Associate/Director, Process Development

South San Francisco, California, United States


Company Overview

The complex ecosystem of bacteria that comprise our gut microbiome are inextricably tied to the overall quality of human health. Federation Bio is a new start-up company poised to leverage the power of active microbial communities to address high unmet medical needs. Our approach lies at the intersection of microbiology, chemistry, and genomics and uniquely enables us to harness the power of the microbiome and define the potential of this new therapeutic modality.

Federation was founded by two leading academics in the microbiome field (Stanford Professors Michael Fischbach and Dylan Dodd) as well as Venrock, one of the leading venture capital funds in the United States.

Description of Role

We are currently seeking an experienced, creative, and highly motivated Process Developer to build in-house manufacturing capabilities including but not limited to: innovative systems, building a team, and identifying and removing barriers to efficient production of complex communities of anaerobic microbes. This person would be responsible for the overall bioprocess development and implementation strategy in collaboration with the research team including a role in influencing research direction and strategies for strain selection. Additional responsibilities include hands on process development around the early research grade and GMP material at Federation Bio. A core focus is the ability to rapidly develop processes to culture, purify, and combine diverse anaerobic bacteria for therapeutic use. This process developer will play a critical role in the development of novel microbiome therapeutics to support the development of exciting new therapies across a variety of diseases.

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Key Qualifications



Personal Profile

Our ideal teammate is creative, flexible, rigorous, and innovative, with a well-developed ability to operate effectively within a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.


Competitive salary and benefits

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