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.

Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 20, 2021
About us At the forefront of farming and food, 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. Memphis Meats 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 EH&S Manager will provide environmental, health and safety support to our pilot manufacturing facility as well as our R&D locations. You will ensure our facilities are in compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and champion a culture free of injury and illness.  Duties include Implement and maintain all safety programs at all locations including emergency action plan, hazard communication...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 19, 2021
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 Within our new state-of-the art East Bay manufacturing facility, we are seeking a Human Resources Business Partner to ensure every member of the Pilot Plant team has a great work environment and experience. As the primary on-site People Ops team member, the HRBP will be responsible for overseeing both day to day needs as well as strategic initiatives for the Plant. This position has a strong relationship with the Plant Manager...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 19, 2021
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 hiring a recruiter to help us quickly grow our team. This role will be the third in-house recruiter and will be responsible not only for improving and executing on our recruitment strategy, but also for building a top talent acquisition team in the coming years. We’re looking for a passionate person who can share their excitement and belief of UPSIDE Foods with all candidates.  Duties include Work closely with managers to gain...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 19, 2021
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 At UPSIDE Foods, our team is comprised of those who believe in the impact their contribution makes towards our mission. This is a unique opportunity to help drive our interview processes and ensure that every candidate has an amazing experience from start to finish. We're looking for someone who cares deeply about great service, execution, and attention to detail. This is your chance to leave your imprint on our culture and be a gatekeeper...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 16, 2021
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 Food Safety Specialist will play a key supporting role in executing and enforcing the food safety and quality systems that will come to define cell-cultured meat food production, processing, and packaging processes required to ensure safe and delicious meat food products for consumers at pilot and commercial scale. The Food Safety Specialist will be responsible for assisting with the implementation, execution, and enforcement of...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 15, 2021
About us At the forefront of farming and food, 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. Memphis Meats 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 Quality Assurance Lab Technician will assist in establishing and enforcing the food safety and quality systems that will come to define cell-cultured meat food production, processing, and packaging processes required to ensure safe and delicious meat food products for consumers at pilot and commercial scale. The Quality Assurance Lab Technician will become knowledgeable with the  products, processes, and company priorities as...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 10, 2021
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 Research Associate (Process Development) will support the development and scale-up of novel platforms for the cultivation of cell based meat. Under the direction of the Technical Operations team, you will be responsible for executing cell and tissue culture processes and experiments, and characterizing processes and equipment. To accelerate the pace of our learning, this role is expected to routinely...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
Jun 04, 2021
About us At the forefront of farming and food, 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. Memphis Meats 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 Pilot Plant Facilities Technician is 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 environment for food production.  The Facilities...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 Comms Associate will be responsible for executing on all things PR and external communications. As UPSIDE Foods approaches commercialization, our PR engagements will become more frequent and consumer-oriented. You will help manage the day-to-day PR work of the company, and will also have a key seat at the table in the development of these strategies. You are a great communicator, enjoy building relationships with a varied set of...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 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 product.    The Director of Process...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 and scale-up of novel platforms for the cultivation of cell based meat. Under the direction of the Technical Operations team, you will be responsible for executing cell and tissue culture processes and experiments, and characterizing processes and equipment. To accelerate the pace of our learning, this role is expected to routinely shift...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
About us At the forefront of farming and food, 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. Memphis Meats 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 Scientist I, Cell Line Development will be responsible for generating vectors and developing new cell lines. The scientist should be capable of designing, troubleshooting, and executing experiments independently while employing critical thinking and organizational skills. This laboratory-based position requires performing experiments/assays on a daily basis, followed by analysis and interpretation of the data. You should be...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 motivated researcher to join our Tissue Development group at the Scientist I level. This individual will be responsible for investigating scalable methods to engineer cell-cultured meat. The position will involve using techniques in tissue engineering, animal component or serum-free media development, and high-throughput factor screening. You will be expected to design, troubleshoot, and...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 Developer builds and implements applications, tools, adapters, and other integrations for backend systems at Memphis Meats.  They will work closely across business units at Memphis including finance, operations, production, data, and people, in building and supporting technology to enable cross functional communication and workflows.  Reporting to the Director of IT, this role will be critical in implementing our core...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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  Pilot Plant Site Head will be responsible for developing and leading a manufacturing organization to meet the goals of the first ever dedicated production facility for cell cultured meat.  This flagship manufacturing site will set the bar for a new industry and the Site Head will instill operational best practices and a management framework to ensure compliance with food safety guidelines and personnel safety while developing a...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 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 cell-cultured meat and seafood products....
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 Working closely with upstream teams, the Sr. Scientist, Raw Materials Characterization will lead the overall workstream for the Product & Formulation team to characterize cell-cultured raw materials developed by the upstream teams. The Senior Scientist will be the point person to provide timing feedback to the upstream teams and play a crucial role in developing and optimizing cell-cultured raw materials.  The Senior Scientist will...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 Accounting Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the Accounting function at Memphis Meats.  As the second full-time Finance hire, the Accounting Manager will work closely with the Controller to build-out the internal Accounting function and to implement best-in-class systems and processes.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating in a dynamic environment that changes quickly, and with building processes...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 manage our Tissue Development group within the Upstream Development team. This individual will be responsible for leading projects focused on developing processes for the generation of cell cultured meat as well as managing a team of Scientists and Associates. The role will work closely with cell line and media development teams to formulate and execute a...
Memphis Meats Berkeley, CA
May 28, 2021
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 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 environment focused on safety, quality, and...