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.

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 19, 2021
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 Facilities Technician will become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all building infrastructure, utilities, and process equipment used to produce cell-based meat in the world’s first end-to-end production facility for this impactful product.  Utilities and production systems include technology from both bioprocess and food manufacturing systems and will be operated in a regulated...
Nov 18, 2021
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
If are interested in an internship at UPSIDE Foods for Summer 2022, please submit your resume and answer our questions below! UPSIDE Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.
Nov 16, 2021
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 As the first FP&A hire, you will work closely with the Controller to build out the finance function. You’ll be responsible for developing and maintaining monthly forecasts for each department, analyzing actual results, and developing reporting to provide valuable insights in a timely manner. You will identify trends and issues and problem solve to improve the quality of our financial...
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...
Nov 10, 2021
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 Staff Accountant is responsible for managing the accounts payable cycles as well as being a key member in the close process. The Staff Accountant will work closely with the Senior Accountant and Accounting Manager to implement best-in-class systems and processes.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating in a dynamic environment that changes quickly. Duties include Process...
Nov 05, 2021
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 As an Executive Assistant, you will provide executive support to our COO and Senior Leadership Team as we gear up for an exciting time of growth! This role requires operational expertise, creativity and strategic thinking to ensure our leadership team is running optimally day in and day out. This is a great opportunity to lay the groundwork for what this function looks like at scale, and to grow...
Nov 03, 2021
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 We are seeking an innovative, productive, and experienced Associate Director to lead the delivery of characterized cell lines and culture processes to support large-scale manufacturing of cell-cultured meat products. This individual will oversee cellular adaptation, cloning, high-throughput screening and characterization, and upstream process development work, helping to create an efficient cellular pipeline supporting downstream teams....
Nov 03, 2021
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 the role The Bioprocess Operator is responsible for the production of cell-cultured meat by interfacing with automated production and bioprocess systems and controls.  Technicians in this role will operate production equipment with specific duties that encompass: equipment preparation, culture growth, media/buffer preparation, process monitoring, sampling, and harvesting, all within a regulated...
Nov 03, 2021
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 As our first Commercial Counsel, you will serve as primary liaison for all agreements, fulfill a strategic and growing role, and advise internal stakeholders on all areas of risk and opportunity. This is a fantastic opportunity to hone not only your commercial contracts skills, but also your broader legal and business acumen as you help us build efficient and scalable processes. Come join a small...
Nov 03, 2021
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 Director of Process Development will provide technical, operational and strategic leadership and expertise to support the development of robust, high-yield bioprocesses for manufacturing cell based meat.  The role is highly collaborative with teams focused on cell line development, media development, and scaling novel hardware and processes for cultivation of our proprietary cell-based meat...
Nov 03, 2021
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
About us UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to raise 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 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 Director of Product Development will be a critical enterprise leader at UPSIDE Foods and will help create history by developing and delivering some of the first cultivated meat products to the world! You should have deep expertise and experience in product development in the food industry (meat industry is a plus), from formulation through commercialization and manufacturing. In addition, you should also have the ability and creativity to...
Nov 03, 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 Research Associate II, Process Development will support the development, validation, and operation of scaled-down bioreactor platforms for the cultivation of cell-based meat. Under the direction of the Process Development team, you will be responsible for executing cell and tissue culture experiments, and characterizing processes and equipment.  This laboratory-based position requires wet-bench work on a daily...
Nov 03, 2021
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 Research Associate (Process Development) will support routine lab operations and media preparation to ensure experiments and R&D cultivation runs of cell-based meats are successful. Under the direction of the Process Development team, you will support development of novel platforms and processes for the cultivation of cell based meat.   You should understand bioreactor-based...
Nov 03, 2021
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 Upstream Development (UD) Research Associate will be responsible for performing screening and early stage process development experiments while also aiding in medium-scale bioprocessing endeavours. The UD Research Associate should be capable of troubleshooting and executing experiments independently while employing critical thinking and organizational skills. This laboratory-based position requires performing experiments/assays on...
Nov 03, 2021
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 This Scientist/Engineer role will lead the development of robust processes for the cultivation of cell-based meat in novel perfusion bioreactors using scale-down benchtop platforms. We are searching for a person with scientific and operational expertise, capable of designing, troubleshooting, and executing experiments independently. The ideal candidate would have a history of working with an interdisciplinary team to develop and...
Nov 03, 2021
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 Sr. Flavor Scientist is a key member of the F&P (Formulation and Product) team.  This position will work closely with the upstream R&D (Research and Development) team to develop cell-cultured meat materials that meet the target material profiles.  This position will also work closely with F&P team in identifying and creating flavors that can deliver the target flavor profiles for...
Nov 03, 2021
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 R&D Sr. Manager Media MSAT will be responsible for leading projects, scaling up media manufacturing and hydration. The Sr. Manager will troubleshoot processes related to media manufacturing. Duties Include Leads projects to scale up and troubleshoot cell culture media manufacturing for cultured meat Develops new procedures for relevant areas Mentor and supervise others in...
Nov 03, 2021
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 building novel cultivation systems to enable massive scalability of cell-based meat production. We are seeking an experienced mechanical engineer with both technical depth and creative vision to collaborate in the rapid ideation, design, fabrication, and testing of manufacturing equipment. The mechanical engineering team works with the bioprocess development team to define the...
Nov 03, 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 Research Associate II (Process Development) will support the development, validation, and operation of scaled-down bioreactor platforms for the cultivation of cell-based meat. Under the direction of the Process Development team, you will be responsible for executing cell and tissue culture experiments, and characterizing processes and equipment.  This laboratory-based position requires wet-bench work on a...