BIOMILQ is developing technology to make breastmilk outside the body, produced from mammary cells. We’re making the future of feeding fearless, and 100% human by offering families a new option for supplemental feeding — one that’s as close to breastmilk as possible and cultivated under safe conditions using our first-of-its-kind technology.
Our provisional patent-pending process leverages the unique biological properties of milk-producing mammary epithelial cells combined with bioreactor technology developed to collect secreted cellular products. The high-density, 3-dimensional system provides similar structural features as the mammary gland, creating the appropriate environment for the cells to reproduce their biological function of milk production, outside of the body. Our process enables us to produce milk that requires no downstream separation, concentration, or intensive thermal processing so we can retain all 2500+ molecules of milk in the perfect constellation for bioavailability and digestibility in infants.
This role requires some in-person work.
Application deadline: April 25, 2021.
This position might be for you if:
You are a technical leader
You have conducted experimental research or project design involving at least one or more of the following: cell culture, biological and biochemical assays, small-scale engineering design, statistical analysis, coding for life sciences, literature review
You are comfortable performing critical analyses and interpreting data for actionable decision-making that impacts the greater company
As a life-long learner, you keep a pulse on current relevant scientific literature and innovation within your field
You like to move fast, but are able to maintain meticulous record-keeping
You are a cross-functional powerhouse
You enjoy working closely with teammates to complete deliverables of a caliber to be used in funding applications, investor updates, and publications
You thrive when your input for scientific strategic skills is leveraged, is actively engaging in regular scientific, and broader all-hands team meetings
You have an innate ability to articulate complex topics to a scientific audience as easily as your own family
You love tackling challenging problems with a team
You believe in our mission of working towards better infant nutrition, women’s health, and sustainability
As a conscientious teammate you’re curious to learn from co-workers and share your personal passions
You enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse team and stepping outside of your comfort zone
You’re naturally inclined to think critically and creatively to work through murky problems with limited resources
Ambiguity is your jam and you’re able to strive ahead without direction
You hold yourself and others to the utmost ethical standards in all scientific and professional endeavors
Qualifications & Preferred Experience
Rising undergraduate senior or rising graduate student in biological, biomedical, or chemical engineering, computer science, or another applicable STEM field
Preferred experience with independent hypothesis generation, experimental design, implementation, and analysis
Experience creating dashboards or other data trending tools for life sciences
Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and software
Coursework or hands-on experience with cell culture or another related bioengineering field
Coursework or hands-on experience with cell-based manufacturing, understanding of cell culture scale-up and/or bioprocess, and bioreactor design considerations
Experience with molecular biology methodologies, including PCR, Sanger sequencing and NGS, gene expression analysis, library screening, vector design, and genetic transduction
Experience with in-line sensing or small equipment controls design for bioprocess technology
Benefits and Compensation
Preference given to local students (no relocation assistance provided)
Must be comfortable with some in-person contact
Expected to work 40 hours per week with one week vacation (July 3-11)
Paid summer stipend commensurate to experience
Guaranteed mentorship with C-suite leaders committed to developing your professional skills
Assurance that your contributions support and advance BIOMILQ’s strategic imperatives
Starting with a cohort of student associates with frequent group meetings and experiential learning
For application information, contact Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org.