Research and Development Intern I

  • Memphis Meats
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Feb 22, 2021

Job Description

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 internship

Memphis Meats has a summer internship position for a motivated candidate to work as part of the

R&D team. The Research and Development Intern I 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 I will implement and optimize experiments while employing critical thinking and organizational skills. This laboratory-based position requires performing experiments/assays, maintaining detailed/organized notes, and data interpretation/presentation. You should be creative, enthusiastic and able to work in team environments.

Duties include

  • Cell culture maintenance, expansion and selection. 
  • Molecular biology techniques: Genomic DNA isolation, PCR, plasmid vector assembly.
  • Cell culture assay: Cell transfections, gene expression analysis,  protein/DNA quantification, and phenotype characterization.
  • Design, set-up, and execution of experiments independently or with guidance from team/project lead.
  • Organized data collection, management, interpretation, and presentation.

About you

  • BS/BA/MS in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, genetics or closely related science with cell culture experience.
  • Aseptic cell culture techniques. 
  • Knowledge of molecular techniques (PCR, qPCR) and genome engineering
  • Competent with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word or equivalent.
  • Detail-oriented and organized laboratory notebook keeping of experimental designs and results.
  • Ability to work in a high paced team environment and meet deadlines.

Length of internship

  • 12 weeks

Organization Type


Organization Size



Food & Agriculture

Drawdown Solutions

Lab-Grown Meat & Dairy