Memphis Meats

Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals.

At Memphis Meats, our mission is to bring delicious and healthy meat to your table by harvesting it from cells instead of animals. You can enjoy the meat you love today and feel good about how it's made because we strive to make it better for you...and for the world.

FOOD FROM THE GROUND UP
Cells are building blocks of all food we consume and at Memphis Meats they are the foundation of our approach. We make food by sourcing high-quality cells from animals and cultivating them into meat think of a farm at a tiny scale. We cut some steps from the current process (like raising and processing animals) and bring nutritious, tasty meat to your table.

BETTER FOR YOU
By producing meat from the cell level up, we can ensure the highest level of quality at every stage. We aim to keep the benefits of conventional meat while making our products healthier, more nutritious and safer. We want you to enjoy the best of both worlds. It is like having your steak and eating it, too.

BETTER FOR THE WORLD
We're making meat that is better for animals and that at scale uses significantly less land, water, energy and food inputs. Our process will produce less waste and dramatically fewer greenhouse gas emissions. We believe that the planet will be the ultimate beneficiary of our product.

We're looking for passionate professionals hungry for pivotal challenges and excited to join a team of hands-on dreamers.

Jul 02, 2022
Full time role
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this Job UPSIDE is seeking an innovative Process Development Scientist or Engineer, who enjoys fast-paced growth and is passionate about changing the future of food. This individual will be responsible for developing and executing cell culture experimental designs to understand and optimize novel cultivation processes. You will perform experiments, analyze and interpret data, communicate results, and make recommendations to drive forward a...
Jul 01, 2022
Full time role
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job UPSIDE is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Research Associate to develop scaled-down bioreactor platforms and processes for cultivated meat. As a member of the Process Development team, this person will be responsible for executing cell and tissue culture experiments, and characterizing processes and equipment. You will have daily operational laboratory-based responsibilities on several concurrent...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time role
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us  At the forefront of farming and food, Upside Foods  is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. Upside Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job UPSIDE is seeking a highly motivated Engineer to help develop bioreactor processes for the cultivation of cultivated meat.  As a member of the Process Development team, this person will develop novel fed-batch and perfusion bioreactor processes using scale-down benchtop platforms for transfer into the Manufacturing group. Your scientific and operational expertise will lend itself to independent experimental design, troubleshooting, and...
Jun 23, 2022
Full time role
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job Want to apply your computational biology talents to the challenge of producing cruelty-free meat?  Come join UPSIDE Foods as a computational biologist  in our Data team.  You will design and analyze DNA and RNA sequencing experiments and use machine learning methods to predict cell lines that will make the most delicious meat.  Working directly with scientists, analysts and lab technicians, you will deepen our understanding and generate...
Jun 04, 2022
Full time role
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We continue to expand our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world.  About this job  The Senior Lab Operations Associate will perform day-to-day operations of the R&D lab. You will ensure the lab is running smoothly and users have the equipment, supplies, and facilities to perform their research. Spanning all R&D functions, you are comfortable in a fast-paced environment based around providing support for a variety of needs. You take pride in an efficiently run facility, enjoy fostering relationships, and are...
Jun 03, 2022
Full time role
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious, and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job UPSIDE Foods is seeking a full-time Accounts Payable Associate to join its Accounting team at its Berkeley office. The Accounts Payable Associate will facilitate all of UPSIDE Foods’ accounts payable daily functions. The main responsibilities of this position are to provide efficient and accurate processing of AP tasks and execution of journal entries with attention to detail and deadlines. The...
Jun 03, 2022
Full time role
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job The IT Systems Administrator is responsible for the daily operations, maintenance, care and feeding, implementation, and support of systems and services that we use at UPSIDE Foods.  This role requires a broad knowledge of both on-premise and SaaS services, including their use in a secure and fast paced environment.  Reporting to the Director of IT, this role will be critical in working collaboratively to develop and implement how we use...
Feb 18, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship UPSIDE Foods has a summer internship position for a motivated candidate to work as part of the R&D team. The Research and Development Intern II will be responsible for establishing and characterizing creative and novel cell line phenotypes. You will be involved in genome engineering and working with DNA, RNA and proteins. The Research and Development Intern II will implement and...
Feb 17, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship At UPSIDE, we are passionate about making the best tasting chicken and data is an important tool that can be used to make both our process better and to identify the key factors that make our product taste like the real thing. As an intern in the data team you will be responsible for putting together various internal and external datasets to build a model to predict product quality metrics...
