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Computational Biology

  • Senior Scientist: Computational BiologySan Leandro, CA

    At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. We are seeking an expert in computational protein design. The successful candidate will help plan and lead the design of functional protein products.

    What you’ll do:

    • Understand and critically review existing protein product biochemical and structural data
    • Analyze and develop mechanistic models of functional structural proteins
    • Develop technologies for and perform the computational design of proteins
    • Participate in the development of novel design methodologies including automation and scale-up of Geltor’s protein design platform

    What we’re looking for:

    • PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, structural biology, computational biology, or related field.
    • Excellent proficiency with molecular modeling and design packages, such as Rosetta, and visible track record in computational protein design.
    • Proven experience in structural protein design is highly desirable.
    • Experience with computer programming or scripting (C/C++, Python) is highly desirable.
    • Willing to work in a high-performance environment, able to work autonomously and possesses strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability and willingness to work in a team.

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General, Finance & Administrative

  • VP of FinanceSan Leandro, CA

    At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. We’re looking for a highly motivated, dynamic individual to oversee all aspects of our finance and accounting operations, from financial analytics and reporting to budgeting, forecasting, optimization, and more. This role will report directly to the CEO.

    What you’ll do:

    • Own financial planning, analysis, reporting and forecasting across the company
    • Oversee accounting, billing, payroll, and expense management operations
    • Collaborate with executive leadership to formulate and execute Geltor’s overall financial plan
    • Monitor and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual operating results against budget
    • Deliver quarterly and annual financial reports to executive leadership and the Board of Directors
    • Coordinate annual financial audits and work to ensure tax compliance

    What we’re looking for:

    • 10+ years of experience in financial planning and analysis, with at least 5 years of experience in a director-level role (or higher)
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field
    • Experience in industrial biotech or manufacturing strongly preferred
    • Prior experience within a startup environment strongly preferred
    • Advance qualification (CPA, MBA, or MA/MS) strongly preferred
    • Ability to build, lead and coach a finance team including full-time members, contractors, and third-party partners
    • Ability to focus on both short-term goals and broader business initiatives
    • Ability to remain flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

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Molecular Biology

  • Director of Synthetic BiologySan Leandro, CA

    At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. As the Director of Synthetic Biology, you will be a key member of Geltor’s leadership team and your skills and expertise will guide the team that designs and builds the microbes that produce superior protein-based materials.

    What you’ll do:

    • Advise and support the Chief Technology Officer in overseeing the development of new designer proteins and microbial engineering projects
    • Design new proteins
    • Develop novel non-model microbes into production hosts
    • Collaborate with the fermentation and downstream teams to optimize production hosts
    • Maintain a system for regular documentation of ideas and results including keeping up-to-date lab notebook recordings documenting results and ideas for improvements
    • Be up to date on relevant scientific literature
    • Statistical analysis of complex data sets
    • Working with CROs for sequencing, DNA synthesis, and small-scale fermentations
    • Teach and mentor junior employees

    What we’re looking for:

    • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cancer biology or genetics or related discipline
    • 5-10 years of experience working in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
    • Experience managing 3+ scientists
    • Proven track record of applying innovative genetic, molecular and cell biological techniques to the discovery and development of industrially relevant targets
    • Be an effective communicator, highly motivated, organized, and team-oriented
    • Ability to work effectively in a highly-collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment, and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities 
    • Plus: Experience in metabolic engineering
    • Plus: Experience working with multiple microbial hosts
    • Plus: Experience drafting patents
    • Plus: Experience with automating workflows

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Process Development

  • Pilot Plant ManagerSan Leandro, CA

    Geltor is looking for a Pilot Plant Manager to oversee operations in their current Pilot Plant facility in San Leandro, CA.

