Senior Process Development Engineer

San Francisco Bay Area
Operations – Process Development /
Full Time
/ On-site
About The Company:

Orbillion is a top-tier cell-cultured meat company that crafts premium heritage meats from wagyu beef, wild elk, lamb, and American bison. After only 4 months of development time, we presented three of our four flavorful meats in a first-ever exclusive tasting in San Francisco (check out the video). 

Orbillion is led by CEO Patricia Bubner, PhD, CTO Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay, PhD, and COO Samet Yildirim, MSc, MBS. Together, our three founders have more than 30 years of combined experience in rapid development and scale-up of mammalian cell culture as well as business and product development. 

We’re proud to have an all-star advisory board, which includes high-profile food and biotech experts such as Matt Croughan (ex-Genentech, ex-Sapphire Energy, ex-KGI), Greg Hiller (ex-Pfizer), Ron Shigeta (ex-IndieBio), Guy Crims (Master Wagyu Butcher at Niku Steakhouse, the best steakhouse in SF), and Jay Keasling (UC Berkeley professor and entrepreneur).  

Our team went through Y Combinator and raised a total of $6.4M from experienced food and agriculture investors and science-savvy angel investors including: At One Ventures (investors in Climax Foods, Finless Foods, Wild Earth), FoundersX Ventures (investors in SpaceX), Prithi Ventures (investors in Mission Barns, Turtle Tree Labs), Quiet Capital, and others. And, we graduated from Creative Destruction Lab’s Climate Stream.

Now, we’re focused on building our team and bringing our first product - Wagyu beef - up to pilot scale.

What We Offer:
• Exciting opportunity to contribute to and work with a small, talented, and fun team.
• Competitive base salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package.
• Flexible work week.
• Room for growth within the company.
• Drinks, snacks, and happy hours with the team.
• The opportunity to taste the future of meat.

JOB DESCRIPTION:          Develop serum-free media for use in cell culture applications at lab and pilot scale. Design and validation of process methodology at small scale. Plan, design, and analyze experiments to scale up       operations from lab to pilot plant scale. Specify and lead lab instrument installations, validations for lab/pilot operations and user training for lab protocols. Develop adherent cell culture processes with substrate/ scaffold analysis for use in product development and scale-up efforts for cell-cultured meat production. Develop DOE (Design of Experiments) for media screening studies and perform multivariate data analysis. Develop process simulation to model pilot plant operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:           Master’s in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Biopharmaceutical Processing, Biochemistry or any related field of study (foreign academic equivalent degree accepted) field plus one [1] year of experience. Will accept a Bachelor’s or foreign academic equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Biopharmaceutical Processing, Biochemistry or any related field of study plus [5] years of progressively responsible experience in lieu of Master’s plus 1 year of experience.

One [1] year work experience with Validation Testing and SAP/ERP applications and Three (3) months of work experience with Cell Line Adaptation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Matlab, JMP, SuperPro bioprocess engineering software, ViCell, Nova Biopharma required
$127,150 - $135,000 a year

We're a diverse team and an equal opportunity employer.

At Orbillion, we believe everybody should have the opportunity to live and work as their whole, authentic selves. And we know that as a company we're stronger because of it. We encourage people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs, national origins, abilities, neurotypes, experiential backgrounds (including veteran status), and cultural identities to consider a career at Orbillion. We look forward to meeting you.