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Manufacturing Associate



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
About Pendulum
Pendulum® is leading a revolution that is occurring around the world to improve physical and mental health by first understanding, then restoring and enhancing the human microbiome.
Studies have shown that our microbiome (the bacterial communities in and on our bodies) is linked to everything from metabolism and diabetes, to longevity, weight loss, healthy immune systems, cancer prevention, feelings of well-being, inflammatory bowel disease, and even healthy skin. We have just scratched the surface on understanding the impact that our microbiome has on our lives. During early life we develop a diverse and balanced microbiome that plays a critical role in shaping our long-term health. Over our lives, a combination of diet, lifestyle, antibiotics, and aging can decrease the effectiveness of our microbiome.
Pendulum recognized the enormous impact they could have on people’s lives if they were able to address the imbalances in the microbiome. To accomplish this, Pendulum created proprietary probiotic pipelines and a unique discovery platform to identify key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. The company has also built and developed the world’s first manufacturing technology to produce bacteria in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment at scale.
The medical probiotics that Pendulum has formulated have transformed the consumer probiotics market into a new category of therapeutic offerings that deliver the power and efficacy of a pharmaceutical with the safety and accessibility of a natural probiotic. Due to Pendulum’s explosive revenue and customer growth over the last two years, the company earned a spot on Forbes Magazine’s exclusive “The Next Billion Dollar Startups” list.
If you’re interested in improving the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading.
We are seeking a Manufacturing Associate to join our growing team and support Pendulum’s current and future commercialization efforts. In this role, you will operate large scale fermenters to meet production needs for clinical trial studies, as well as for commercial release. Working closely with our stellar Manufacturing, Quality, and Compute teams, you will be working hands on in the front lines of production, while helping to continuously improve our cutting edge bioprocess from the ground up. Our ideal candidate brings previous experience in a cGMP bioprocess or biotechnology setting, and enjoys working with precision in a fast-paced, changing environment, while bringing attention to detail, collaboration, passion, and dedication to their work.

What You'll Do:

  • Setup, operating, and tear down of large scale fermentors including monitoring of in-process fermentation parameters
  • Ensure batch records are filled out accurately and completely according to cGMP guidelines.
  • Weigh out chemicals and nutrients to prepare medium and/or buffer solutions following detailed instructions
  • Assist in monitoring of manufacturing inventory and preventative maintenance of process equipment
  • Undertake and implement projects with a focus on safety and/or compliance risk reduction, process and equipment robustness improvement, and capacity/productivity/efficiency enhancement.
  • Ensure department is clean and organized at all times and free of hazards and safety violations, maintain areas in high state of inspection preparedness
  • Maintain records to comply with regulatory requirements utilizing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and SOPs
  • Must be clean shaven and able to wear a respirator.
  • This is a night shift position (working hours 11PM - 9AM)

About You

  • AA or BA/BS in a technical field (biotechnology, chemical engineering, bioengineering, microbiology, biochemistry) or equivalent experience, and experience working in a cGMP industrial setting
  • Knowledge of anaerobic microbiological techniques and SIP & CIP of process equipment, a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and strong experience in aseptic techniques, required
  • Ability to work off hours and weekends as needed
  • A team player with an open, transparent communication style, required
  • Proficient in Google suite and/or Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and stand for long periods at a time

Salary & Benefits

  • $75,000
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Life & STD Insurance
  • Company match on 401 (k)
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO)
  • Equity
Pendulum Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome all to apply.