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Cell Banking Specialist at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego is looking to hire a Cell Culture & Banking Specialist who would be responsible for completing and assisting with daily tasks associated with cell-related functions. Primary duties include producing various types of cells, and manufacturing final product for commercial distribution. Requirements include following, creating and updating SOPs as needed, performing daily tasks in a clean room / cGMP environment, and troubleshooting of manufacturing challenges. Follows established company rules, regulations and safety precautions, and maintains quality standards. Due to the nature of production, overtime and weekend work may be required depending on business needs.

What You'll Do

    • Performing aspects of cell-based production, including but not limited to: cell expansion, cell feeding, harvesting, counting and freezing; product seeding, labeling, intermediate formulations, and operation of robotic cell culturing system
    • Creating documentation for each task, including cleaning procedures, aseptic processing techniques, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and clean room safety practices and procedures
    • Performing production-related tasks as assigned by the the group lead. These tasks can include, but are not limited to, quality tasks, facilities maintenance requirements, ordering of supplies, materials, and equipment for production
    • Assist in training new and existing employees on the cell expansion manufacturing process
    • Assist in providing positive and constructive individual feedback and building teamwork

About You

    • Bachelor's or Associate's degree (AS) in related area; Biotech Program certificate from an accredited college
    • Two (2) years' prior working experience with cell culture in a manufacturing (Biotech / Pharmaceutical) environment
    • Hands-on-experience with commonly used production concepts, practices, and procedures such as cell culture and aseptic technique, required
    • General knowledge of clean room practices and familiarity with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) preferred
    • Must be detail-oriented with an ability to set priorities, and organize daily work requirements
    • Must be able to work as a team member and independently as required
    • Ability to perform calculations using weight measurement, volume, and distance governed by quality documents and SOPs required
    • Experience in writing and/or revising SOP’s, batch records, and other Quality/Compliance related documents required
    • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external group members by collaborating with sub-teams within manufacturing and across company
    • Effective communication and listening skills are required
    • Experience working with living human cells and various chemicals required
    • Must be able to lift 25lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco (more locations to come)
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners
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.