Samet Yildirim, MSc, MBS. Together, the three founders have over 30 years of combined experience in rapid development and scale-up of mammalian cell culture as well as business and product development.

Orbillion also has an all-star advisory board, which includes high-profile food and biotech experts such as Matt Croughan (ex-Genentech, ex-Sapphire Energy, ex-KGI), Ron Shigeta (ex-IndieBio), Guy Crims (Master Wagyu Butcher at Niku Steakhouse, the best steakhouse in SF), Jay Keasling (UC Berkeley professor and entrepreneur), and Caio Malufe (ex-Cargill).

Also this year, the team went through Y Combinator and has raised a total of $6.4M from experienced food and agriculture investors and science-savvy angel investors including: At One Ventures (investors in Climax Foods, Finless Foods, Wild Earth), FoundersX Ventures (investors in SpaceX), Prithi Ventures (investors in Mission Barns, Turtle Tree Labs), Quiet Capital, and others. And just recently, they graduated from Creative Destruction Lab’s Climate Stream.

Now, Orbillion is focused on building out the team and bringing their first product – fine Wagyu beef – up to pilot scale.

About The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a new tasteful cell-cultured meat product. In this role, you will be supporting the Head of Cell Line Engineering and the Research and Development team in key laboratory activities for multiple projects. The Research Associate will be a foundational member of the R&D team and will have the opportunity to contribute to impactful research. This role will have a significant impact on the company’s key deliverables and will interact closely with Bioprocessing and Product Development groups.

Research Associate

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Support of the R&D team activities including lab work, data generation, and analysis, and team presentations.
  • Establishment and maintenance of cell culture activities such as flask scale-up, cell passaging, transfer banking, and media formulation (Mammalian Cell Cultures).
  • Accountable for management and administration of the laboratory efforts and needs.
  • Assist in research activities both independently and as part of team efforts.
  • Updating and maintaining lab equipment.
  • Assist in specification, identification, and procurement of new lab equipment.
  • Coordinating various lab support activities including lab cleaning, equipment and consumables position and storage.

Desired Experience

  • College degree in science, B.S. in Biology or research Associate experience
  • 1+ years of experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Knowledge of lab maintenance systems and comfort with the process of lab consumables ordering.
  • Scientific curiosity and eager to learn.

If this sounds like you, apply today to!


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