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🥼 Media Development Specialist

Hoxton Farms

Hoxton Farms

Marketing & Communications
London, UK
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023
We're looking for a Media Development Technician to join our awesome R&D team.

Your experience with media formulation and mammalian tissue culture will make you an essential member of our technical team. You will be responsible for developing and optimising animal component-free formulations for stem cell expansion and differentiation, and will support our R&D team by carrying out routine tissue culture. Working alongside a group of brilliant scientists, engineers, and technicians, you’ll be supporting our journey towards large-scale production of cultivated fat.

At every step, you will play a huge role in shaping the future of food.

As a Media Development Technician, you will work within our R&D team to develop animal component-free media for expansion and differentiation of our cell lines. Based in our brand new tissue culture lab in central London, you will be responsible for optimising and testing media formulations for use in a wide range of culture systems. Your role will involve conducting cell-based assays and validating media components using high throughput screening techniques. Your understanding of the chemical properties of media components, including their impact on pH and osmolarity, will make you an essential member of our team.

You should have at least one year’s experience working in a mammalian tissue culture laboratory within academia or industry, including:
  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience in industry) in life sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline
  • Familiarity with good laboratory practice and aseptic technique
  • Experience developing media formulations for cell culture
  • Mammalian stem cell culture and differentiation
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity and attention to detail

Ideally you'll have experience in some, but not necessarily all, of the following areas:
  • High throughput screening
  • Metabolomics and proteomics
  • Analytical techniques (HPLC, MS, ELISA)
  • Lab automation

The benefits:

💰 Highly competitive salary (£45k per year)

📈 Stock option plan

🏛️ Brand new lab and office in Old Street

🥳 Weekly socials and events

🚑 Private health insurance

🏡 Pension plan (matching up to 5%)

🏖️ 25 days' holiday + bank holidays

👐 Supportive and collaborative environment

💪 Being part of something amazing

Hoxton Farms is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging.

If you believe you would add value to our company but don’t meet all the criteria, we would still love to hear from you. We especially encourage applications from female+, LGBTQIA+, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in the tech industry.