Cell Culture Banking Specialist

94063, Redwood City
Jun 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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 Perks & Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at a rapid growth company
    • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • Free catered lunches and dinners with fully stocked kitchen & snacks
    • Onsite Gym
    • Daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco
    • Paid parental leave
    • Flexible paid time off
    • Learning and Development resources 

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.