Sound Biologics, a growing greater Seattle-based start-up, is a biotechnology company focusing on the creation of innovative technology and novel therapeutics to better serve patients with cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. As we build for the future, we are looking for talented individuals to advance science, produce innovative therapies and fuel our passion towards meeting unmet medical needs.

Sound Biologics is seeking an upstream process development research associate to participate in the development, scale-up and characterization of bioprocesses to support GMP productions and IND filings. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute experimentally, as well as intellectually, in advancing our mission in a supportive, but fast-paced team setting.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical engineering, Biomedical engineering, Biochemistry, or a similar discipline, with 1+ years of related cell culture experience.
  • Technical proficiency in mammalian cell culture and experience in upstream process development in an industrial laboratory setting is preferred.
  • Excellence in data analysis, technical writing, and presentation skills is required.
  • Basic understanding of fed-batch bioreactor design, operation, and control is a plus.


  • Participate in the setup and execution of experiments using a variety of cell culture systems, including shake flasks, microbioreactors (ambr15 and ambr250), bench-scale bioreactors, WAVE bioreactors and single-use bioreactors up to 50 L.
  • Operation and maintenance of multiple mammalian cell culture systems and the ability to trouble shoot problems.
  • Assist in routine laboratory maintenance, including bioreactor cleaning/setup/sterilization and supply ordering.
  • Assist with cell culture media and buffer preparation and sterilization.
  • Write technical reports, communicate findings, and participate in scientific discussions within group settings.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations of project results to others, including large and diverse audiences both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work independently will be valued, but a willingness to ask questions and learn is necessary.
  • Occasional project-related weekend work will be required.

Sound Biologics offers a team-oriented, stimulating work environment. Competitive compensation, benefits and stock options are offered.

Sound Biologics is an equal opportunity employer.

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