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Scientist, Analytical Chemistry (Physical Properties & Characterization): Geltor – San Leandro, CA

At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a SCIENTIST, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (PHYSICAL PROPERTIES & CHARACTERIZATION) to join our Analytical team in San Leandro, CA.
This is a laboratory-based position which focuses on analytical physical properties & characterization, to support Geltor’s products. The candidate will be a member of analytical chemistry team, working with cross-functional technical development teams including strain engineering, molecular biology, fermentation, and Process Development. The successful candidate will use state-of-the-art technology, including HPLC, ultra-high-pressure LC, and Amino Acid Analyzer (AAA), Particle analyzer, Dissolution testing system (such as, USP Apparatus 4) and other technologies to achieve the project goals.

Key responsibilities:

    • Prepare and analyze physical property of liquid/solid formulations for DOE study, stability study or scale up manufacture.
    • Support sample preparation for LC-MS and RP-HPLC, which may involve multi-step cleanup techniques.
    • Perform Moisture content analysis and particle size testing for powder formulation.
    • Evaluate various formulations using different physical characterization techniques, such as viscosity, contact angle, and Scan Electron Microscope (SEM) characterization, in order to assist in determining the optimum formulation for our product.
    • Lead by example, champion Geltor, and uphold company values


    • Ph.D. (2-5 years) or BS (12-17 years) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Analytical Chemistry or related fields in industry working with proteins and peptides.
    • Knowledge of HPLC techniques such as RP and SEC chromatography.
    • Desire to lean new technologies and explore new ideas
    • Familiar with cGMP and GLP requirements.
    • Ownership of the writing of development reports and test methods.
    • Ability to mentor more junior team members
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and complete high quality projects amidst tight timelines and competing deadlines; exceptional attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a variety of audiences
    • A positive, open, and intellectually curious team player who embraces the challenges and excitement of an entrepreneurial business
    • This position may require up to 10-20% travel to various CMO locations on as needed bases
    • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Geltor’s mission

Preferred Requirements:

    • Experience in various modern physical characterization disciplines, applicable to powder and solution formulation.
    • Proficient in the development and optimization of physical characterization assays, as well as method qualification, method transfer to CROs.
    • Proficient with HPLC software such as ChemStation or Empower is a plus
    • Proficiency with BCA, is a plus
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.
Geltor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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