Research Technician

Join our team and help build production processes for the future of food.

About Vow

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, engineering, culinary and design to make sustainable food that’s both irresistible and available to 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. A world we can proudly hand over to our children and grandchildren. We are achieving this by creating sustainable food that is the most delicious, desirable choice of anything available. This is a mission we believe in deeply.

We have a fast growing team of nearly 30 hard-working people who genuinely look out for each other and are fully funded by two of Australia's most successful venture capital firms.

About the opportunity

You'll join Vow's newly formed Production Team and be responsible for producing Vow's products at bench-scale, applying the latest bioprocesses and techniques as they move from research to application.

You will use your careful, detailed oriented working style to produce only the highest quality work materials. You are someone who is at their best working on the details and are careful, considered and patient.

You will be working alongside a team of incredible scientists, engineers and designers who are passionate about food, care about our future, and are excited to both work with you and let you be at your greatest.

This is an incredible time to join Vow and help set the culture of our Production Team, an indispensable part of our work. The earth's current food systems are not sustainable and solving this and you'll help this issue alongside the rest of the team at Vow. Come and make the positive impact that you were born to make. ‍

What you'll do:

  • Work on our entire meat production process, from thawing cell lines to cell culture to bioreactors to harvest.
  • Culture cells in both adherent and suspension culture.
  • Operate under and add to Vow's Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Operate bioreactors, with plenty of support from our bioprocess team.
  • Harvest and prepare final products.
  • Document production processes for quality assurance and reproducibility.
  • Undertake quality and safety testing on each batch you produce.

In return, we will support you with:

  • We’ll work tirelessly to provide you a productive, safe, supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Active transparency to let you actively contribute to every facet of the business.
  • No legacy overheads -- the freedom to define the best approach to solving problems, both technically and organisationally.
  • The resources you need to succeed.
  • High-stakes work that matters deeply to the company and the world. A mission for you to sink your skills and passion into.
  • Opportunities for meaningful ownership including equity ownership in the company.

About you:

  • You're someone who cares deeply about Vow's mission, whether that is for the environment, animal welfare or reinventing food.
  • You have a Bachelors degree in Science (with honours), or other relevant field.
  • You have spent at least 2 years working in mammalian cell culture in academia or industry.
  • You have outstanding aseptic technique.
  • You have an exceptional eye for detail.
  • You have great written communication skills.
  • You are willing to work flexibly to manage weekend cell culture.

Ideally you also have experience in:

  • Experience developing SOPs in academia or industry.
  • Experience operating in a regulated environment.
  • Experience operating under a strong Quality Management System (ISO9001, ISO13485 or similar)
  • You have previous experience in bioprocess development.

Ultimately this role will be shaped around the right candidate. If you love the mission and want to work on some of the most exciting and impactful problems on the planet today 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.

Sydney, Australia

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