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Head of Facilities - Prolific Machines

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Job Title
Head of Facilities
Job Location
Emeryville, CA
Job Description

Prolific Machines is an innovative startup biotech on a mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture. We believe that we have the only solution to make cultured meat at a price that is competitive with factory farming. We are looking for mission-driven, skilled, and kind people to help create the alternative we need to transition to a more sustainable and healthy future. 

Diversity: We value diverse people, perspectives, and knowledge. To this end, we aim to foster a sense of belonging that enables everyone to bring their whole, authentic self to work everyday. We are committed to growing a diverse and inclusive team that encompasses all types of people. We believe this can only be achieved by acknowledging the ancestral, historic, and current systemic and communal inequities.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Facilities who:

  • Has 15+ years of experience across different company sizes and stages (multiple start-ups and/or scale-ups at different stages) within the biotech industry with a proven record of successful execution of projects from research labs, to pilot, and manufacturing.
  • Experience working with a wide range of architectural and engineering firms for facility design.
  • Work closely with Lab Management, Bioprocess Engineering, and Operations to manage build out and expansion of Prolific facilities. 
  • Experience managing large capital projects from conception to completion.

Nice to haves: 

  • Maintain a master equipment list and manage relationships with external vendors for maintenance and repairs.
  • Actively partners with the leadership team to fine-tune strategic goals and develop long term facilities plans.
  • Works closely with landlords to negotiate lease terms for new spaces while maintaining constructive relationships.
  • Is a great communicator with strong organizational skills and a creative, resolution-seeking personality.
  • Is an excited enabler with a passion for helping to grow the company, and can dynamically take on the plurality of challenges that are inherent to startups.

The Head of Facilities would serve as the primary representative of Prolific Machines internally and externally for facility design, build out, and real estate. In this role, you would be a key decision maker for how we expand our existing laboratory facilities, as well as how we build our future pilot and manufacturing sites. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced facilities leader to grow with the company and take on increasing responsibility as our team and footprint grows.

At Prolific Machines we aim to cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a team that challenges each other to be better every day!

Salary Range: $140-200k


Location: The San Francisco Bay Area (Emeryville)

Compensation: Competitive salary (bi-weekly payments), stock options (subject to vesting), performance-based bonus, and free lunch every day!

Benefits: Outstanding Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (including full spouse coverage), 401k plan with employer contributions, unlimited paid time off.

Evaluation: In lieu of the traditional application process of a CV and cover letter, we would rather give you an opportunity to tell us about yourself on your own terms by answering the below three questions. How you answer these is up to you: in words (narrative or otherwise), video, or visually. However, we do ask that it is concise (e.g less than 200 words for written answers). If applying by video or visually please send your application to

Prolific Machines Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Prolific Machines Company Size

Between 10 - 20 employees

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Prolific Machines Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $42,000,000 USD

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