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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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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

  • 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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  • Process Engineer IISan Leandro, CA

    At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. We are seeking an experienced Process Engineer who will manage a broad range of project activities to successfully scale processes from the bench through pilot plant and into CMOs.

    What you’ll do:

    • Lead internal pilot plant build-out with equipment design and procurement. Lead equipment and utility commissioning/decommissioning and process startup.
    • Be responsible for maintaining reliable process equipment performance in one or more manufacturing areas at the pilot/manufacturing facilities including fermentation and utility systems. Resolve daily operational issues in assigned area(s). Work with equipment vendor on equipment maintenance and upgrade. Perform troubleshooting, corrections, and process performance optimization.
    • Lead drafting equipment process/sanitization SOP and Preventive Maintenance plans of various process and utility equipment. Conduct training of process team.
    • Work closely with our internal Process Development and CMO/CRO partners to deliver an on-target and scalable technology package for product commercialization.
    • Support process technology transfer to guarantee accuracy, conformity and competitiveness of the process and techniques utilized.
    • Provide input and analysis to process design, establish scale-up/scale-down parameters using engineering fundamentals (mixing, mass transfer, heat transfer, modeling, etc.) and cooperatively work with the teams to develop and optimize process control strategies for fermentation and DSP.
    • Support delivering the process technology transfer package and evaluate compatibility of internal and external CMO/CRO facilities with the process requirements. This will include the development of the process design basis, including the sizing, selection and/or retrofit of equipment, mass balance and instrument control.

    What we’re looking for:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical Engineering preferred) or Life Sciences with 5+ years experience.
    • Prior food GMP experience in a food biotech a plus. Prior experience with production scale biotech process equipment a plus. Prior experience with automation engineering is a plus.
    • Good at trouble shooting and problem solving.
    • Good oral and written communication skill, and good admin skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to communicate using telephone and e-mail.
    • Efficient multi-tasker.
    • Full written and verbal fluency in English.
    • Some work travel required.

    Additional

    • 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