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Bioprocess Research Assistant/Technician

Avant Meats

Avant Meats

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Avant is Asia’s first cultivated fish company. Avant’s technology offers a system to produce nutritious, tasty fish and functional marine proteins directly from fish cells at economically viable costs. The group’s end-to-end technology platform also allows continuous new product development from scratch all the way to production. Avant aims to be a global leader in producing traceable and sustainably cultivated proteins in a fully contained environment for food, skincare, and functional applications. Founded in 2018, Avant now has a presence in Singapore and Greater China. Avant has also been awarded Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and featured in Reuters, Financial Times, TIME, Forbes, The Telegraph, South China Morning Post, and CCTV. For more information, please visit


The role is suitable for a great team player who is proactive, driven, results-oriented, a dedicated high performer, and a keen learner. It offers abundant space for personal and professional growth.



·  One full-time onsite role based in North West region of Singapore

·  Candidates must be eligible to work in Singapore without the need for a company-sponsored work permit



•    Diploma or Higher NITEC in Biotechnology, Life Science, or other relevant scientific disciplines.

•    Experience in culturing suspension and adherent cells is required.

•    Able to independently execute laboratory experiments and tasks.

•    Experience with molecular biology techniques, including PCR, molecular cloning, immunofluorescence, Western blots, and other protein assays.


Job responsibilities:

•      Maintain cells in culture, including passaging, routine media exchange, harvest, and sampling.

•      Prepare buffer solutions and culture media.

•      Monitor and upkeep laboratory consumables.

•      Perform calibration, cleaning, and maintenance of lab equipment.

•      Cleaning and autoclaving glassware etc.

•      Maintain good housekeeping, stock keeping and various registry data input and updates in the laboratory.

•      Research and development of the manufacturing of cell products, including seed train, pilot, and large-scale productions of biomass.

•      Plan and carry out independent experiments to support inoculum generation, process optimization and characterization.

•      Operate lab scale and mid-scale bioreactor systems for suspension/adherent cell culture and feeding strategies.

•      Support troubleshooting for the manufacturing team and investigations for upstream process issues.

•      Support technology transfer of bioprocesses by coordinating resources and scheduling.

•      Author documents such as SOPs, protocols and batch records.

•      Liaise with vendors and third-party testing labs for procurement of materials or tests in a

•     Assist in other R&D assignments as advised by the management, including lab setup and other lab management tasks as necessary.

•      Communicate results and data in a timely and effective manner.

•      Follow health and safety procedures and implement paperwork as required.



•    High level of integrity and professionalism

•    Pragmatic, can-do spirit, and up to go beyond the comfort zone.

•    Open to and can learn from feedback through developing steps for improvement.

•    Eager to take up new challenges, proven ability to excel in an environment that is fast-paced and with a steep learning curve.

•    Self-motivated, inquisitive, durable, entrepreneurial in spirit with a genuine interest in new biotech & food technology, motivated to stay up to date with the latest knowledge in the industry.

•    Able to work independently and take full ownership of projects, focused on delivering timely results.

•    Methodical, detail-minded, and rigorous in research documentation, including digitization of data.

•    Great team player

•    Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

•    Immediate availability / short notice period is highly preferred.


Salary & Benefits:

•    5-day week

•    Competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experiences

•    Performance-based discretionary bonus

•    Medical insurance upon satisfactory completion of probation



All applications received will be used exclusively for employment purposes only. Please apply by sending your resume and a cover letter with your current and expected salary and date of availability to us by email to