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Process Engineer - Technology Transfer and Sustaining Engineering - Slingshot Biosciences

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Job Title
Process Engineer - Technology Transfer and Sustaining Engineering
Job Location
Emeryville, CA
Job Description

Our north star is to make healthcare more accessible around the world. We are doing this by advancing cell biology to develop innovative solutions for human health.

Founded in 2012, and located in one of the largest biotech hubs in the world, Slingshot Biosciences is a growing life sciences company with a platform technology and paradigm-shifting mission to make synthetic cells the gold standard for all cell-based applications.  We currently have a suite of products that allow for rapid, stable instrument deployment and are poised to make headway into clinical markets with controls for engineered cell therapies.

At Slingshot, we value diversity and believe that a variety of backgrounds and experiences leads to more innovative ideas and a better understanding of our customers. Passion is at the core of our values, and employees are encouraged to pursue their passions in their work and contribute to the company's overall mission.

We desire motivated team members who appreciate the freedom to be creative and think outside the box to solve problems.  We offer an environment where employees are empowered to take ownership of their work, and have the ability to quickly contribute new ideas and iterate on current processes.  In everything we do, we are dedicated to delivering top-quality products and services to our customers which ultimately makes a significant impact on patient care.


We’re looking for a Process Engineer with expertise in biochemistry, polymer science and/or flow cytometry to join our team and support our portfolio of synthetic cell products. You will be working across a variety of company verticals, including Manufacturing Operations, R&D, and Process Development. Your primary objective is to support our New Product transfer to Manufacturing along with Sustaining activities within the Manufacturing Operations department. This means that you will be supporting our current manufacturing processes and facilitating the transfer of new products from R&D to Manufacturing. Once you support the transfer of a new product to Manufacturing, you will monitor the process, develop continuous improvements, and address any issues that arise in the process. To be successful in this role, you’ll need experience in chemistry and laboratory techniques as well as process engineering. Experience in flow cytometry is highly preferred. You should also be comfortable writing technical reports and analyses of your findings, with the goal of reporting results clearly to management. We are a small but growing team and the applicant must be comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Self-motivated and driven applicants are encouraged to apply. This is an on-site position that reports to the Director of Technology Transfer and Sustaining Engineering, in Emeryville, CA. 


  • Work in a cross functional team with Process Development, R&D and Manufacturing Operations to transition products from development into production.
  • Draft and edit SOPs.
  • Validate, monitor, improve, and support various products and manufacturing processes.
  • Train Manufacturing personnel on equipment and processes related to the manufacturing of Slingshot products.
  • Maintain critical Manufacturing equipment.
  • Generate technical reports and present them to the leadership team.
  • Support general lab activities (supply chain, operations).
  • Ensure compliance with laboratory health and safety guidelines.


  • Hands-on experience with standard laboratory workflows.
  • Create and execute process and equipment validation protocols.
  • Experience running flow cytometry experiments and analyzing flow cytometry data using FlowJo or other analysis software.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and software such as Minitab.
  • Lean/Six Sigma/DFSS experience is highly preferred.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory health and safety standards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and excellent communication skills/systems.
  • BS, MS or PhD in Engineering/Biochemistry/Polymer Science or equivalent with at least 3 years of relevant experience in Industry.

Our salary ranges are calculated by role and level. Your position within that range will be determined by your job-related knowledge, skills, experience, relevant education, and training/certifications. In addition to those factors, we also examine internal equity as well as consider current market rate, and title may be assessed one level lower or higher accordingly. After you join the company your performance, contributions, and results along with business and organizational needs will affect your base salary. The base salary range for this full-time position is between $80,000 - $110,000 + equity + benefits.

What we offer at Slingshot:

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Sick)
  • Family Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Fully stocked break room with food, snacks and beverages

Slingshot Biosciences requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of such vaccination will be required as part of the hiring process.

Slingshot Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 


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Slingshot Biosciences Headquarters Location

Emeryville, CA

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Slingshot Biosciences Company Size

Between 20 - 100 employees

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Slingshot Biosciences Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $11,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $23,000,000 USD

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