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Bioprocess Engineer

TurtleTree Labs

TurtleTree Labs

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Who we are

Turtletree Labs is a biotechnology start-up that provides sustainable solutions to global food and ecological challenges. Our company utilizes cell-based technology and precision fermentation to produce milk and milk components with a simple but guiding purpose: to nourish our people and protect our planet in the most sustainable way possible. As a start-up, we offer a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, where you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our mission to advance protein research and development. Our R&D team consists of experienced scientists who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of protein science and technology.


● Design and operate end-to-end processes that facilitate robust animal cell expansion and differentiation, from seed-train to harvest

● Optimize fed-batch, perfusion and novel bioprocesses at the bench-scale for increased yield and decreased process times

● Utilize DoE-based approaches to experimental design, analysis and iteration

● Engineer solutions and manage projects involving retrofits, optimization of cell culture performance and efficiency

● Track progress in a project management platform, presenting experimental summaries, conclusions, and next stage experiments to senior leadership and team members

● Operate and maintain process controlling and monitoring equipment

● Assist in resolving bioprocessing challenges and help team members troubleshoot technical issues

● Independently initiate proactive solutions

● Manage several projects simultaneously to quality, budget and schedule constraints

● Document experimental data in an ELN

● Maintain and document all cGMP equipment/system modifications and upgrades through approved change management methods

● Create and implement bioprocessing methods, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Batch Production Records (BPRs), and other quality/R&D documentation, as needed

Preferred Experience

● B.S. in Biological or Chemical Science/Engineering with 5+ years industry experience in a GMP work environment highly preferred

● Expertise in all aspects of bench-scale bioprocess design, bioreactor operation and maintenance

● Familiarity with CAD, 3D-printing technologies, P&IDs, statistical software (e.g. JMP)

● Experience in process transfer from bench to large-scale an advantage

● Excellent organization skills

● Collaborative personality with good interpersonal skills

● Flexibility to take on wider work varieties to grow beyond the job responsibilities


TurtleTree laboratories are located in the Greater Boston area.

Offered Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision / Life Insurance

401k with Company Match

Generous Paid Time Off Plan

Annual Performance Bonus Opportunity

Pay Range

$95,000 - $120,000 DOE