Laboratory Assistant, Bioprocess Core

Emeryville, CA
24 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

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 has grown fast over the last few years, and the momentum continues! As the Process Development organization increases its experimental throughput, foundational support roles like this Laboratory Assistant are more critical than ever. The core responsibilities of this role are to  execute routine tasks in support of general lab services. The Bioprocess Core (BPC) utilizes a task management system to assign, level-load, and plan activities in a team-oriented manner. The right person will be energized by enabling their coworker technicians, researchers, and engineers in order to, together, change the future of food.

Responsibilities include… 

  • Wash glassware (manual and washer-assisted) and operate autoclave
  • Perform general lab upkeep activities
  • Perform experiment tear-down after researchers have completed their work
  • Maintain various inventories (e.g. consumables, stock solutions, glassware, etc.)
  • Prepare routine stock solutions
  • Pre-kit tubing and bioreactor assemblies (e.g. cut tubing and stage parts)

About you…

  • High School or General Education/Equivalency Diploma/GED certificate
  • Required experience: 6+ months in any lab, industrial, or food service role
  • Ideal experience: 6+ months in a bioprocessing laboratory environment
  • Enjoys fast-paced and complex environments, has a flexible mindset, and strives to make processes and experiences better.

Who you’ll work with…

  • Bioprocess Core technicians operating experiments and working in the lab
  • Process Development researchers, scientists, and engineers advising or executing more complex experiments in the lab
  • Lab Operations group, which can help you implement systems that you might then maintain
  • Cell Culture Media group, which may advise/collaborate with you on stock solution prep, storage, labeling, etc.

Key Contributions in First Year…

  • Complete initial training within the first 2 months.
  • Able to competently complete any assigned tasks within the first 2-4 months.

UPSIDE Benefits!

  • Stock options for all full-time incoming team members!
  • 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision)
  • Pet insurance for your furry family members!
  • 3 Weeks PTO Accrued Annually
  • DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs
  • Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities


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, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals. At Memphis Meats, our mission is to ...

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