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Staff Engineer, Process Development

Job Location
12740 Danielson Court
Suite F
Poway, CA 92064
United States

Inscripta offers a competitive base salary, bonus plan, benefits package and stock options to all team members.  Join us and work with a great team of people developing the world's first scalable platform for benchtop Digital Genome Engineering. Inscripta is headquartered in Boulder, CO with offices in Pleasanton and San Diego, CA.  This position is located in our San Diego location. 

Job Description

Inscripta is developing the world's first scalable platform for benchtop Digital Genome Engineering. The company’s advanced CRISPR-based platform, consisting of an instrument, reagents, and software, will offer a fully automated workflow that enables multiplexed, trackable editing of cells at an unprecedented scale. Inscripta’s goal is to empower scientists whose gene editing research is stifled by current technical and licensing limitations. By providing this unique platform and engaging in collaborative business practices, such as making its MAD7 CRISPR nuclease free for research purposes, the company enables scientists to realize a new era of biological discovery.  Due to rapid growth Inscripta has an opening for a Staff Engineer, Process Development located in San Diego, CA.

We are looking for a self-driven and talented candidate to join our Process Development and Technology Transfer team. This individual shall provide technical leadership for manufacturing process development, new product introduction, and manufacturing support with a focus on molecular biology assays. Additionally, this person will actively partner across departments to accomplish company and project goals.


  • Work with R&D and provide technical leadership to define, characterize, and optimize molecular biology assays to transfer processes to manufacturing.
  • Define, source, install, and qualify manufacturing equipment in support of manufacturing processes and product volume requirements.
  • Design and execute controlled experiments to optimize manufacturing processes, quality, cost, and throughput. Drive implementation of solutions into manufacturing to meet company and project goals.
  • Work with external suppliers to define raw material specifications and optimize raw material performance.
  • Solve challenging, interdisciplinary technical problems at the interface of biology and chemistry.
  • Define technical and operational process requirements. Translate technical requirements to define and document manufacturing specifications and procedures. Lead transfer of molecular biology assays to manufacturing.
  • Represent Operations’ needs on development teams and other cross-functional teams.
  • B.S./M.S./PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or Biotechnical Engineering with at least 6 years of relevant industry experience or PhD in Biology or Molecular Biology with at least 6 years of relevant industry experience is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with molecular biology techniques is required. Experience with next generation sequencing is desirable.
  • Demonstrated abilities in manufacturing process development and technology transfer to manufacturing are required.
  • Work experience in the biotech, life sciences, or pharmaceutical industries is required.
  • Experience with statistics including comparative analyses, DOE techniques, process capability, and Statistical Process Control are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve challenging, interdisciplinary technical problems is required.
  • Intermediate software programming, scripting, and lab automation skills are a plus.
  • Strong interdepartmental communication, influence, and documentation skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.
About Our Organization

Inscripta is a gene editing technology company dedicated to creating the tools needed to revolutionize how we feed, fuel, and heal humanity. This includes developing a family of CRISPR enzymes (called MADzymes), bespoke nucleases for researchers and commercial partners, and a full suite of gene editing tools (software, instruments, and reagents) that will significantly increase the speed and efficiency of precision gene editing.

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