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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

  • Lab AssistantSan Leandro, CA

    At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a LAB ASSISTANT to join our team in San Leandro, CA.  

    The Lab Assistant will be contributing to successful experiments and workflow in the lab and pilot plant by preparing sterile glassware, supplies, and preparing media. This is a great opportunity to learn while supporting a variety of scientific disciplines (Analytical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Fermentation, Downstream, and Lab Operations). The Lab Assistant will report to the Lab Manager and will interact daily with scientific staff. This is a full-time non-exempt position working 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.

    Key Responsiblities

    • Transport, clean and sterilize glassware, plasticware and lab equipment by safely operating an autoclave, a commercial dishwasher (Lancer) and handwashing sensitive glassware
    • Pack and prepare sterile supplies     
    • Assemble and disassemble fermentation equipment for cleaning and sterilization
    • Prepare biological media, stock solutions, and buffers according to standard operating procedures to meet or exceed turn-around-time expectations; calculate media protocol changes as needed
    • Record accurate batch records with methodical approach to media making
    • Maintain lab, media prep rooms and chemical storage areas through general cleaning, inventory and organizing storage of lab supplies and glassware and prompt processing of packages and shipments
    • Maintain a regular inventory of chemicals and ingredients; order as needed to maintain stock of general lab supplies, solutions and media to avoid delays in media production
    • Safely handle and proper disposal of laboratory and biohazard waste
    • Follow company policies, procedures and safety protocols including performance of weekly and monthly safety inspections (safety showers, eye wash stations, spill kits)
    • Provide input in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of lab processes and procedures
    • Troubleshoot issues in real time; notify supervisor and coordinate with additional personnel as needed

    Requirements

    • Associates degree or certificate in Biotechnology, Biotechnology Operations, Biotechnology Assistant or equivalent; Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline welcome
    • 1 year of experience working in a lab
    • Able to stand for long periods of time, walk, squat, bend, waist twist, kneel, climb stairs/ladders, reaching up to shoulder height, and routinely lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 lbs
    • Knowledge of lab sanitation and sterilization methods, procedures, and equipment; experience with autoclaves and commercial dishwashers preferred
    • Experience in management and disposal of biohazardous waste and hazardous chemicals; Title 22 training a plus
    • A motivated self-starter able to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and proactively identify needs in a fast-paced dynamic environment
    • Familiarity with standard lab safety practices and procedures; experience with safety programs a plus
    • Strong work ethic and attention to detail, reliable record keeping, and excellent organizational skills
    • Customer service-oriented team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and basic computer skills; experience keeping a lab notebook a plus
    • Ability to learn and retain new concepts quickly
    • Experience with lab practices, running & improving test methods, material preparation, and batch assessment preferred; knowledge of large batch Fermentation media preferred

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  • 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.

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