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Biomanufacturing Lead

GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.
Lexington, Massachusetts
Start date
Feb 24, 2023

Job Details


At GreenLight we are working to solve two of the world's greatest problems: global food insecurity and equal access to vaccines and the associated health benefits. Unlike most corporations who can be required to put profits ahead of other principles, GreenLight is one of the first Public Benefit Corporations to be publicly traded and have a charter that requires a focus on how it benefits its employees, community and society and has a broad portfolio addressing key issues in plant health and human health (Nasdaq: GRNA) by leveraging the full potential of dsRNA and mRNA. The GreenLight team is a  little over 260 people across our headquarters in Lexington, MA, an R&D facility and an R&D facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. GreenLight also has a biomanufacturing plant in Rochester, NY. Initiatives include finding ways to support biodiversity, protect bees and other pollinators, treat rare diseases as well as develop vaccines.

At GreenLight, we believe inclusion is the way forward. We celebrate the power of working together to address humanity’s challenges, meet the needs of underserved populations, and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Fueled by our aspiration for a true sense of belonging, our talented teams embody the principles of diversity and equality as we strive to bring food security, medicine, and healthcare to everyone—paving the way for a sustainable future. For more information, visit


We are seeking an experienced Biomanufacturing Associate for the Lexington, MA facility who can assume the lead role for the start-up and day to day operation of GreenLight’s cGMP manufacturing operation. This individual will assist in the installation and qualification of biomanufacturing equipment for GMP production.  They will also be tasked with helping to lead a team of junior manufacturing associates ensuring the success of day-to-day operations of the manufacturing processes. The position offers growth potential for an experienced associate to join the growing biomanufacturing team within a growing company. 


The senior associate / lead role is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for cGMP production of phase I/II clinical drug substance through to commercial processing in support of the GreenLight Bioscience portfolio. Initial focus is on the start-up of a new facility, support of facility/equipment commissioning and qualification, creation of necessary cGMP documentation.  

    • Aid in the installation, and qualification of respective bioprocessing equipment. 
    • Participate in the Tech Transfer of mRNA and other biopharmaceutical processes into the manufacturing suite. 
    • Assist in the scheduling and daily manufacturing activities to maintain that schedule. 
    • Participate in the creation of cGMP manufacturing SOPs and Batch records. 
    • Execute upstream and downstream; Fermentation, TFF and Chromatography processes in a GMP environment. 
    • Troubleshooting and assist in the resolution of manufacturing deviations and identification of root cause when required. 
    • Ensures the operations in the manufacturing suites are performed in a manner that secures the safety of his fellow associates and in accordance with the cGMP production standards. 
    • Assist in the identification of process improvements to enhance ease of operation and reduce errors. 
    • Work with tech transfer and QA to ensure the adherence to GMP principals in the manufacturing areas. 
    • Supports company and regulatory inspections as needed. 


  • Minimum 3 years in cGMP biomanufacturing or laboratory environment 
  • Experience with Fermentation and or Purification bioprocessing equipment.  
  • Experience with mRNA IVT and LNP processing
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills essential. 
  • Ability to follow Safety requirements, Standard Operating Procedures, and work under minimal supervision.  
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to interface with computerized systems required systems (i.e., Unicorn) and supporting business systems (i.e., Microsoft Teams, Quality and Document Management Systems etc.). 
  • Demonstrated capability to work as a lead for team member in a matrix manufacturing team. 
  • Ability to multitask, time management and prioritize activities.  
  • Demonstrated capability to work independently, as a team member in a matrix manufacturing team with other cross functional groups.  
  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment to lift up-to 25lb.  
  • Practical knowledge of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to handle hazardous materials throughout GMP manufacturing area. 


  • HS diploma, Associates Degree, or BS/BA in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent preferred. 
  • Professional certifications in relevant cGMP bioscience activities. 


Greenlight Biosciences Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

GreenLight requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for its employees.



GreenLight Biosciences is an integrated life sciences company with a cutting-edge platform to deliver higher-quality RNA at a lower cost and more quickly than was ever before possible.

GreenLight develops RNA products and collaborates with industry leaders to advance vaccine development, pandemic preparation, crop management, plant protection and support the health of bees and other pollinators. The GreenLight team values diversity, inclusion, and equality and promises to use collaboration to remain scientifically imaginative and passionately focused on making a difference in the world.

GreenLight is currently innovating in both the agriculture and life sciences industries. We aim to bring safe, effective solutions to market that are driven by rigorous scientific innovation. With your skills, you can help us get there.

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