    This position will execute a variety of production-related operations in a small-scale pilot plant, including upstream production of Geltor’s proprietary proteins, performing supporting activities such as bioreactor and media preparation, sterilization, equipment set-up/cleaning, execution of feeding protocols, data collection and analysis.
    Additional activities will include defining & documenting operation practices to emphasize that all operations occur efficiently and safely, commissioning new equipment, maintaining and troubleshooting all equipment and designing schedules for Pilot Plant operations. The Pilot Plant manager is expected to bring in the rigor of GMP-like facilities to the team.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Operate and manage the upstream production of Geltor’s protein using SIP/CIP bioreactors
    • Prepare, sterilize, operate and turnaround bioreactors for weekly operations
    • Test processes recommended by small scale labs and adapt them for scale-up to CMOs. Understand existing methods and deploy them to the Pilot plant.
    • Perform process development related to manufacturing
    • Generate reliable and transferrable data and prepare tech transfer data packages
    • Train personnel on safe handling and operations of equipment
    • Routinely assist with downstream purification of proteins
    • Assist personnel working in PP to achieve high levels of operational and documentation-related efficiency
    • Future duties will include assisting with expansion of PP as well as implementing shift structures
    • Travel to CMOs as needed

    Requirements:

    • Bachelors or equivalent in a scientific field
    • 10+ years of Manufacturing and Operations experience in the bio-pharma or food industry
    • Experience plant set-up, plant managements and supervising people
    • Strong knowledge of GMP with experience bringing various levels of GMP into practice
    • Familiarity with analytical techniques like HPLC, Protein electropherisis etc.
    • Prior experience writing SOPs, maintaining batch records, and writing and implementing cleaning & operational protocols

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  • Process Development Associate II: DSPSan Leandro, CA

    At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Our growing Downstream Process team is seeking a Process Development Associate II.

    What you’ll do:

    • Be an active member of the process development team operating protein processing technologies and equipment such as centrifugation, cell disruption/protein extraction, tangential flow filtration, depth filtration, and column adsorption between 5 – 1000L fermentation scale.
    • Follow and execute experimental design protocols, equipment and process SOPs, and production batch records to perform protein separation.
    • Participate in pilot equipment and utility commissioning and decommissioning.
    • Participate in troubleshooting initiatives related to processing, quality and equipment.
    • Support successful technology transfer and scale-up of processes to CRO/CMO partners.
    • Demonstrate excellent record keeping and accountability.
    • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe workplace.
    • Communicate using telephone and e-mail in the performance of duties.

    What we’re looking for:

    • Associate’s degree. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Life Sciences is a plus.
    • 2- 5 years of experience in pilot plant or manufacturing operations (food, biochemical and/or pharmaceutical). GMP experience is a plus.
    • Understanding and working knowledge of sanitary biotech processes, systems, pilot scale manufacturing equipment, and downstream process scale-up and troubleshooting.
    • Self-motivated individuals with strong oral and written communications skills with good organization skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain high-quality records and inventory.
    • Efficient multitasker.
    • Full written and verbal fluency in English.

    Additional details:

    • Occasional domestic and international travel at various times during projects. Travel is intermittent and varies by stage of project.

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  • Senior Process Development Associate I: DSPSan Leandro, CA

    At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Our growing Downstream Process team is seeking a Senior Process Development Associate I.

    What you’ll do:

    • Be an active member of the process development team operating protein processing technologies and equipment such as centrifugation, cell disruption/protein extraction, tangential flow filtration, depth filtration, and column adsorption between 5 – 1000L fermentation scale.
    • Follow and execute experimental design protocols, equipment and process SOPs, and production batch records to perform protein separation.
    • Participate in pilot equipment and utility commissioning and decommissioning.
    • Participate in troubleshooting initiatives related to processing, quality and equipment.
    • Support successful technology transfer and scale-up of processes to CRO/CMO partners.
    • Demonstrate excellent record keeping and accountability.
    • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe workplace.

    What we’re looking for:

    • Associate’s degree. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Life Sciences is a plus.
    • 2- 5 years of experience in pilot plant or manufacturing operations (food, biochemical and/or pharmaceutical). GMP experience is a plus.
    • Understanding and working knowledge of sanitary biotech processes, systems, pilot scale manufacturing equipment, and downstream process scale-up and troubleshooting.
    • Self-motivated individuals with strong oral and written communications skills with good organization skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain high-quality records and inventory.
    • Efficient multitasker.
    • Full written and verbal fluency in English.

    Additional details:

    • Occasional domestic and international travel at various times during projects. Travel is intermittent and varies by stage of project.

    Apply Now