Scientist – Process Development


Posted on 6/18/2024



51-200 employees

Integrated platform for cell therapy manufacturing

Data & Analytics

Junior, Mid, Senior, Expert

San Bruno, CA, USA

  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field with 0-15 years of process development experience in the cell and gene therapy field
  • Familiarity working on a GMP and/or Clinical Manufacturing setting strongly preferred
  • Extensive experience designing scale-up experiments and troubleshooting semi-automated instruments
  • Hands-on experience with both autologous and allogeneic cell therapy manufacturing processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to interpret, summarize, and present scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience with flow cytometry and cell based assays preferred
  • Strong understanding of cell biology and immunology
  • Creative, self-motivated, eager to take on a wide variety of tasks and grow with the evolving technology
  • Design and execute complex experiments using scientific principles and statistical approaches (DOE) to support the development of the Cellares platform
  • Interface internally and cross-functionally with Analytical Development, MSAT, Quality, Manufacturing, BD, Product, and Engineering to implement new processes and technologies as part of the core technology transfer team
  • Author high-quality technical documents, procedures, and reports
  • Analyze and present technical results at departmental meetings
  • Perform routine laboratory activities including ordering, restocking, and equipment qualification/maintenance
  • Gather and review system requirements, develop robust test plans, oversee and support execution of experiments
  • Develop training materials for scientific methods and techniques, train and onboard new hires
  • Serve as subject matter expert where appropriate for the cell and gene therapy process, provide technical insights and support in troubleshooting and root cause investigations

Cellares offers the Cell Shuttle, an integrated platform for cell therapy manufacturing, utilizing Industry 4.0 technologies to enable true walk-away, end-to-end automation, modular hardware, purpose-built process design software, and scalable manufacturing from preclinical to commercial scale, resulting in reduced process failure rates and up to 70% cost reduction compared to manual processes. The company aims to accelerate access to life-saving cell therapies by deploying Cell Shuttles in Smart Factories globally, partnering with academia, biotechs, and pharma companies to lower manufacturing costs and meet global patient demand.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



South San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth