Production Assistant

Umami Meats

Umami Meats

Posted on Friday, May 17, 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 Product Assistant to join our R&D team in Singapore.


  • Manage stirred tank bioreactors and oversee the production of cultivated meat biomass
  • Assist in the preparation of bioreactors, including cleaning, sterilization, and setup for production runs
  • Assist in bioprocess development activities, including optimization of cell culture conditions and scale-up processes
  • Monitor bioreactor parameters, collect samples, and capture process data during production
  • Troubleshoot issues related to bioreactor operation and implement corrective actions as necessary
  • Collaborate with the production team to ensure smooth operation and adherence to production schedules in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Maintain accurate records of production activities, including batch records and inventory management

Core competencies

  • Proficient in operating and maintaining glass and single-use bioreactors from bench-scale to 200L, including setup, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Knowledgeable about mammalian bioprocesses and downstream processing
  • Skilled in aseptic techniques and cleanroom practices to ensure the integrity of bioprocesses and prevent contamination. Capable of maintaining sterile environments during media preparation and cell culture operations
  • Proficient in maintaining accurate records of production activities, including batch records, SOPs, and inventory management


  • Diploma or higher in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience working in biotech production facilities, preferably with experience in managing various types of bioreactors
  • Familiarity with sterile techniques and aseptic practices in a laboratory or production environment

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.