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Bioprocess Engineer I/II


SciFi Foods

California, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023
<p> <span style="font-weight:400;">SCiFi Foods is on a mission to create meat the world can depend on. We use synthetic biology to create the next generation of meat alternatives that use cell-based ingredients in combination with plant-based meat, enabling us to create a more meat-like taste than anything fully plant based ever could.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We are looking for a talented Bioprocess Engineer I/II to join our mammalian cell culture process development team in San Leandro, CA. In this role you will be an integral member of the Cell Culture team. You will test our newest beef cell lines and develop robust and cost effective processes for production at large scale.</span> <span style="font-weight:400;"> </span> <span style="font-weight:400;">This position will collaborate with scientist/engineer project leads to achieve project milestones and will report to the Lead of the Cell Culture team.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;"></span> <strong>Responsibilities</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Design, execute, and analyze cell culture experiments conducted in various formats (bioreactors, flasks, or shaken well plates)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Contribute to the cell culture process development including strain screening, media development, process optimization, and scale-down/scale-up studies</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Use engineering principles (mass and energy balances, thermodynamics) to ensure cell culture works across scales; systematically scale up the culture process</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Use of statistics and DoE principles in experimental design and analysis; make statistically informed decisions based on data</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Effectively communicate experimental results and implications across all levels of the RD team</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Develop bioreactor process scripts to test and optimize cell growth in controlled environments</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Modify and improve bioreactor hardware for increased functionality along with operating and maintaining bioprocess equipment (bio-analyzers, centrifuges, bioreactors, autoclaves, etc.)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Author tech transfer documents, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Batch Production Records (BPRs), and other quality/RD documentation as needed</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Minimum Qualifications</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Bachelor's or advanced in chemical engineering or related field with minimum 4+ years industry experience</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Hands-on experience with mammalian or microbial cell culture processes</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience with scale-up/operation of bioreactors/fermenters bench scale and/or above</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Demonstrated ability to apply conservation of mass and energy principles in data analysis and process modeling along with use of PID control principles</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience using statistics and DoE to design and analyze experiments</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Excellent aseptic technique and laboratory hygiene practices</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Understanding of mammalian cell physiology, metabolism, and growth kinetics</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Growth mindset with the ability to rapidly adapt</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">A team player that works towards the success of the group and company</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Considers safety of paramount importance</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Nice to have (but not required):</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience with miniature bioreactor systems, such as Sartorius’ Ambr systems or Applikon’s micro-Matrix</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience with high-throughput plate-based experiments in support of process development efforts (e.g. assays of media or metabolite components, screening of cells or media ingredients, etc.)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Demonstrated use of automation (e.g. liquid handling stations) for high-throughput experiments</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Use of software packages such as JMP, R, or Python</span></li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We are looking for candidates who are curious about food and science, who are driven to innovate, and who want to work on the future of meat. We work as a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and diverse team that is committed to a big vision for positive impact. Successful candidates will be excited to work in a dynamic startup environment and contribute as a key member of a project team. Join us in our quest to redefine what’s possible!</span> </p> <p> <em> <span style="font-weight:400;">SCiFi Foods offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental and insurance, paid time off, and more. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. This position is for our San Leandro, CA location.</span> </em> </p> <p> <br> <br> </p>
SciFi Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
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