Senior Process Chemist / Engineer

Organization
10x Genomics
Job Location
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Job Description

10x is looking for an outstanding individual to be responsible for taking processes from concept feasibility phase to full implementation in a commercial manufacturing facility.  The position requires a technical understanding of various chemistries such as organic synthesis, polymerization and surface chemistries.  Based upon your understanding of these chemistries develop, characterize and optimize processes required to manage these chemistries at volume in production.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in process development, scale-up, process implementation and validation in a commercial manufacturing facility with deep technical expertise in surfactants, polymers, or analytical chemistry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, characterize and optimize a broad range of chemistry based production processes.
  • Integration of these chemistries into various fluidic handling mechanisms.
  • Experimentation to develop a deep understanding of the underlying reaction mechanisms and interactions, cause and effect, failure modes, guard band studies and optimization using DOE methodologies.
  • Identify and optimize any compounding factors, such a temperature, environment, workflow, pressures, reagent concentrations that could impact the resulting product.
  • Scale up and develop alternative production processes to meet demand as 10x Genomics continues to grow.
  • Develop process QC methods to ensure processes are in control.
  • Implement statistical process control tools.
  • Verification that the output manufactured products meet all requirements.
  • Install and verify equipment, document processes and train operators.
Requirements
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Process Engineering or related field.
  • 5 years relevant experience developing successful processes in the life science industry.
  • Strong Process Transfer experience demonstrating control of manufacturing processes through appropriate Process Design and QC methods.
  • Ability to integrate a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to design meaningful experiments and in depth analysis of results. Experience using statistical tools, such as JMP, is beneficial.
  • Ability to develop, validate and transfer process to manufacturing or OEM vendors.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, with a compelling technology, and taking products and processes to the next level.
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Changing the definition of sequencing isn’t just our tagline – it’s a commitment to game-changing advances in the field of genomics. Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it.

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