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Research Scientist (Tissue Engineering)

Avant Meats

Avant Meats

Hong Kong · China
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023

Avant is the first cultivated meat company in Greater China and the first cultivated fish company in Asia. 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 www.avantmeats.com.


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



·    Full-time

·    Station in Hong Kong

·    May require travel in the region and beyond


•    A doctoral or master’s degree from a well-established university is required. Specialization in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, bioengineering, biotechnology, or related disciplines

•    Minimum one year’s work experience in related applications essential 

•    Experience in process development and computational modeling will be an advantage

•    Prior experience in carrying out independent research is preferred

•    Candidates with more experience and proven management capability will be considered for the leadership role of a team. Candidates with less experience will be considered for a member of the R&D team

Job responsibilities:

•    Research and development of primary cell culture, tissue engineering, 3D culture, growth medium, and process scaling up

•    Establish and implement standard operating procedures

•    Perform literature research, experimental design and implementation, documentation, and data analysis

•    Contribute to publications, presentations, and assist with patent applications

•    Assist in other R&D assignments as necessary


•    High level of integrity and professionalism

•    Self-motivated, inquisitive, entrepreneurial in spirit with a genuine interest in new biotech & alternative protein 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

•    Great team player

•    Excellent command of written and spoken English

Salary & Benefits:

•    5-day week

•    Competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experiences

•    Performance-based discretionary bonus

•    For overseas candidates, we take care of the Hong Kong employment visa application with cooperation from the candidates.


All applications received will be used exclusively for employment purposes only. Please apply by sending your CV with your expected salary and date of availability to iris.yiu@avantmeats.com.