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VitroLabs Inc

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San Francisco, CA, USA

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VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells.  Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce cell cultivated leather that achieves the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The cultivated leather process involves taking a one-time collection of cells from an animal, which then grows in a nutrient-rich environment. Without ever going back to the animal again, the cells grow, divide, and form into tissue. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional hides, containing a variety of proteins that make up a durable and luxurious material when finished, but without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather.

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Pilot Manufacturing Associate

Full time role
Milpitas, California, United States
Sep 3, 2022
About VitroLabs: VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells.  Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce cell cultivated leather that achieves the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional hides without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather. About the role: As a member of the Pilot Manufacturing team, you will aid in the production of the very first cultivated leather on a pilot manufacturing scale! Reporting to the Pilot Manufacturing Manager, you will aid VitroLabs in maintaining steady production of our product. You will help develop process optimizations and give feedback on Standard Operating Procedures, which will allow VitroLabs to achieve a consistent, high-quality product for our customers. You will have a unique opportunity to help shape our first pilot manufacturing plant and the processes for production of our exciting, novel product! About you: You are inspired by VitroLabs' mission to create the highest quality materials that meet the uncompromising standards of our customers while drastically lowering environmental impact and furthering animal welfare. You enjoy a startup environment where ego is checked at the door and team work is essential. You approach new processes with curiosity and courageously suggest process improvements to support your team's progress and goals. Responsibilities: Maintain manufacturing operations and batch records while following Standard Operating Procedures Communicate with Pilot Manufacturing Lead to get and apply production process updates Participate in the installation and evaluation of new equipment and bioreactor technologies in partnership with R&D and Facilities Operations Work with the Pilot Manufacturing Manager to make process improvements and determine appropriate operating parameters to improve on quality and efficiency Qualifications: 1 or more years of experience* with full-cycle bioprocess manufacturing production operations Experience with aseptic and clean room principles Experience with small or large-scale bioprocess manufacturing equipment Available to work weekends *At VitroLabs, we understand that those who are courageous enough to make the bold moves and run with the "crazy" ideas are the folks who drive innovation and enable us to accomplish our mission. There is no specific pathway that makes you a fit for this role, but rather your resilience, tenacity, and constant curiosity. If you want to collaborate with us and know you can help make a product that will change the planet for the better, we want to hear from you. Compensation: Non-Exempt $44.23- $52.88 per hour ($92,000 - $110,000 annually), determined by level. We are hiring Associate-Senior Associate Benefits 90-100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental care Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Basic Life insurance & Long Term Disability insurance Commuter benefits 401K (Employer matching) Perks Onsite employer sponsored lunches (3 days each week) Fully stocked kitchen (snacks responsibly sourced) Team happy hours and regularly scheduled table tennis, foosball, and cornhole matches DISCLAIMER : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  VitroLabs Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Lab Operations Manager

