FREE Resume Rx Guide

Get It Now

Sr. Downstream Process Engineer 7 views

San Leandro, CA

Geltor is the conscious biodesign company creating the world’s most advanced designer proteins. We start by imagining and deeply exploring nature’s tree of life and combine biology, protein optimization, and fermentation to create sustainable, high-performance consumer proteins with optimal functionality and benefits. These proteins are 100% animal- and GMO-free, globally scalable, and sustainably cultivated. Geltor’s products are the result of endless curiosity and ceaseless optimization, clinically demonstrated for high performance. 
Geltor is looking for a talented Sr. Downstream Process (DSP) Engineer to join our growing team in San Leandro, CA. This role will work closely with key stakeholders across Geltor’s organization to design, execute, and analyze downstream pilot experiments in support of process development, product prototype generation, and technology deployment preparedness. 


  • Lead process development DSP operations such as centrifugation, membrane filtration, depth filtration, adsorption, evaporation, liquid formulation and drying.
  • Lead process development for DSP operations projects of varying complexity.
  • Design, plan, execute and analyze scalable process experiments in laboratory and pilot plant.
  • Provide input and analysis to process design, establish scaleup/scaledown parameters using chemical engineering fundamentals, including mixing, mass transfer, heat transfer, and modeling.
  • Cooperatively work with the teams to develop and optimize process control strategies for fermentation and DSP.
  • Collaborate with process associates, fermentation, DSP, and formulation engineers.
  • Lead drafting of SOPs for equipment operation, process steps, sanitization SOP and Preventive Maintenance plans as well as Conduct training of process team.
  • Lead development of technology transfer package to internal and external CMO/CRO facilities. Travel required.
  • Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Life Sciences, Chemistry, or a related field and 5 years of experience in the offered position or a research and development-related occupation.
  • Since our employees are what matter most, we believe in taking care of them and their families. We offer a full spectrum of benefits, including:

  • Gold level health insurance coverage for you and your dependents through Blue Shield or Kaiser, with Geltor paying 80-100% of premiums for employees and dependents based on plan selection 
  • Dental and Vision coverage 
  • 401k with match 
  • LTD, AD&D, and life insurance 
  • Flexible time off to refresh and recharge 
  • Voluntary benefits including cancer and accident coverage 
  • On-campus lunches 
  • Mental health care through Ginger 
  • Commuter FSA 
  • Dependent care FSA 
  • Paid family leave 
  • Contact Instructions:

  • Email resume to and reference #20824.2.5.
  • As of January 2nd, 2022, Geltor will require all employees onsite or visiting sites on behalf of Geltor to be fully vaccinated against COVID19 or have a medical or religious exemption. 
    About Geltor 
    Geltor designs high-performance, sustainable ingredients for consumer product companies by combining computation, biology and materials science. Our first products are collagen proteins optimized for cosmetics and personal care applications and produced through a proprietary animal-free fermentation process. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
    At Geltor we believe the most innovative progress and scientific discoveries happen when we include, celebrate, and embrace difference. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Geltor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    More Information

    Only logged in candidates can apply for this job
    Apply for this Job
    Share this job
    Company Information
    • Active Jobs 5 Jobs
    • Company Address 1933 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA
    • City San Leandro
    Connect with us
    Contact Employer

    Sign up for our newsletter and get

    10% OFF
    our Membership Plans

    We will be in touch to let you know about our featured companies, jobs and promotions.