Senior/Principal Engineer

Instil Bio is seeking a driven and experienced Senior/Principal Engineer in the Greater Los Angeles and Thousand Oaks area.

Senior/Principal Engineer in our Process Sciences and Engineering group.  This person will

lead execution of process development studies and procedures that involve knowledge of basic engineering principles.  Manage a small team of engineers and scientists to drive projects and facilitate career development.  Interpret department strategy into an actionable plan for team members.  Authoring of study protocols, reports, procedures, batch records.  Presentation of experimental results to colleagues and cross-functional leadership.  Provide technical leadership for troubleshooting in a laboratory setting.  Collaborate in a cross-functional setting to interpret study results and contribute to decisions for subsequent study design.  Support manufacturing and analytical development startup.  Support laboratory readiness and organization of initial site activities.  Provide technical and operational input to process development studies and during cross-functional meetings

Skills/Knowledge:  BS, MS, or Doctorate in bioengineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, immunology, or relevant technical degrees.  5+ years of experience in a relevant field.  3+ years of experience managing a technical team.  Familiarity with biopharmaceutical regulations for various regulatory bodies, such as the FDA and EMA.  Experienced with design of experiments, study prioritization, and risk management.  Familiarity with general mammalian cell culturing and aseptic techniques.  Familiarity with GLP and GMP regulations.  Highly experienced with statistical methods for engineering and basic sciences.  Ability to adapt and function in a dynamic and cross-functional environment.  Self-motivated, technically driven, and willing to take on duties outside of general role.  Contribute to maintenance of a safe and collaborative work environment in accordance with policies/procedures/regulations.  Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.  Ability to interpret and communicate relevant developments in academic literature.  Creative thinking skills to challenge current understanding and help define process improvement and optimization opportunities.  Leverage these process improvements and optimizations to contribute to the IP portfolio