Full time role
Milpitas, California, United States
Aug 3, 2022
About VitroLabs: VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells.  Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce cell cultivated leather that achieves the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional hides without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather. About the role: As Laboratory Operations Manager you will oversee all areas of laboratory and laboratory facilities operations for VitroLabs. You will report to the Research & Product Operations Lead, and oversee a team of Lab Technicians. You will lead the strategic planning, roadmapping, and people development for the laboratory operations team and oversee laboratory inventory and ordering, vendor relations and coordination, and general lab resource management to promote a safe and efficient working environment. You will promote communication with other teams within R&D and Operations to understand each team's needs, priorities, and constraints and create applicable solutions. About you: You are passionate about VitroLabs' mission and want to use your experience to run an effective and organized laboratory. You enjoy the startup environment and wearing multiple-hats and you understand how to balance both completing Lab Ops projects and supporting VitroLabs' goals. You love creating and implementing system efficiencies and improvements. You have project management skills and have experience guiding open-ended projects from start to finish. Responsibilities: Forecast quarterly needs, produce reports, manage documentation, and lead audits necessary for efficient lab operations Propose operational improvements for efficiency and quality in the laboratory Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on all training, permits, and incidents Oversee daily operational and organizational laboratory responsibilities such as: managing laboratory inventory, routine equipment sterilization and maintenance, and scheduling calibration/preventative maintenance Manage shipping and receiving of laboratory materials; this may include confidential documents, finished products, sensitive materials, such as dry ice, cold packs, liquid nitrogen, CO2, hazardous waste, etc. Coordinate vendor contracts for purchasing laboratory supplies, chemical reagents, and consumables. Manage vendors for scheduling services, creating and collecting documentation and POs, agreements, etc. Maintain internal electronic lab management system to streamline inventory management, procurement, data management, and electronic lab documentation Lead a team of Lab Technicians responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the laboratory; support your team's growth and development Prepare written materials and in-person sessions to facilitate training of lab technicians and other new teammates Partner with the facilities teams to troubleshoot and coordinate small laboratory equipment repairs Coordinate the R&D and Pilot Manufacturing leaders to understand team needs and manage procurement, inventory, and equipment scheduling accordingly Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications & Skills: 3 or more years of experience* in laboratory operations or life science industry *At VitroLabs, we understand that those who are courageous enough to make the bold moves and run with the "crazy" ideas are the folks who drive innovation and enable us to accomplish our mission. There is no specific pathway that makes you a fit for this role, but rather your resilience, tenacity, and constant curiosity. If you want to collaborate with us and know you can contribute to making a product that will change the planet for the better, we want to hear from you. Experience with vendor management, shipping and receiving, and equipment maintenance Experience in environmental health and safety (EH&S), laboratory risk assessments, lab and biosafety responsibilities Experience working with electronic lab data management, documentation, and reporting Salary: $98,000-113,000 annually Benefits 90-100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental care Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Basic Life insurance & Long Term Disability insurance Commuter benefits 401K (Employer matching) Perks Onsite employer sponsored lunches (3 days each week) Fully stocked kitchen (snacks responsibly sourced) Team happy hours and regularly scheduled table tennis, foosball, and cornhole matches DISCLAIMER : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  VitroLabs Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Full time role
Milpitas, California, United States
Jul 30, 2022
About VitroLabs: VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells.  Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce cell cultivated leather that achieves the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional hides without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather. About the role: As Executive Assistant [EA] to the Chief Executive Officer, you will report to and become a true partner and trusted advisor to our CEO, managing schedule and travel, creating efficiencies, and supporting a wide-variety of projects across the company to positively improve outcomes and overall company culture. You will ensure effective prioritization, tracking, and completion of the CEO's projects and key milestones and facilitate collaboration with various internal and external stakeholders. About you: You believe in the VitroLabs mission and are excited to promote it as an extension of the CEO. You work collaboratively and calmly while juggling multiple competing demands. You enjoy learning new things on the fly and have experience handling high-level, confidential matters. You have experience delivering on project from conception to completion. Responsibilities: Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks including managing an extremely active calendar, submitting expense reports, assembling financial reports, composing and preparing confidential correspondence, and arranging international and domestic travel Work closely with the CEO to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up as appropriate Help manage the CEO's complex calendar and coordinate meetings with internal and external stakeholders across multiple time zones Support the CEO in prioritizing projects, tasks, and meetings through proven processes to improve the CEO's time, communications, and overall organization Manage special projects as assigned by the CEO and guide them from to completion Work with executive leadership, employees, vendors, investors, and partners to guarantee a seamless and consistent flow of information Attend important meetings; set and manage clear meeting agendas, take notes, and create follow up items Help prepare presentation decks and internal documentation and communications Qualifications & Skills: 3 or more years of experience in executive administration, project management, or related field *At VitroLabs, we understand that those who are courageous enough to make the bold moves and run with the "crazy" ideas are the folks who drive innovation and enable us to accomplish our mission. There is no specific pathway that makes you a fit for this role, but rather your resilience, tenacity, and constant curiosity. If you want to collaborate with us and know you can contribute to making a product that will change the planet for the better, we want to hear from you. Experience handling sensitive company information In-depth knowledge of Microsoft and MacOs Proficiency in a broad array of online tools including spreadsheets and slide presentations Excellent calendar management skills, including the coordination of complex executive meetings Salary: $112,000-130,000 annually Benefits 90-100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental care Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Basic Life insurance & Long Term Disability insurance Commuter benefits 401K (Employer matching) Perks Onsite employer sponsored lunches (3 days each week) Fully stocked kitchen (snacks responsibly sourced) Team happy hours and regularly scheduled table tennis, foosball, and cornhole matches DISCLAIMER : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  VitroLabs Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Director, Cell Biology

