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Cell Culture Manufacturing Operator

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The Opportunity

Esco Lifesciences Group provides enabling technologies, products and services to the life sciences and healthcare industries, supporting academic research and scientific discoveries, clinical practice, as well as biopharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing. Headquartered in Singapore, Esco has an extensive sales network in over 100 countries, direct sales and service offices in 24 countries, 8 manufacturing and R&D hubs in the US, Europe, the UK, China, Singapore, Indonesia, and over 1500 employees worldwide.

Esco is poised to benefit from the sustained growth of the healthcare and biopharma industries in Asia and globally. Esco has achieved market leadership in China, and globally, in multiple categories within some of the fastest growing segments — with China being its largest and fastest growing market. As a Singapore-headquartered company, Esco is a nexus of East and West, bridging technologies, products and talent across the world, with global operations spanning the US, Europe and Asia.

Who we’re looking for

Physical/Mental Requirements/Work Environment

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific data and publications
  • Ability to author or review protocols, technical reports and technology transfer documents.
  • Ability to author or review standard operating procedures and other related documents.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to focus
  • Repetitive motions due to certain laboratory techniques

Report To:

Selected candidate will report to CEO and others as assigned.

The Scope

You will be part of Esco Aster’s Cellular Agriculture Production team in the burgeoning Cultivated Meat Space and contribute to the company’s CDMO mission and objectives, which would shape the future of meat production. You will carry out cell culture operations directed towards the fulfilment and achievement of client defined goals and objectives of each project. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform cell culture operations with single-use technology (up to 500L bioreactor);
    - Media preparation
    - Upstream processing with cleanroom aseptic techniques.
    - Downstream processing.
  •  Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), logbooks & Batch Records (BRs) in a timely, effective and competent manner.
  • Perform equipment monitoring & and 6S housekeeping.
  • Perform daily calibration tasks of laboratory equipment (e.g. pH/ osmolality measurements etc.)
  • Perform routine sanitization tasks to maintain facility standards.
  • Operation & equipment troubleshooting.
  • Attain full competency in the performance of all operations relevant to manufacturing areas assigned.


  • Higher Nitec in Life Sciences or Engineering.
  • Diploma in Life Sciences or Engineering.
  • Experience in aseptic cell culture techniques and biotechnology operations.
  • Technical knowledge on bioreactor culture control (e.g. pH/DO control, CO2/O2 control, cell performance, and metabolites analysis).

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong sense of responsibility.
  • Positive and proactive mindset.
  • Capable of grasping the broader perspective.
  • Able to work independently, self-motivated and task oriented.
  • Good communication skills; able to develop positive relationships across different departments.
  • Team player with hands-on attitude.
  • During the start-up phase of the facility, be willing to take on expanded role to set up the team and workflow/processes as well as expanded scope as needed.

Apply now by submitting a Cover Letter and CV to [email protected].