Feb 17, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship The Food Product Development Intern will assist the Product Development Scientists in developing benchtop prototypes. This will include formulating, batching, and executing iterative prototypes, diving into current literature to find novel solutions, and screening functional ingredients/techniques targeted at improving specific product attributes (flavor, texture, aroma, etc.). Working in...
Feb 16, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship The Research Intern (Cell Culture Media) will be responsible for supporting a project focused on understanding and identifying media components to improve the sensory profile of the cultivated-meat product. This role reports into the  Cell Culture Media team and will support media development and characterization for the cultivation of cell-based meat. You should be capable of building...
Feb 16, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship The cell line generation intern will be responsible for developing new tools and established model cell lines under the direction of the CLG team. This laboratory based position requires performing molecular biology and cell biology assay on a daily basis, followed by analysis and interpretation of the data, presentation of findings to the Upstream Development Team, and suggestion of...
Feb 16, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship As UPSIDE Foods  gears up to go to market and connect with consumers we have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and build our brand by leveraging the most interactive touchpoint with consumers: social media. The Marketing Intern will support the goal of developing a best-in-class social media presence for UPSIDE Foods by developing a Community Management Response Matrix for the...
Feb 16, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship Excited about pushing the boundaries of how meat is produced? We are seeking a mechanical design engineer intern to support our team scale cell-based meats. You should be comfortable hand sketching and using CAD to design and communicate new concepts. You will use prototyping tools and outside vendors to bring your designs to reality. You should be excited to work collaboratively with the...
Feb 16, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this internship The Process Automation Engineering Intern will work with scientist, engineers and manufacturing operators on projects involved in day-to-day manufacturing operations and automation of a complex and novel pilot plant for cell-based meat production.  They should be willing to learn new processes, programming languages, integrate various software solutions into a unified platform, and...
Feb 16, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job The Senior Food Safety Specialist, Suppliers will support the Supplier Food Safety and Quality Supervisor, Food Safety Manager and the Food Safety and Quality Team, aiding in company precedent for scaled cultivated meat quality and food safety. They will aid in the implementation, execution, and enforcement of food safety and quality systems that will be a critical pillar of manufacturing cultivated meat and an example for this new way of...
Feb 01, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. Upside Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job The Senior Engineer, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology Development, will support the scale-up of novel platforms for the cultivation of cell-based meat and be responsible for supporting pilot to large scale production operations. We are searching for a person with both scientific and operational expertise, and is able to provide technical leadership between pilot pilot operations and cGMP manufacturing scales....
Jan 14, 2022
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job The Upstream Development (UD) Laboratory Technician will be responsible for supporting cell cultivation lab operations and large-scale cellular bioprocessing. The UD technician should be capable of executing experiments and production plans as directed by their manager. This laboratory-based position requires fulfilling support activities for experiments within the set timeframe, followed by...
Nov 30, 2021
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. Upside Foods is a mission-driven company focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job The Senior Scientist/Engineer, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology Development, will support the development and scale-up of novel platforms for the cultivation of cell-based meat and be responsible for large scale bioprocess operations. We are searching for a person with both scientific and operational expertise, and is able to provide technical leadership. The ideal candidate would have a history of working...
Nov 12, 2021
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About this job We are seeking an innovative, productive, and experienced Associate Director to lead the effort in generating commercial cell lines to support large-scale manufacturing of cell-cultured meat products. This individual will oversee cell line procurement, characterization, and engineering, including utilization of genetic editing tools to derive desirable lines. An ideal candidate would have experience across multiple cell types (including stem cells) and species, and be able to drive and coordinate research initiatives as we aim for continuous improvement and thorough understanding of our cells and media. The role will work closely with our Cell Line Screening and Discovery teams to perfect methods and strategies to develop cells for scalable meat production, as well as Data and Automation teams to enable high-throughput derivation and data capture. This is a cross-functional position with opportunities for collaboration across various R&D groups. Due to the...