Research Assistant

  • Singapore
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Shiok Meats

  • Experience: 1 yr(s)
  • Posted: 21/06/2022
  • No of Positions: 1

Job Description

    Key Responsibilities:

    Isolate muscle satellite cells from crustaceans.

    Cell culture routine including media changing, passaging, cryopreservation of cells.

    Screening of culture medium optimal for the growth of cells.

    Rigorous documentation of experimental procedures and data.

    Communicate results in a timely and effective manner.

    Might be involved in procurement of lab reagents and consumables.

    Comply with regulatory requirements and inspections.

    Identify and meet with external vendors and resources where appropriate.

    Lab maintenance. 


    Strongly motivated and believes in mission to bring crustacean meat to market.

    Passionate in research and be part of cultivated seafood revolution.

    Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task.

    Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

    Demonstrate initiative, pro-active approach and willing to learn.

    Have great attention to detail and ability to keep detailed written records. 


    The position is full-time and the candidate will be compensated similar to industry standards. 


    To apply, please upload a cover letter, 2-page CV and expected salary(all combined into 1 pdf file).

    Due to a high volume of incoming applications, we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interviews. Also, we will not entertain applications received via LinkedIn or other platforms.

  • Salary: $ 3500 - $ 5000 Per Month
  • Role: Research Assistant
  • Employment Type: Full time

Desired Candidate Profile

    Shiok Meats is hiring a Research Assistant for the Stem Cell and Media Development Team. The candidate will be required to be part of the team to generate crustacean cell lines and optimize the culture conditions to produce cultivated seafood efficiently and in sustainable manner. 




    Required background:

    Bachelor of Biotechnology/Biological Science/Biochemistry or relevant science fields.

    Preferably with experience with aseptic cell culture techniques, cell banking, reagent preparation (buffers and cell culture media).

    Preferred experience:

    At least 1 year working experience in life science laboratory.

    Experience in bioassays such as ELISA, chromogenic assays (MTT, MTS, Bradford), and luminescent assays (CellTiter-Glo, Mycopolasma).

Company Profile

Shiok Meats is a cultivated meat and seafood company – the first of its kind in Singapore and South-East Asia.
“Shiok” in Singapore and Malay slang means fantastic, delicious, and simply, pleasure.
Shiok Meats also owns SEA’s first cultivated red meat company, Gaia Foods.
Our mission is to bring delicious, sustainable, and healthy seafood to your table, using our technology to grow meat from healthy cells instead of animals. Currently, we produce crustaceans like shrimps, crabs, lobsters and are the first in the world to do so using cellular agriculture technology.
Our meats are real meat, delicious and nutritious. Our meats are animal-, health- and environment-friendly.
Same great taste, better for the planet!
We are currently in the R&D phase and target to commercialise in 2023.

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