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Process Engineer, Engineered Cells at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego’s Engineering team prides itself in its breadth of skill sets and expertise that are largely responsible for new product and infrastructure development. To accomplish this, they have combined engineering, automation and science to solve the problems that no one discipline could tackle alone. As a Process Engineer within Synthego’s Engineering Team, you will apply your scientific and analytical skills to move new products and processes from R&D into production. You will be heavily involved in the full tech transfer process from inception and requirements gathering through to validation and delivery, ensuring our cell line development platform is well characterised, efficient, and can scalably produce high quality products. 

What You'll Do

    • Work with Synthego’s automation engineers to bring automated cell culture to the company
    • Understand and capture the requirements of new products / processes, such that our engineers can help make these a reality
    • Design and execute studies and data gathering exercises for new and existing protocols
    • Create analytical tools and models in order to better understand our factory and facilitate growth planning
    • Coordinate the execution of qualification and validation studies, ensuring we maintain tight control over what is shipped to customers
    • Identify and implement efficiency improvements in factory processes and layouts

About You

    • Master’s or PhD in a Life / Physical Science or Engineering
    • 3+yrs experience investigating, developing, and implementing manufacturing processes
    • Mapping processes in detail, down to the individual wells / volumes, and ensuring they are efficient and robust, is not a chore; it’s a hobby.
    • You understand how import robust validations / qualifications are to the life-cycle of a product - IQ/OQ/PQ aren’t just letters, they are a way of life.
    • You can analyse data from a variety of sources (machines / databases / people) and draw insightful conclusions in order to assist others
    • You can design experiments such as to prove you’ve designed a robust process that will produce high-quality product each and every time
    • You are comfortable in a range of software packages to perform modelling / analysis (Python preferred)
    • Multiple, medium-sized (quarter-long) projects running at the same time is something you are used to, both as an individual contributor and as project coordinator, and you’re looking to take on more
    • You have the ability to work diligently with minimal supervision and take initiative to drive project deadlines
    • You are meticulous in capturing goals, to-dos, and decisions made for yourself and those around you
    • You can work independently but consider yourself to be a team player

Nice to Haves

    • Familiarity with / broad knowledge of laboratory automation
    • Experience with design control / V-model product launches
    • Experience with mammalian cell culture and cell line development
    • Bonus points if you are familiar with the dark arts of liquid handling
    • You can provide evidence of working with Biology / Chemistry at scale
Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.
Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.