Research Associate - Cell Line Development

Umami Meats

Umami Meats

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 Associate (Cell Line Development) to join our R&D team in Bangalore, India.


  • Develop, characterise and optimize cell lines derived from fish and crustacean species
  • Primary cell isolation & suspension adaptation
  • Plan and execute experiments to evaluate cell growth, viability, and differentiation potential towards muscle or fat cells etc
  • Optimize protocols for cell lines characterization
  • Sourcing of animals of various developmental stages for cell line isolations

Core competencies

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in cell line development, preferably in aquatic species
  • Proficient in animal cell culture techniques, including primary cells, stem cells, suspension culture, and primary cell culture


  • Master in Biology/Life Science, or related field with more than 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • Bachelor in Biology/Life Science, or related field with more than 5 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.