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Cell Culture Manager, Engineered Cells

Company: Synthego
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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 bringing multidisciplinary fields together to solve problems that no one field can tackle alone.

We are searching for an innovative leader to manage our Cell Culture team in the Engineered Cells Department. With a focus on quality and scale, this role will be responsible for establishing world-class operating protocols. The ideal candidate is well-versed in cell culture, project management, lean manufacturing, visual management, and has experience working with mammalian cell editing and genotyping. This position requires the tact to mentor and develop others, as well as the sense of urgency and ability to get hands-on when necessary.

What You'll Do

  • Manage, mentor, and develop a growing team of cell banking associates responsible for onboarding, maintaining, editing, and genotyping mammalian cells.
  • Design and implement standardized laboratory management and maintenance protocols leveraging lean manufacturing methodologies
  • Develop scalable processes (such as mammalian cell culture and harvest processes, purification processes, etc.)Collaborate with science, engineering, and marketing teams to design and implement innovative solutions to meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Coordinate with systems engineering and quality to ensure the seamless transfer of new products and processes into production
  • Uphold strict production and quality control processes to ensure incoming, in-process, and finished goods materials meet all published specifications
  • Participate in the site audit program, ensuring compliance to all published procedures
  • Author and maintain production standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions (WIs), and Forms
  • Investigate Customer Complaints and Non Conformances; identify root causes and implement corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs)
  • Ensure lab standards are upheld, labware and equipment are properly maintained, and hazardous materials are disposed of in accordance with regulatory requirements

About You

  • 3+ years experience managing a production laboratory operation
  • 5+ years experience handling mammalian cells, immortalized and primary
  • Strong understanding of process control, aseptic technique, cell culture, laboratory best practices, continuous improvement methodologies, and lean manufacturing principles, including 5S, Gemba, and Kaizen
  • Experience with formal quality management systems required
  • Innovative, motivated, and independent leader possessing a player/coach mentality
  • Previous experience in successfully managing a scientific function
  • Proven skills building and maintaining productive relationships with organizational partners such as manufacturing and quality
  • Ability to lead effectively in a matrixed organization
  • Excellent communication and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

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.

Keywords: Synthego, Redwood City , Cell Culture Manager, Engineered Cells, Other , Redwood City, California

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