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Lead Bioprocess Engineer


We at GOURMEY are on a mission to bring tasty, safe, sustainable cultured meat to the world. This begins with the iconic French delicacy, foie gras, which we are reinventing at the crossroads of culinary arts and scientific perfection. We are looking for a Lead Bioprocess Engineer in order to orchestrate the scale-up of our avian stem cells production platform to pilot and commercial scale. 

About the role

Your mission will be to lead the optimization of the production process of our in-house cell lines and scale up our production from benchtop to pilot scale bioreactors. This will include cell line, media and bioprocess development as well as building, managing and growing the bioprocess team further.

Furthermore you will

  • Represent internal teams and collaborate with external partners or industrial teams to conduct and test out new scale up technologies
  • Plan, direct and efficiently manage the production process
  • Provide expertise on production strategy to project teams
  • Get to work in a challenging environment in line with the dawn of a new industry

To be successful in this position, you will bring the following experience

  • Masters or PhD in Bioprocess engineering, Chemical engineering, Cell biology or related discipline
  • At least 4+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Extensive experience in mammalian/avian cell-line development and characterization, upstream process development and scale up to large scale bioreactors (100 Liters)
  • Proficient in statistical analysis and DoE
  • Track record in multidisciplinary project management roles

About you

  • Immense passion for the mission of GOURMEY and enthusiasm for applied research
  • You have strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative mindset and are willing to upskill on other areas of research
  • You have excellent abilities to communicate (both written and spoken)
  • You have an ability to think strategically and creatively to solve problems
  • You want to work in an impact-driven startup, are a true team player and show a high level of positivity
  • You are a greatly rigourous, down to earth person who pays high attention to details

What we offer

  • A competitive compensation and participation in GOURMEY’s ESOP (Employee stock option plan)
  • The opportunity to contribute to make the world a better place through state-of-the-art biology within a driven and passionate team
  • You will not only own the decisions about what gets developed but also influence every aspect of how it gets built and launched
  • You will play a central role in the future success of the company that fosters fast decision making
  • Plenty of room for personal and professional development in a fast growing and mission-driven startup
  • A dynamic, caring company culture and a fantastic work environment with our labs located in the very heart of Paris