Vow is a food company -- a very different one. We’re creating real meat products from animal cells, instead of the animal itself. We’re bringing together cutting edge innovations in science, technology, culinary and design to make sustainable food that’s both irresistible and accessible for billions of people worldwide.
The work that we are doing is a critical step on the path to creating a future where humans can exist in sustainable harmony with our planet, something we can proudly hand over to our children and grandchildren. We’re not only making food that is great for humans and great for the earth, but also creating food that is the most delicious, desirable choice of any food available. This is a mission we believe in deeply.
In our short history since founding in April 2019, we’ve grown to be a team of 23 and gained a lot of attention for our world-firsts: the first kangaroo meat cultured in a lab (Wall Street Journal, The Australian and Channel 9) and five more species cooked by celebrity chef Neil Perry.
We’ve now grown 11 species and counting, with an even more ambitious plan through 2021 and beyond. We’re backed by Australia’s most prolific VC firms Square Peg, Blackbird Ventures and Grok Ventures.
As a Production Lead at Vow, you will lead our recently formed Production team. You will integrate the latest improvements developed by our Science and Engineering teams, working closely with our Food team to evaluate and continually improve the quality of meat we produce.
You’ll become part of a major industrial revolution happening around the world today -- the synthetic biology revolution. In the words of Andreesen Horowitz, “Bio today is where information technology was 50 years ago: on the precipice of touching all of our lives. Just like software—and because of it—biology will one day become part of every industry.”  You will define our systems and processes to enable rapid and continuous improvement of our production processes, working on truly cutting edge food production technology.
One day, you’ll be working with our Chief Scientific Officer to define how we will qualify the latest inventions for incorporation into our production process, the next you will be working with our Food team to define storage and handling protocols for sensory evaluation. You will be directly responsible for introducing and shaping Vow’s manufacturing culture of quality and continuous improvement.
You will be responsible for developing quality procedures and practices for Vow. You will come with, or quickly learn, what a scalable bioprocess requires and ensure this is understood within our R&D. You will balance pragmatism with creativity - approaching challenges with optimism and curiosity.
You’ll be given ownership and autonomy, empowered to bring the very best ideas to life, and be positively stretched to your limits everyday. You’ll bring your pragmatism, strong communication skills, desire to make a real world impact, and sincere empathy for users to your engineering work at Vow.
This role is based in Alexandria, Sydney, Australia.
Ultimately this role will be shaped around the right candidate. If you love the mission and have evidence that you can make a strong contribution towards it, we want to speak to you.
Vow’s mission is to make food products for everyone, and we mean everyone. To do that well we need a workforce that’s representative of the people we serve. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view, we are inclusive and we believe diversity drives innovation - so we’re building a culture to match. Uniqueness is powerful - be yourself and come as you are.