Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world's biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a SENIOR SCIENTIST, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY to join our Analytical team in San Leandro, CA.

This is a laboratory-based position which focuses on analytical chromatography, method development, to support Geltor’s products. The candidate will be a member of analytical chemistry team, working with cross-functional technical development teams including strain engineering, molecular biology, fermentation, and Process Development. The successful candidate will use state-of-the-art technology, including HPLC, ultra-high-pressure LC, FPLC, and Amino Acid Analyzer (AAA), Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) and other technologies to achieve the project goals.

Key Responsibilities:

- Develop new assays and improve existing methods for various analytical chromatography such as RP-HPLC, SEC-HPLC and other modes of chromatography in as needed bases.

- Experienced with basic chromatography troubleshooting concepts and be able to clearly identify hardware and/or software problem to report to service representative prior to placing a service call.

- Lead implementation of high throughput hardware and software into our current workflow and provide protocols and training for more junior team members.

- Assist with implementation of new technologies such as AAA by providing excel sheets for calculation and training user on the technology.

- Develop and validate new methods for quantitation and purity analysis of our growing pipeline of products.

- Lead by example, champion Geltor, and uphold company values


- Ph.D. (5-8 years) or MS (10-12 years) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Analytical Chemistry or related fields in industry working with proteins and peptides.

- Expert in HPLC techniques such as RP, IEX, SEC, and Affinity Chromatography.

- Hands on experience developing HPLC method, method validation and method transfer.

- Knowledge of various sample cleanup techniques to enrich biologics, and well as sample cleanup for protein in-Gel or in-solution digestion for peptide sequencing.

- Hands on experience with various CE techniques.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to discuss complex technical concepts with a variety of audiences

- Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and complete high-quality projects amidst tight timelines and competing deadlines; exceptional attention to detail

- A positive, open, and intellectually curious team player who embraces the challenges and excitement of an entrepreneurial business

- This position may require up to 10-20% travel to various CMO locations on as needed bases

- Enthusiasm for and commitment to Geltor’s mission

Preferred Requirements:

- Experience in various modern analytical assay disciplines, applicable to protein and/or Biomolecules

- Proficient in the development and optimization of assays, as well as method qualification, method transfer to QC and troubleshooting.

- Proficient with HPLC software such as ChemStation is a plus

- Proficiency with AKTA system and FPLC is a plus

- Proficiency with AAA is a plus

- Knowledge of computer programming is a plus

- Knowledge of automation technologies and robotics to increase through-put of an assay, is a plus

- Ability to work independently as well as within a team, handle multiple projects, demonstrate initiative and accountability, and strong attention to detail.

Sounds interesting?