Production Specialist, CRISPRevolution (GMP)


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 02/11/2021
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  • 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 enabling genome engineering at scale with a blend of scientific instrumentation, industrial automation, and data science. Our team of scientists and engineers are putting multidisciplinary fields together to solve problems that no one field can tackle alone. We are searching for motivated, efficient, and hands-on individuals interested in advancing science through the manufacturing of our CRISPR products. As a Production Specialist at Synthego, you will join our growing operations team and have direct responsibility for the end-to-end manufacturing of our GMP sgRNA products. This role requires a strong attention to detail, experience working in a GMP compliant environment and oligonucleotide manufacturing.   
Sunday through Thursday; 10:00AM – 6:30PM
Tuesday through Saturday; 2:30pm - 11:00pm

What You'll Do

    • Responsible for end-to-end oligonucleotide manufacturing including reagent preparation, equipment set-up, synthesis and post-processing (cleavage and deprotection, purification, and lyophilization) of GMP sgRNA products
    • Follow established SOPs and revise SOPs, as necessary to ensure compliance.
    • Properly record, analyze, and maintain batch records and supporting data per good documentation practices
    • Execute batch production records or protocols independently, efficiently, and in compliance with site and quality management system requirements
    • Collaborate with Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Warehouse, and other cross-functional teams to meet deadlines
    • Practice continuous improvement by contributing ideas and suggestions to new and existing processes
    • Operate complex robotic high-throughput systems to manage products through a highly automated workflow
    • Organize, stock, and maintain work area to 5S and safety standards
    • Capture production data in compliance with site and quality management system requirements.
    • Identify, communicate, and escalate processing or quality related issues.
    • Ability to author documents such as protocols, change control records, deviation, master production records and SOPs.

About You

    • BS/MS in Chemistry or a relevant sciences field or in lieu of degree relevant work experience
    • 3 years of oligonucleotide manufacturing experience
    • 2+ years of experience working within a cGMP production environment or laboratory
    • Experience running HPLC and solid phase extraction workflows a plus
    • Desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment
    • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Strong commitment to quality
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to meet departmental goals
    • Self starter who is comfortable working with limited guidelines
    • Able to lift/move up to 25 pounds.
    • Comfortable to sit and/or stand for extended periods (up to 4 hours)
About Us
Synthego is a genome engineering company that enables the acceleration of life science research and development in the pursuit of improved human health.
The company leverages machine learning, automation, and gene editing to build platforms for science at scale. With its foundations in engineering disciplines, the company’s platforms vertically integrate proprietary hardware, software, bioinformatics, chemistries, and molecular biology to advance basic research, target validation, and clinical trials.
By providing both commercial and academic researchers and therapeutic developers with unprecedented access to cutting-edge genome engineering, Synthego is at the forefront of innovation, accelerating the development of truly engineered biology.

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