Senior Research Assistant

  • Pathum Thani, Thailand
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Shiok Meats

  • Experience: 3 yr(s)
  • Posted: 21/06/2022
  • No of Positions: 1

Job Description

    Key Responsibilities:

    Isolate, maintain and bank stem cells and primary cells from various developmental stages.

    Routine screening of cell sterility and metabolic activity.

    Characterization of established cell lines.

    Screen culture media optimal for cell growth.

    Rigorous documentation of experimental procedures and data.

    Communicate results and data in a timely and effective manner.

    Comply with regulatory requirements and inspections.

    Involved in procurement of lab reagents and consumables.

    This position might require you to travel to hatcheries or farms where certain unique species or developmental stages are available

    This position might require you to travel to our Singapore headquarters for training (at most 4 to 6 weeks, depending on skillsets required)


    Work independently, but also as part of a team.

    Interest to work in a dynamic and commercial goal focused start-up environment.

    Be flexible to change and able to work in a fast-paced work environment.

    Take initiatives, willing to learn.

    Attention to details and good record keeping.

    Communicate effectively with in-house team.


    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: $ 2500 - $ 3500 Per Month
  • Role: Senior Research Assistant
  • Employment Type: Full time

Desired Candidate Profile

    Shiok Meats is looking for a Senior Research Assistant to work on Stem Cells and Cell line development for various seafood species. This is a laboratory-based position in our Thailand satellite lab, with opportunities for collaboration across various R&D groups. 



    Pathum Thani, Thailand

    Required background:

    Bachelor/Master in Stem Cell Biology/Biological Sciences or related field (graduating students are accepted).

    Proficiency in both English and Thai language.

    Preferred experience:

    Minimum 2-3 years of experience with mammalian/seafood/invertebrate cell culture.

    Experience with developmental biology and embryology; or stem cells, induced. pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) or embryonic stem cells (ESC) is an advantage.

    Proficiency in Molecular biology (RNA/DNA extraction, PCR and DNA. electrophoresis, immunofluorescence, qPCR, flow cytometry) is preferred. 

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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