We grow cells for biotech companies.

Recruiting Manager

South San Francisco / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Culture Biosciences grows organisms for biotech companies. We've built the first cloud bioreactor facility. Here’s how it works:

  1. Our customers, biotechnology companies, design organisms (bacteria, yeast, mammalian cells) to produce products (materials, therapeutics, food).
  2. We grow their cells in our bioreactors to optimize the yield of their products. Ultimately, we help our customers get their products to market faster.
  3. Our customers receive their experimental results live on our website.

Our cloud bioreactor facility is made possible by custom software and automation technology that our team develops. The automated infrastructure is also more efficient to operate than traditional equipment. Our software also provides quick and simple data analysis, enabling customers to analyze reams of data quickly.

Here's a video that explains the process: https://www.culturebiosciences.com/how-it-works

The Role

We're looking for a Recruiting Manager to assist hiring teams across the company and create great candidate experiences.

Meeting our goals as a company depends on us being able to hire effectively and efficiently so we see this role as being critical to the success of Culture's mission.

You will work with hiring managers across the company to level up our hiring processes and improve the experience of folks who interview at Culture. You'll work with a variety of technical (hardware, software, bio) and non-technical roles.

We seek to attract and support candidates from all walks of life and from a diverse set of professional backgrounds. You will help define our processes and lay the groundwork for the growth of our recruiting team.

And finally, we think that hiring could, and should, be done a lot more kindly and effectively than is industry standard, both because of how critical it is to the company, and because candidates deserve better.

What you'll do

  • Manage the full cycle of talent acquisition at Culture, with multiple simultaneously active processes across the company.
  • Manage candidate activities from sourcing all the way through selling and negotiation.
  • Report on progress and work in an efficient and transparent way.
  • Invent new ways to help Culture keep it’s hiring edge.
  • Help ensure we build inclusive and diverse teams as we grow.
  • Create and train our team in best practices.

In return, we will support you by:

  • Placing a high degree of trust in your ideas and execution.
  • Bringing you up to speed in the domain of biomanufacturing.
  • Providing a low-stress work environment.
  • Making ourselves available for collaboration.
  • Caring about you as a whole person, not a “resource”.
  • Support your personal and professional growth.

About you

  • 5+ years of direct professional experience
  • You care a lot about hiring— you're passionate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You’re proactive and a self-starter.
  • You’re either already passionate about or curious about how biomanufacturing, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bio-engineering, and/or synthetic biology can positively impact human health and the planet.
  • You’re kind, curious, and enjoy learning new things.

About Culture

  • Competitive salary and equity compensation
  • Medical (PPO), Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 10 days of company holidays
  • 12 weeks of parental leave at full salary
  • Access to on-site child care facility, subject to availability
  • Free onsite breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, and gym (varies based on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Support for relevant educational opportunities

We seek to build a company that promotes inclusion and improves the diversity of our industry as a whole. We look forward to working with scientists and engineers from all walks of life. Culture Biosciences provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

Why you should join Culture Biosciences

Culture Biosciences grows organisms for biotech companies. We've built the first cloud bioreactor facility. Here’s how it works:

  1. Our customers are experts in DNA design -- they send us their genetically engineered organisms for testing.
  2. We grow their cells in our bioreactors to examine the efficacy of different protocols and their effect on yield and productivity.
  3. Our customers monitor the state of things live via our website. At the end we send them some samples for storage or more custom analysis.

Our customers genetically modify organisms to produce new therapeutics, materials, fuels and foods. We help them quickly run experiments and develop manufacturing processes so they can get their products to market faster. We've built proprietary software and automation systems to make operating our bioreactors more efficient than existing systems. We also provide customers with new software tools that help them analyze and contextualize their data. We are currently serving a number of biotech customers and scaling out our infrastructure.

We are a Bay Area company backed by leading venture funds including Y Combinator and Verily Life Sciences. We are made up of mechanical, software, biomedical and chemical engineers who worked previously at Google X, Facebook, MIT, CalTech, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. Our team is passionate about enabling high-throughput, reproducible science. We value curiosity, clear communication, kindness, and collaboration. We're also committed to building a diverse team.

Culture Biosciences
Team Size:40
Location:South San Francisco, CA
Matt Ball
Matt Ball
Will Patrick
Will Patrick