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Staff Applications Engineer

Updated on 7/18/2024



51-200 employees

Integrated platform for cell therapy manufacturing

Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$90k - $210kAnnually


San Bruno, CA, USA

Data Science
Data Engineering
Data & Analytics
Required Skills
  • BS or MS in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field with 12+ years of process development experience in the cell and gene therapy field OR PhD in relevant fields with 6+ years of industry experience in the cell and gene therapy field
  • 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
  • Python scripting experience is a plus
  • Experience with flow cytometry and cell based assays preferred
  • Strong understanding of cell biology and immunology preferred
  • Creative, self-motivated, eager to take on a wide variety of tasks and grow with the evolving technology
  • Strong understanding of cell biology and immunology preferred
  • On-site technical support of and collaboration with Process Development Team
  • Design and execute complex experiments using sound scientific principles and statistical approaches (DOE)
  • Interface internally and cross-functionally with Analytical Development, MSAT, Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering
  • Provide technical training and guidance to junior team members
  • Author high-quality technical documents, procedures, reports, white papers
  • Analyze and present technical results to peers and senior leadership

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