Senior BioProcess Associate

Posted: July 27, 2021

Closing: September 30, 2021

Clara Foods is currently seeking a talented and innovative Senior BioProcess Associate to join our BioProcess Development team located at our South San Francisco, CA. As a Senior BioProcess Associate, you will have the opportunity to participate in activities directly related to different aspects of process development and industrialization of animal free animal proteins. You will be a key figure to work on manufacture of transformative ingredients and change the existing food system.

Reports to: Head of BioProcess Development

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Execute downstream processing using various methods not limited to centrifugation, filtration (UF/DF), chromatography, flocculation, precipitation, etc. on a routine basis
  • Analyze the samples generated using the standard process analytical tools 
  • Drive improvements in yield, quality, and efficiency in the process across various products using different techniques
  • Have the ability to learn new equipment quickly
  • Document results and present to the team
  • Have the ability to be an independent contributor and work under ambiguity
  • Develop data packages for the transfer of technology to commercial production partners 
  • Coordinate with the QA team to complete the product validation 
  • Support scale-up scale-down experiments and work to creatively find solutions for at scale problems

Skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-10 years of experience or Master's degree with 2-4 years of experience or a doctorate degree
  • Demonstrating downstream experience at scale would be highly preferred
  • Existing knowledge about upstream, downstream processes and the ability to link upstream broth to downstream purified finished product would be a plus
  • Good communicator and be comfortable with handling simultaneous tasks.
  • Authorized to work in the United States for Clara Foods

What Clara Foods can offer:

  • Generous benefits package; 100% medical, dental, and vision employee coverage, 401k matching, and stock options
  • Optional benefits; FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance
  • Flexible PTO and 10 company paid holidays
  • Free parking, unlimited gym access, lounge, mini-golf patio, yoga and fitness classes onsite
  • Weekly Lunches
  • Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee and tea
  • Weekly themed happy hours and quarterly company outings
  • Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with CEO and leadership
  • Close to South San Francisco BART and Cal Train stations, including free shuttle service

About Clara Foods™

Clara Foods™ is reimagining egg production. We join a new generation of entrepreneurs, activists and scientists who recognize that the decades-old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people and counting - and that technology may hold a solution. As much as the growing market demands for egg production exert pressure on hatcheries to improve their efficiencies and outputs, there is also growing public distaste for the environmental, animal welfare, and health compromises of industrial-scale egg production. Clara Foods™ aims to subvert this moral and economic deadlock by taking the chicken out of the equation. We’re bringing an egg white to the table that is produced completely animal-free, uses less land and water inputs, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties of hen-borne egg whites.

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