Production Manager
Enfinia Dna
Posted on 2/9/2024
Elegen

51-200 employees

Accelerates synthetic biology with rapid, high-quality DNA synthesis
Company Overview
Elegen stands out in the synthetic biology field with its proprietary DNA synthesis technology, ENFINIA DNA, which delivers long, linear DNA of up to 7000 bp with an impressively low error rate of 1:70,000 per bp in just 6-8 business days. This technology not only accelerates mRNA vaccine development workflows by eliminating the need for a master cell bank and plasmid production, but also makes gene therapy platforms more scalable and efficient by reducing the time required for gene synthesis. With a team led by renowned biotechnology scientists and entrepreneurs, Elegen is well-positioned to lead the industry in reprogramming biology to address significant human challenges.
Biotechnology

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$9.9M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

San Carlos, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

43%

2 year growth

126%
Locations
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
Biology & Biotech
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (such as Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or a related discipline)
  • 2+ years of experience lead production or manufacturing role in life sciences
  • Strong knowledge and working experience in cloning and gene synthesis processes
  • Proven ability to manage production batches and personnel schedules effectively
  • Experience in forecasting and maintaining KPIs
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Availability to provide support over the weekend as needed
Responsibilities
  • Timely Manufacturing of ENFINIA DNA: Manage batch and personnel schedules to ensure the timely manufacturing of the gene synthesis process. Coordinate with relevant teams to optimize efficiency and meet production targets. Assisting in scheduling shipping and customer manifest generation
  • Support ENFINIA DNA : Provide technical expertise and support to the existing process, ensuring its smooth operation. Identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to enhance its robustness and reliability by optimizing and streamlining current processes
  • Forecasting and KPIs: Assist in forecasting production needs and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to production volume, quality, and efficiency. Analyze data and disseminate key insights to internal stakeholders
  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the Product Development and Research and Development teams to drive process improvements. Share insights and contribute to the improvement of existing methods or technologies.
  • Team Management: Manage a small team of production associates, providing guidance, training, and support as needed. Ensure effective communication, teamwork, and adherence to safety and quality standards.
  • Troubleshooting and Weekend Support: Provide troubleshooting assistance to address any production issues. Additionally, offer support as needed on weekends to maintain production continuity and resolve any urgent matters.
Desired Qualifications
  • Basic bioinformatics and coding experience for data management
  • Experience with operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of liquid handling robots, PCR, general molecular biology tools and NGS library prep devices
  • Previous experience in managing a team
  • Experience in start-up environments-ability to anticipate and adapt changes and maintain orders