Job title: Research Associate, Media Development
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Science and Research
Skills: Cell Lines Media Optimization Media Screening HTMS Molecular Biology Cell Engineering Cell Growth Marine Animal Cell Culture Bioreactors
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Singapore
Job published: 2021-09-03
Job ID: 32458
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Job Description

Exciting opportunity for a scientific professional with good experience in screening and optimization of cell lines and has interest in being part of a small and growing venture-backed biotech startup passionate in building a sustainable food future. You are likely to have an inquisitive, innovative, and independent researcher given the opportunity to do cutting-edge science and the autonomy to test new ideas and identify better ways to do things.


As a Research Associate in the media optimization team, you will work closely with technical and business leaders to overcome technical challenges to make this sustainable food future possible.



  • Work on primary cell culture, establishing optimal conditions for culturing cells from new species
  • Use a variety of molecular techniques to characterize cell performance in a variety of media conditions and optimizing the serum-free media for those cell lines.
  • Work directly with senior technical leadership on cell culture and media development projects
  • to achieve scientific milestones
  • Execute and analyze high throughput screening assays (using statistical analysis and design of experiments, as appropriate)
  • Produce and screen novel food-grade media formulations and serum alternatives
  • Formulate optimal media for proliferation and differentiation of marine muscle cell lines
  • Continually improve our high throughput media screening pipeline



  • BS/MS in a relevant life science/engineering discipline or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience with media screening and optimization
  • Experience working in high-throughput, multi-well plate formats for molecular biology or cell engineering/growth studies
  • Experience with marine animal (fish or invertebrate) cell culture is a significant advantage
  • Proficiency in Design of Experiments (DoE) and/or statistical skills in data analysis
  • Experience in immunofluorescent cell assays, imaging, and analysis
  • Experience with the design, scale-up, and use of large-scale bioreactors
  • Demonstrated ability to independently execute laboratory experiments and quickly learn new skills and techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and skills to prioritize and deliver against timelines
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong command of the English language