Bioprocess Development Research Intern

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 Research Intern to join our Bioprocess Development R&D team in Singapore.


  • Knowledgeable of the science of upstream cell culture processes
  • Plan to carry out independent experiments to support the process optimization in shake flask/spinner flask scale
  • Preparing and maintaining cell cultures and media in a sterile environment, following standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sterilization and cleanliness procedures
  • Monitoring equipment such as cell counters, pH meters, osmometers and pressure gauges to ensure that process conditions in the bioreactors are within safe ranges at all times.
  • Maintenance of equipment such as incubators, LN2 containers, shakers, stirrers, refrigerators and freezers.
  • Maintaining detailed records of cell culture processes, including cell density , cell viability, temperature and pH levels, pO2 levels, agitation, aerations and other factors
  • Draw conclusions, present project results and make technical recommendations to the team

Required Skills

  • Experience with cell culture and standard cell culture techniques and principals.
  • Effective organization and communication skills
  • Ability to adjust to dynamic environment of start-ups and willingness to assist other departments.

Educational qualification

  • B.S. in Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnology or Microbiology, Bioprocess development, Biotechnology or related field

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.