Senior Scientist/Scientist

Muscle differentiation for cultivated meat

About Roslin Technologies
Roslin Technologies is an ambitious, cutting‐edge biotech company focused on animal stem cell technologies for cultivated meat. Our mission is to develop disruptive biotechnologies to enable a more sustainable food system.

The world faces an increasing protein gap. Protein demand is increasing due to a growing and increasingly more affluent population while natural resources to produce proteins are scarce. Animal agriculture, in particular, is putting pressure on the environment. Cultivated meat is meat grown from animal cells without raising animals. Cultivated meat promises to improve animal welfare, reduce the environmental footprint of meat production, and improve human health.

At Roslin Tech, our main focus is to develop animal cell technologies for the cultivated meat sector. We develop animal stem cell lines using ground-breaking technologies, including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and embryonic stem cells (ESC). We provide these cell lines to cultivated meat producers globally who will use these lines to develop and produce cultivated meat. Our approach is unique to this sector both in terms of technology and business model. Our animal cell lines are playing a key role in bringing the reality of cultivated meat closer.

Our team of experts are passionate, curious, inventive and at the forefront of the ground-breaking work being accomplished in this rapidly growing, cultivated meat sector.

About The Role
The role for Senior Scientist / Scientist - Muscle Differentiation is an exciting career opportunity for an ambitious post-doctoral scientist (or graduate with relevant industry experience) with stem cell biology experience and interest in differentiation pathways.

At Roslin Tech, we have derived high quality animal stem cells (iPSC, ESC) for porcine, ovine and bovine. To produce cultivated meat, these stem cells will be scaled and differentiated into a variety of tissues, including muscle and fat. The development of scaleable muscle differentiation protocols is a key focus area. Muscle differentiation protocols need to meet demands of cultivated meat producers in terms of quality, cost and efficiency and be compliant with food safety requirements.

As member of our Cell Innovation team, you will be working with our product development and customer facing teams to optimise the protocols for cultivated meat and make them work in the hands of our customers which include leading cultivated meat producers. This role will require extensive experience of tissue culture, stem cell biology, molecular genetics and cellular analysis.

Essential Skills 
• Undergraduate degree (BSc/MSc) and PhD in a closely related  discipline (e.g. cell biology, molecular biology)
• Experience of working with adherent and/or supension mammalian cell culture and media development
• Experience of characterising (i.e., microscopy, qPCR, FACs, ICC, karyotyping analyses) and archiving stem cell lines
• Proven ability to deliver a research project, including design and execution of experiments
• Proven ability to communicate complex information clearly
• Proven ability to work independently and as a team
• Strong analytical capabilities
• Excellent organisational, communication and presentation skills
• Excellent computer skills in the use of Office software

desirable skills
• Experience of in vitro muscle differentiation protocols from iPSC and/or ESCs
• Experience of different cell reprogramming strategies and delivery techniques
• Industry experience of working to GMP and relevant ISO standards
• Practical experience of, and/or a strong interest in, working in the field of cultivated meat, focusing on cell line development
• Experience in molecular biology and protein expression
• Experience in project delivery/report writing and/or commercial R&D projects
• Experience in technology transfer/supervision/training of personnel

Roslin Technologies offers
‣ Competitive and attractive salary and generous company pension plan
‣ A passionate work environment focused on a fast-growing field, using ground-breaking stem cell technologies
‣ Strong emphasis on team performance and personal development 
‣ Private healthcare, life cover and critical illness
‣ Regular company events to foster our culture

further details
This role is for a permanent full-time contract. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Joe Mee, 

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Nadine Borthwick-Lane,

Closing date - 29 September 2023 

Roslin Technologies Limited
Roslin Technologies Limited
Roslin Innovation Centre, Easter Bush Campus
University of Edinburgh, Midlothian
EH25 9RG, United Kingdom
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