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Analytical Development & Quality Control Engineer



Quality Assurance
Paris, France
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Do you want to build a tastier future through cutting-edge technologies? We are looking for a mission-driven, creative, and committed AD/QC Engineer to join us 🦆. Come and bring your skills to the table!

GOURMEY is one of Europe's leading cultivated meat companies with global ambitions. Our vision is to create sustainable cultivated meat delights directly from animal cells for a conscious generation. We believe in a world where succulence can share a table with a positive impact and that cutting-edge technology combined with culinary arts can help us get there.

From engineers, and scientists to culinary experts, we’re building an international team that shares the same passion for positive change. Currently a team of 60 Gourmates, we have dozens of nationalities at our table! Our differences are our strengths and our common language is food.

You will report directly to our AD & QC Lead, and you will have a tight collaboration with other R&D teams as well as the Quality Assurance, Regulation, and Manufacturing departments.

What will you be responsible for?

As our Analytical Development / Quality Control Engineer, you’ll be an integral part of our dynamic team, spearheading groundbreaking work in cell-based meat development. Your expertise will help shape the future of sustainable food, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety.

More specifically, you will be:

  • Assisting in R&D Assay Integration: Aid in the tech transfer of research assays into our analytical development pipeline.
  • Supporting Method Validation and Verification: Assist in validating and verifying analytical methods to establish reliable assays, crucial for maintaining the quality and safety of our cell lines, biomass, and products.
  • Participating in Assay Development: Contribute to the development of in-house (bio)assays, focusing on the safety and quality assessment of cell lines, biomass, and final products.
  • Conducting Quality Assessments: Perform safety & quality assessments on cell lines, raw materials, and finished products, ensuring adherence to our quality standards.
  • Environmental Monitoring Execution: Actively monitor the biological safety of our labs and production facilities.
  • Collaboration and Coordination with External Labs
  • Qualification of lab equipment: Support the qualification of new lab equipment/ technologies, contributing to the advancement of our quality control capabilities.
  • Organising and Managing Test Samples: Efficiently manage test sample organization and tracking, playing a key role in our analytical process.
  • Maintaining Accurate Records: Keep detailed and accurate records of all AD/QC analyses, supporting our commitment to transparency and operational excellence.
  • Collaborating Across Teams: Collaborate with teams including R&D, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs to ensure quality control practices are aligned with the company’s goals.

About you:

  • A Master's degree in Biological Sciences.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a GLP/GMP environment in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.
  • A deep understanding of molecular biology, animal cell culture techniques, and microbial testing methodologies.
  • Comfortable working with digital tools, e.g. Electronic Lab Notebook.
  • Fluency in English, with outstanding communication skills.
  • An enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
  • A team player who is adaptable, ethical, and driven by the mission of sustainable food production.

What do we offer?

You will join a fast-growing startup located in the center of Paris, with a global ambition to build the future of food through cutting-edge technologies in an inclusive work environment valuing the importance of work-life balance, we offer:

  • Participation in GOURMEY’s ESOP (Employee Stock option plan)
  • 25 days of paid leave + 8 extra days (called “RTT” in France) + Whit Monday offered as a paid holiday
  • An attractive company health insurance and work-life balance monitoring
  • Since we are all foodies, we also offer a great kitchen, daily meal vouchers, and fresh fruits and nuts delivered weekly.
  • Furthermore, we support sustainable transportation and offer extra compensation to those who cycle to work.

What is our recruitment process?

Inclusiveness is at the heart of everything we do at GOURMEY. By being transparent about each step of the process, and why we do things the way we do, we believe we can give all candidates a foretaste of GOURMEY’s culture. During the process, you will meet some of your team members in different parts of the recruitment process which will look like this:

  • Interviews with our Talent Acquisition Manager, future colleagues, and manager
  • A remote case study in English to give you a taste of what we are working on at GOURMEY
  • A last interview on-site (when possible) to meet part of the team and visit the labs & office.

Want to know more about us? We are a science, purpose, and engineering-driven company, founded in 2019 and now entering its next phase of growth after our recent fundraising. We are dedicated to creating breakthrough technologies that will help address and push the boundaries of what’s possible – delivering innovations that benefit people and the planet.

If you want to know more, have a look at our LinkedIn page, Career Site, and Glassdoor reviews as well as the many press reviews (Bloomberg; Forbes).