SF Peninsula, North
Competitive - includes bonus and stock.
Oct 22, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time


  • The Group: Small and rapidly growing cell therapy company is establishing a new technical group focused on expanding its viral vector production and analytics capacity to support its novel cell therapy platform-technology.
  • The Position: The viral vector group has defined this new Process Engineer role to help develop robust and scalable processes for upstream development of clinical viral vectors by evaluating and implementing novel process technologies and by developing and supporting process optimization efforts to increase robustness, yield, and purity. - - - Would apply knowledge and motivation to identifying new ways to improve systems and practices. - - - Would design and execute experiments to make these determinations and would convey the results, data, and analyses via reports and communication to team members and senior staff and via presentations to small and large groups. - - - As a key technical driver within this newly-formed viral vector group, would help build the team’s capabilities from the ground up and would interact regularly with exceptionally dedicated and high-caliber scientists and engineers from diverse disciplines while conducting pioneering science in a dynamic and mutually supportive work environment. As a viral vector process development team driver, will play a key role and have a strategic voice in optimizing viral vector production to advance novel cell therapy development. - - - This role entails applying a full spectrum of viral vector process development skills, contributing both thought leadership and lab skills while interacting with a spectrum of talented and collaborative co-workers from diverse teams including R&D, Analytics, Quality, Manufacturing, and others.
  • The Supervisor: Because the hiring manager for this role is not a micromanager, it’s essential to bring in someone who’s equally passionate about science, is self-directed, is good at follow-through, is ready to put in lab time (i.e., is not exclusively a desk jockey), who’s detail-oriented, is rigorous about generating quality data, and who has the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • The Work Culture: Many people who’ve joined this company claim it's the best place they've ever worked. Their common feedback includes a.) respect for the senior management team that promotes communication and professional growth; b.) regard for the high caliber of technical talent throughout the organization; c.) up-and-down support that makes it easier to actually get things done; and d.) the biotech's exceptionally collaborative work culture.


  • PhD or MS in a relevant discipline or a BSE.
  • Expertise in molecular biology, cell culture, and process development,
  • Experience in process development focused in viral development, production, and analytics.
  • Hands-on experience applying the following technical tools: qPCR / flow cytometry; bioreactor process development and use for viral manufacturing; and medium selection and optimization.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in identifying novel systems and practices.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in developing and supporting process optimization to increase process robustness and improve viral yield and purity.
  • A professional work style that includes self-direction; organization; attention to detail; ability to multitask; thorough follow through; ability to work well both independently and as a team member; rigorous documentation skills; commitment to generating quality data, quality results, and quality analyses; and the communication skills to clearly report and present to diverse audiences.


  • Use BioSpace's "Apply" link, or email resume directly to referencing job code PD/VV/PE/vv.