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Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry: Geltor – San Leandro, CA

At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a SENIOR SCIENTIST, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY to join our Analytical team in San Leandro, CA.
This is a laboratory-based position which focuses on analytical chromatography, method development, 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, FPLC, and Amino Acid Analyzer (AAA), Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) and other technologies to achieve the project goals.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop new assays and improve existing methods for various analytical chromatography such as RP-HPLC, SEC-HPLC and other modes of chromatography in as needed bases.
    • Experienced with basic chromatography troubleshooting concepts and be able to clearly identify hardware and/or software problem to report to service representative prior to placing a service call.
    • Lead implementation of high throughput hardware and software into our current workflow and provide protocols and training for more junior team members.
    • Assist with implementation of new technologies such as AAA by providing excel sheets for calculation and training user on the technology.
    • Develop and validate new methods for quantitation and purity analysis of our growing pipeline of products.
    • Lead by example, champion Geltor, and uphold company values


    • Ph.D. (5-8 years) or MS (10-12 years) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Analytical Chemistry or related fields in industry working with proteins and peptides.
    • Expert in HPLC techniques such as RP, IEX, SEC, and Affinity Chromatography.
    • Hands on experience developing HPLC method, method validation and method transfer.
    • Knowledge of various sample cleanup techniques to enrich biologics, and well as sample cleanup for protein in-Gel or in-solution digestion for peptide sequencing.
    • Hands on experience with various CE techniques.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a variety of audiences
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and complete high-quality projects amidst tight timelines and competing deadlines; exceptional attention to detail
    • 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 analytical assay disciplines, applicable to protein and/or Biomolecules
    • Proficient in the development and optimization of assays, as well as method qualification, method transfer to QC and troubleshooting.
    • Proficient with HPLC software such as ChemStation is a plus
    • Proficiency with AKTA system and FPLC is a plus
    • Proficiency with AAA is a plus
    • Knowledge of computer programming is a plus
    • Knowledge of automation technologies and robotics to increase through-put of an assay, is a plus
    • Ability to work independently as well as within a team, handle multiple projects, demonstrate initiative and accountability, and strong attention to detail.
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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