Role Title: Senior Materials Scientist

Cellular Agriculture Ltd. is seeking for a Senior Materials Scientist to deliver biomaterials RDQ projects for cultured meat manufacturing by management of multiple projects, team resources and budget. Is a role which combines project leadership and small-team supervision to investigate a range of materials in the RDQ pipeline, deep materials expertise and hands-on applied research delivery.

You will be responsible for providing direction on technical aspects of material development in order to focus team output, share insight and expertise with their co-workers, as well as working with the line manager to plan the work and reporting to management about project progression.

 What you will get in return

In addition to working in a world class facility based in the Bath region with a supporting and inclusive team, you will receive a highly competitive base salary, share options in a growing biotech enterprise, competitive holiday allowance and benefits package including pension, medical cover and life assurance. Access to world-class training, development, and networking with organisations across cellular agriculture, and food & agriculture more broadly.

To succeed as a Senior Materials Scientist we ask for the following experience, skills and attributes:

  • Typically a minimum of five years practical laboratory or industrial experience
  • Has worked actively and lead commercially-driven inter-disciplinary science/ engineering/ innovation over an extended period
  • Line managed or supervised small multi-disciplinary teams
  • Problem solving in a practical environment
  • Practical experience in the application of biomaterial science
  • Biomaterials physical and biological characterisation methods,
  • Material tuning/functionalisation and biocompatibility screening
  • Materials production and process scale-up
  • Mammalian cell culture and/or life science R&D experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills for level of experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication style and team working
  • Ability to collaborate for the successful delivery of milestones
  • Ability to integrate into and lead a diverse team and be respectful of others to ensure inclusivity.
  • Ability to acquire, document and share knowledge


As Senior Materials Scientist some of the responsibilities will be:

  • Leading delivery of biomaterials projects that combine knowhow in materials science, engineering and cell culture
  • Bring significant expertise to deliver own lab-based research as well as providing input, oversight and structure to others’ project aims
  • Lead and contribute to safety policies and procedures
  • Working with colleagues and partners to develop, standardise and embed material test methods to assess physical properties and biocompatibility
  • Design and execute an experimental programme alongside colleagues and external partners
  • Develop, standardise and embed material test methods to assess physical properties and biocompatibility
  • Identify new equipment and processes to assist in technology commercialisation or time/cost savings for the wider R&D team’s activities
  • Continually update knowledge and understanding in the field to support the development of the company
  • Monitor, maintain and improve company-wide safety policies
  • Undertake administrative duties commensurate with the role
  • Participate in internal and external initiatives/events to the benefit of the company
  • Advise and support colleagues to help manage their own and others time and ouput
  • Actively participate in recruitment processes
  • Routinely engage in professional and personal development training.


Full job description will be provided upon request

Deadline for applications is 23-Dec-2022

About us:

Cellular Agriculture Ltd is aiming to make cultured meat a widely available, sustainable, ethical, affordable protein alternative.

We are passionate about food security with an enthusiasm for next-generation solutions, innovative technologies, sustainability, and the future of food and agriculture, and are looking for like-minded people to join our growing team.

The company is structured between a Research, Development and Quality (RDQ) Department responsible for innovating and delivering the bioprocess technology, and the Operations Department responsible for ensuring the company runs smoothly. These Departments work seamlessly together towards delivering a sustainable alternative protein to diversify food stuffs for food security across the world.

We are committed to being an inclusive workplace. We strongly believe in having a diverse and equal culture with a range of people who will contribute to our community and culture from day one, influencing our day-to-day working and encouraging growth.

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