Research Scientist

  • £30,000 - £40,000
  • BS2 0JZ, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Extracellular is a Bristol based start-up aiming to be a global leader in sustainable biotechnology.

We're channeling expertise in biology, digitalisation and biomanufacturing to accelerate cultivated meat and seafood as a sustainable, ethical source of protein. We’re building really cool development and scale-up capabilities, which we'll use to help dozens of companies hit their R&D targets, and we’re going to try to save the planet!

The Role

We're looking for an enthusiastic research scientist with experience with mammalian cell cultures.

You will be carrying out experiments focused on optimising culture processes for cultivated meat, with the aim of making commercial manufacturing processes more efficient and sustainable. This might involve media optimisation and cell line development work, including isolating primary cells from biopsies. You'll be working with a range of cell types, from mesenchymal cells, to immortalised suspension cells, to iPSC's.

The role will be lab-based and will utilise your skills or understanding in:

  • Mammalian cell culture using aseptic techniques, including cell isolations.
  • Bioreactor principles for mammalian cultures.
  • Molecular biology, including transfections and gene editing using CRISPR.
  • Analytical techniques including qPCR, flow cytometry, ELISA's and other basic analytical techniques.
  • Experimental design, data analysis and report writing.
  • Safe working practices in a life science lab.

The Candidate Profile

  • You will have at least 1 year of experience working with adherent and/or suspension mammalian cells.
  • You'll need excellent organisational skills and a great attention to detail .
  • You'll need to be a genuine team-player who asks for help when it's needed and offers help when it isn't.
  • You'll need to be comfortable with ambiguity and proactive in finding ways to move forward. You'll see failure as a learning opportunity.


  • An employee option scheme will be available
  • As an early stage start-up with high growth potential, there will be progression opportunities available to suit your career ambitions.
  • Training will be offered, in line with your personal and professional development goals.