Research Assistant - Media Development

Umami Meats

Umami Meats

Marketing & Communications
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
At Umami Bioworks, we are pioneering cultivated, 'not caught' seafood by developing the production system for delicious, nutritious, and affordable cultivated fish, starting with IUCN Red Listed species that are difficult to farm and being driven extinct by human consumption. We are partnering with food producers to scale our cultivated seafood production system to provide people around the world with a stable, resilient, local supply of seafood free from mercury, antibiotics, microplastics, and ocean pollutants.

We’re on a mission to empower humanity to eat sustainably without sacrifice. We believe the only way to change how the majority of the world eats meat and seafood is to create real seafood - the most delicious, healthiest seafood available - without the environmental and animal welfare consequences of our current practices.

We’re a venture-backed biotech startup located in Singapore where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people are pioneering a sustainable food future that is attractive and accessible to people around the world. We are united by our collective drive to ask tough questions, take on challenging problems, and apply cutting-edge science and engineering to create a better future for humanity. At Umami Bioworks, you will be encouraged to dream big and will have the freedom to create, invent, and do the best, most impactful work of your career.

Umami Bioworks is looking to hire an inquisitive, innovative, and independent Research Assistant (Media Development) to join our R&D team in Bangalore, India.


  • Work directly with senior technical leadership on cell culture 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 cell lines
  • Continually improve high throughput media screening pipeline

Core competencies

  • Proficient in cell culture techniques, including stem cells & primary cells
  • Proficient in operating high-throughput assay & equipment, including working with 96/384 well plate and operating high-throughput multimodal imaging machine and liquid handler


  • Master's degree in Life Science/ Bioengineering, or related field with more than 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • Bachelor in Life Science/ Bioengineering, or related field with more than 3 years of relevant industry experience

Other Qualification

  • An India citizen or permanent resident

You will work directly with other members of our small but growing team to do cutting-edge science and will have the autonomy to test new ideas and identify better ways to do things.