R&D Intern (Spring 2021, full-time)

  • Boston Meats
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Nov 24, 2020
Full time role, Internship

Job Description

Boston Meats is revolutionizing the food industry by solving a major global challenge: how to make meat production ethical and sustainable. Going beyond the existing plant-based burgers, we are developing whole cuts of cultured meat – a process where meat is grown without the animal – using technology developed at Harvard University and the Wyss Institute. This will transform how the world consumes meat and protein.

We are seeking a Research and Development Intern to join our team in Spring 2021 and contribute to the R&D including polymer chemistry, manufacturing equipment, and protein scaffolds for cell cultured meat. You will gain firsthand experience in engineering, research, and launching a start-up by working with founders.

About You:

  • You are a class project rockstar – everyone fights to have you on their team.
  • You are pursuing a B.S. in an engineering of scientific field.
  • You have worked in a research wet lab or in a machine shop. You enjoy tinkering either with chemistry or mechanical devices.
  • You thrive in fast-paced, cerebral workplaces.
  • You have excellent work ethic and demand excellence from those around you.
  • You have deep analytical skills and an ability to see what others have missed.
  • You are curious and excited about joining an early-stage startup, where you will work autonomously on high-impact projects.
  • You have a passion to change the world for the better. You are not just looking to cash a paycheck – what you do for work matters to you deeply.



  • You’ll help develop chemistries or manufacturing equipment to produce protein/polymer scaffolds.
  • You’ll work in a wet or prototype lab, designing and executing research studies to verify fiber recipes and performance.
  • You’ll develop and refine manufacturing equipment for food products.
  • You’ll contribute operationally to Boston Meats by working with the founders to help grow our business!


At Boston Meats, we are deeply committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Our goal is to create an environment and company culture where people from all walks of life can come together in an inclusive manner and be an amazing force for good!

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Food & Agriculture, Materials & Manufacturing