Senior Cell Culture Engineer

Job Description

Laboratory Solutions are working on a retained basis to recruit a permanent Senior Cell Culture Engineer for a rapidly expanding Synthetic biotech based in Boston, Massachusetts. This company have just secured a large amount of capital in their Series A funding round and are going through an exciting period of growth!

This role offers a very competitive package and a great time to join this biotech!

As a Senior Cell Culture Engineer you will:

  • Spearhead the roadmapping and development of mammalian bioreactor and upstream process infrastructure
  • Design and execute bioreactor and shake flasks experiments to develop mammalian cell culture processes for production of next-generation therapeutic modalities
  • Lead upstream process scale-up with commercial partners
  • Be a technical resource within the Synthetic Biology team by mentoring junior peers and adjacent technical roles
  • Collaborate with the Automation and Software teams to develop automated systems for coordinating bioreactor runs and integrating process data into our computational platform
  • Communicate ideas, data, and strategy with other technical members, executives, and commercial partners
  • Organize and document experiments and data in an electronic lab notebook

About you:

  • 6+ years experience in upstream process development at a biopharma company or CDMO
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or a related field. PhD is preferred but not required
  • Experience scaling-up an upstream mammalian cell culture process from benchtop to pilot or production-scale manufacturing
  • Deep mammalian cell culture expertise in CHO and viral vector production
  • Experience working with shake flasks and small-scale automated bioreactors (e.g., AMBR15) in industry
  • Knowledge of regulatory filing requirements
  • Mastery of bioreactor operations including fed-batch and perfusion modes
  • Experience with statistical tools/DOE for experimental design or process optimization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • If interested then please apply quickly as we are currently compiling a short list of candidates!