Cell Culture Banking Specialist, Engineered Cells


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 04/09/2021
  • Website: synthego.com
  • Company Address: 3565 Haven Ave, Suite 1, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, US

About Synthego

Synthego is turning molecular biology into an information science. We're building hardware facilities that abstract biological syntheses and research into software.

Our vision is to bring automation to genome engineering, enabling scientists to run their own fully-automated laboratory at low cost, performing millions of controlled, repeatable experiments per day without human error.

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, Synthego is a leading provider of genome engineering solutions. The company’s flagship product, CRISPRevolution, is a portfolio of synthetic RNA designed for CRISPR genome editing and research.

We are venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, 8VC, Intel Capital.

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Job Description

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 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 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
        Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
        Free catered lunches and dinners
        Onsite Gym
        Daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco (more locations to come)

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.

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