Senior Scientist, Director/VP of Molecular Biology-Cell Line Creation

About us:

CHO Plus is an early-stage biotechnology company located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We have developed patented technology for engineering mammalian cells to vastly increase their productivity for therapeutic protein manufacturing.  

We recently received major support from Johnson & Johnson and we will move into JLabs (South San Francisco) in December, 2020.


This senior-level molecular/cellular biologist position is for someone who will help us disrupt therapeutic protein manufacturing.



The successful candidate will be an experienced independent molecular/cellular biologist, motivated to further develop our technology toward full commercialization.  The work will involve cell engineering, vector design and preparation, transfection, mammalian cell culture, cloning and screening, flow cytometry, and other related molecular and cellular biology techniques.  Collaboration with co-workers and with pharmaceutical company customers is essential for this position.
Present and future management responsibilities will depend on level of experience, and development within the company.


Must have:

PhD in a related field; multiple years of experience with recombinant cell line creation, preferably for one or more pharmaceutical companies; mammalian cell culture expertise; knowledge of the regulatory environment related to creating and testing cells destined for GMP manufacturing; experience with general molecular biology techniques for designing and creating vectors and transfecting mammalian cells; experience with protein assay techniques for screening transfectants; experience with protein analytical methods.


Experience with flow cytometry, cell banking experience, experience with transposase transfection methods.



Salary plus equity, commensurate with experience.


Start date:

Immediate opening.