Job title: Process Engineer - Life Science

Company Description
Apostle is a provider of innovative technologies and services for public health and life sciences. Our featured innovations include Apostle MagTouch Nucleic Acids Isolation Automation System, and Apostle MiniMax cfDNA technologies (as reported in Science, New Products, 2019), among others.

Why work at Apostle
  • Opportunity – Apostle is a thriving startup located in the heart of Silicon Valley. This is an opportunity to become an early employee of an exciting and high energy pre-IPO Research and Development company.
  • Passion & Challenge – We are passionate about what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on the cutting edge. You are given the resources you need to succeed and the freedom to make it happen; in return, you will be rewarded as the company grows. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who understands and appreciates the entrepreneurial environment of a startup and who is willing to do what it takes to contribute to the success of the company.
  • Being part of a great team – We are a Stanford University StartX selected company; a BioSpace top 20 Startups to Watch (2018); a partner with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences; and our first wave of new product Apostle MiniMax is featured in Science, 2019;364(6441):696, New Products. Come join us.

Job Description
We are seeking a motivated individual for process engineer position that will supporting R&D and manufacturing of our commercial products. This person will be expected to tackle a variety of cross-functional challenges as part of Apostle’s Manufacturing and R&D team.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor or Master degree in engineering, life science, or a related field
  • 1+ years of relevant experience in industry or academia; candidates with more extensive experience may be considered for a senior level.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Understand and adhere to Quality System Regulations (ISO 9001 and ISO 13485).
  • Hands-on experience in the set up and use of basic laboratory equipment (pH Meter, pipettes, volumetric glassware, analytical scales, etc.) is required.
  • Hands-on experience with DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, and other basic molecular biology or biochemistry skill is highly preferred.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate proficiency to perform simple to more complex bench-top biological and chemical testing.
  • Must be able to work independently/self-motivated.
  • Follow written procedures to formulate reagents, QC products and be responsible for warehouse, product shipping, etc.
  • Be responsible for documentation in compliance with Quality Systems Requirements.
  • Support customers and suppliers on issues related to product quality and performance.
  • Assist in new product/process development, to optimize and validate assay performance and improve laboratory processes.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to implement experimental and manufacturing plans and achieve project goals; Communicate results of experiments with colleagues
Work style
  • Must be flexible to be able to apply her/his knowledge to new areas of study and responsibility
  • Must be flexible with day-to-day duties and able to thrive in a start-up environment
  • Must be well-organized and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarity
  • Must be an excellent team member and a desire to work collaboratively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and willingness to collaborate cross-functionally in a fast paced and dynamic start-up company environment
  • Must hold him or herself to the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards
Primary Location
North America-United States-CA-San Jose

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