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RESPECTfarms is a European early-stage startup in the cellular agriculture industry with headquarters in the Netherlands. Our vision is to sustainably transform our food system by integrating the best out of the conventional and the cellular agriculture industry. We, therefore, see ourselves as system integrator. Our goal is to be the first cellular agriculture farm worldwide. In the next 18 months, we will conduct feasibility studies to find out whether producing cultivated meat decentrally (on a farm) is possible. We are looking for two researchers to develop the farm of the future with us. Contact emma@respectfarms.com if you are interested in one of the career opportunities.

Researcher Sustainable Cell-feed

The organization

RESPECTfarms is a European early-stage startup in the cellular agriculture industry with headquarters in the Netherlands. Our vision is to sustainably transform our food system by integrating the best out of the conventional and the cellular agriculture industry. We, therefore, see ourselves as system integrator. Our goal is to be the first cellular agriculture farm worldwide. In the next 18 months, we will conduct feasibility studies to find out whether producing cultivated meat decentrally (on a farm) is possible.

The role
You will be doing research on "sustainable feed for cells" in different categories.

For the concept of decentralized production of cultivated meat on a farm, the context for the production of cultivated meat changes: The question arises how and where to develop the medium for local cell cultured meat.

The role is separated into different stages where you will need different skill sets. Among other tasks, the project will require literature research, outreach to industry stakeholders, expert interviews, and reporting. You will have the unique opportunity to independently work on your own project and develop concepts and solutions.

With that, you will be integrated into a large consortium to expand your knowledge and share advances. Read more about the consortium we have formed for this project here.

Responsibilities

  • Writing a report on the possibilities of using cell culture media (outside the laboratory environment)
  • Outreach to and collaborate with experts in the field - both in academia and industry
  • Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods

Your profile

  • Background in chemistry/biology/biotechnology or a related field
  • Several years of experience in "feed for cells"
  • Ability to work independently and to organize yourself
  • Ability to take initiative and to challenge the status quo

Interested? Then please send an e-mail with your CV to emma@respectfarms.com

Bioreactor researcher

The organization

RESPECTfarms is a European early-stage startup in the cellular agriculture industry with headquarters in the Netherlands. Our vision is to sustainably transform our food system by integrating the best out of the conventional and the cellular agriculture industry. We, therefore, see ourselves as system integrator. Our goal is to be the first cellular agriculture farm worldwide. In the next 18 months, we will conduct feasibility studies to find out whether producing cultivated meat decentrally (on a farm) is possible.

The role

For the concept of decentralized production of cultivated meat at a farm, the context in which a bioreactor should operate differs from many of the current design and design approaches of existing technology. It’s not about factory scale and pharma; it is about farm scale and food production.

The key assignment is to deliver a functional design of a bioreactor, worked out in a brief, containing clear design criteria for the technical design of the farm bioreactor in the next phase. In this role, the researcher works in 3 phases:

  1. Literature –based study of existing and developing technology.
  2. Partner research of current stage of applied technology and identification of future partners.
  3. Development of functional design of the farm bioreactor.

You will be shaping a big piece of the puzzle in a very ambitious project to deliver the most sustainable value chain for meat.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver full research & development report on the functional of the bioreactor for the cultivated meat farm.
  • Deliver monthly updates to the team on progress.
  • Engage with the internal and external subject matter experts
  • Obtain the necessary information and present it to team members throughout the process

Your profile

  • Previous experience in bioreactor design (several years)
  • Ability to demonstrate previous scientific literature research and reporting experience
  • Ability to work independently and interact proactively with colleagues, partners and subject matter experts
  • Ability to rethink the application of current technology. Create options and work with stakeholders to make decisions on current design criteria
  • Work with the digital prototyping team to help design and calculate the input and output of the bioreactor domain into the farmed meat value chain.

Interested? Then please send an e-mail with your CV to emma@respectfarms.com