Senior Engineer - Process Development
Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and clinical markets. The Company's technology will broaden the end user experience through improved data quality and simplified workflows to benefit discoveries and diagnosis in healthcare. We are looking for a driven, passionate professional to co-develop our processes with our products. We look for flexible candidates eager to build an amazing company and launch an amazing product! The Process Development team is integrated with our technology and product development teams, with a focus on pulling the technology out of the lab and enabling it in Operations. This role will be working on developing and implementing a functional QC process to ensure that all material meets specifications. Our products incorporating cutting-edge technology from synthetic organic, nucleotide, enzyme, and surface chemistry disciplines, which makes this role highly integrative. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Lead projects in the functional QC area to support the transfer and commercialization of the product/process, including design and implementation. - Participate in the process sustaining, definition and improvement, design, development, and quality test activities in the making of consumable products or support of processes/equipment used to sequence genomes - Design, plan and execute experiments within the functional QC production process that involve multiple chemistry disciplines. - Design, plan and execute product and process characterization experiments and stability studies. Lead the design of experiments, driving execution, data analysis, and presentation of outcomes, making recommendations based on data. - Build documentation for user and system requirements, participate in product design and development, and support integration and testing activities. - Work with development scientists and engineers to establish protocols and translate to standard operating procedures. - Lead complex investigations, troubleshooting product performance issues. REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: - Experimental design and statistical data analysis and visualization (such as JMP or R) are required; additional capabilities with image analysis and scripting are a plus. - Experience in pilot/full-production environments, including tech transfer activities, sustaining support, and continuous improvement is required. - Experience with chemical process operations and related analytical techniques and metrology including spectrophotometry, chromatography, AFM, LCMS, etc. - Creative and independent thinker; excellent communication skills; good team worker; ability to multitask and work independently; and ability to find creative solutions to problems are required. - Knowledge and use of computer software for technology and business purposes are required. - Ability to produce high-quality work with great attention to detail in a rapid and efficient manner. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - Successful candidates will have an educational background in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, or engineering physics, or similar fields. - Typically requires a bachelor’s degree with more than 5 years experience, OR Masters with 3-5, OR Ph.D. with 1-3 years experience. (an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered). - Experience in both development (new product introduction) and operations settings, preferably with experience commercializing products in a fast-paced environment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: - Must be able to lift 15 pounds
RED OPS41 We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment. We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness. We offer excellent benefits, which include a 401K plan, competitive health benefits, flexible vacation, and equity incentives. We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.