Full time role
Milpitas, California, United States
Jul 27, 2022
About VitroLabs: VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells.  Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce cell cultivated leather that achieves the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional hides without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather. About the role: As Director, Cell Biology, you will build and direct several cell biology-focused programs including medium formulation development, cell line development, and cell biology analytics. You will build and oversee this multidisciplinary team and provide strategic guidance for each program to accomplish key goals, which will allow VitroLabs' to produce cost-effective, cell-cultivated leather. The Director, Cell Biology will report to the Head of R&D. About you: You have a background in and passion for strategic roadmap planning, employee development, and mammalian cell biology. You are as excited about the development of your team as you are about the development of media formulations, cell lines, and analytical methods. You embrace the startup environment and work with a sense of purpose, urgency, and positivity to support your direct reports and cross-functional team leaders. You lead by example and are not afraid to get hands-on with the processes and also learn from and lean on the technical expertise within your reporting teams. Responsibilities: Provide strategic, technical program management for successful cell biology-focused programs including: Culture medium formulation development Cell line development to support cell culture scale up Assay development and analytics Others Align research objectives with business priorities, key among them: Develop cost-effective, animal-component free mammalian cell culture medium formulations Develop validated, immortalized mammalian cell lines stably expressing recombinant proteins Develop reproducible assays which query the biology of relevant cell-based systems Guide a diverse technical team of folks who specialize in areas that may be outside your own areas of expertise; oversee recruitment, management, development, and retention of the team Develop roadmaps for the team by actively listening to and collaborating with direct reports and cross-functional leaders to understand timelines, expectations, and constraints Identify, evaluate, and partner with outside organizations and vendors to help facilitate your teams' complex research projects Ensure that departmental decisions such as staffing, development, organization, and equipment acquisitions fit within our business roadmap, budget, and goals Oversee and help determine departmental budget Maintain knowledge of new technologies and trends in cell biology, media development, and other relevant R&D topics related to our industry Qualifications & Skills: Equivalent of 10+ years of experience * leading mammalian-cell-biology-focused programs *At VitroLabs, we understand that those who are courageous enough to make the bold moves and run with the "crazy" ideas are the folks who drive innovation and enable us to accomplish our mission. There is no specific pathway that makes you a fit for this role, but rather your resilience, tenacity, and constant curiosity. If you want to collaborate with us and know you can contribute to making a product that will change the planet for the better, we want to hear from you. A background in cell culture medium formulation development, cell line development, and/or assay development Understanding of scale-up considerations for cell-based processes Experience with and passion for developing employees Experience building and directing successful technical programs Experience managing relationships with CROs and external vendors and working on complex projects with external companies, universities, or other technical groups Experience working in startup environment or with resource constraints Salary: $167,000 - $225,000 annually, commensurate with level (Associate-Senior) Benefits 90-100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental care Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Basic Life insurance & Long Term Disability insurance Commuter benefits 401K (Employer matching) Perks Onsite employer sponsored lunches (3 days each week) Fully stocked kitchen (snacks responsibly sourced) Team happy hours and regularly scheduled table tennis, foosball, and cornhole matches DISCLAIMER : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  VitroLabs Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Open Application

Full time role
Milpitas, California, United States
Jun 17, 2022
About VitroLabs: VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells.  Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce cell cultivated leather that achieves the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional hides without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather. About the role: VitroLabs is building teams in biomaterials, bioprocess engineering, cell biology, tissue engineering, manufacturing, facility and lab operations, people operations, marketing, and product. Which team are you interested in joining? About you: You are passionate about our mission and excited by the opportunity to contribute to a brighter future for the planet, people, and animals. You are compelled by the VitroLabs values of Collaboration, Courage, Curiosity, Respect, and Results. You jump at the opportunity to work with and create novel technologies in a fast-paced startup environment. You value diverse and inclusive teams and look for ways to continually build upon those efforts. Benefits 90-100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental care Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Basic Life insurance & Long Term Disability insurance Commuter benefits 401K (Employer matching) Perks Onsite employer sponsored lunches (3 days each week) Fully stocked kitchen (snacks responsibly sourced) Team happy hours and regularly scheduled table tennis, foosball, and cornhole matches DISCLAIMER : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  VitroLabs Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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