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Associate II, Manufacturing



Full Time

On Site


South San Francisco, California, United States

Why Work for Us

Are you ready to use your experience and expertise to make an impact on patients' lives? Audentes is a biotechnology company developing new genetic medicines for rare, life-threatening diseases. We are working urgently to progress our medicines and need additional team members to help us do so. Because our mission is so important, our values are to: Be BOLD: Find a Way, Care Deeply, and Get Stuff Done. If you'd like to be a part of this important mission, please apply to join our team.

About Audentes Therapeutics

Audentes Therapeutics, an Astellas Company, is developing genetic medicines for patients with rare, life-threatening diseases. Based on our innovative approach to developing genetic medicines, as well as our industry-leading internal manufacturing capability and expertise, we have become the Astellas Center of Excellence for their newly-created Genetic Regulation Focus Area. We are currently exploring three gene therapy modalities: gene replacement, exon skipping gene therapy, and vectorized RNA knockdown, with plans to expand our focus and geographic reach under Astellas. We are based in San Francisco, with manufacturing and laboratory facilities in South San Francisco and Sanford, North Carolina. For more information, please visit our website: [Register to View] .

Our Values:

  • Be BOLD (Find a Way)
  • Care Deeply -- for our patients, each other and our work
  • #GSD (Get Stuff Done)

What is the catalyst for you in your professional career? Are you ready to be a part of a bold, innovative company, to make a change and to make a difference? Listed below is a current opening for a smart, driven, experienced, and just plain nice individual who wants to join us and be a part of our journey.

The Role

Reporting into the Supervisor, Manufacturing Upstream, this role will be a contributing participant to the upstream operations at Astellas Gene Therapies. The Associate, Manufacturing will follow defined tasks in the Manufacturing department and will effectively contribute to a team that is ultimately responsible for the processes and manufacturing at Audentes. The Associate, Manufacturing will be present in the production process, meet deadlines, and be an active participant in issue reporting and resolution.

This position is located in South San Francisco.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Upstream operations (cell growth, harvest), equipment operation (bioreactors, incubators, tube welders/sealers), and aseptic processing.
  • Performs aseptic work inside a hood.
  • Adhere to and perform all documentation to provide the proper accountability and traceability of components used and operations taken.
  • Set up equipment/machines for proper operation, including installation of consumables and disassembly of equipment and parts required for upstream operations.
  • Perform legible, clear, and concise data entry into batch records, logbooks, and all other ancillary controlled forms used in a cGMP process. Adheres to current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) guidelines and FDA regulations.
  • Maintain a high level of quality and compliance with regards to all aspects of manufacturing.
  • Execute corrective measures addressing any issues in a timely manner.
  • Assists/writes SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), batch records, and other GMP documentation.
  • Records and helps review documents that are required to maintain documentation and compliance with cGMP
  • Other duties as assigned.