Open Position: Associate Engineer

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Regular

REPORTS TO: Production and Development


Job Description

Lumen is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Associate Engineer for the Production and Development group.


The Associate Engineer conducts pilot and production plant operations in conformance with Lumen’s cGMP requirements, documents and reports quality parameters and tests and implements process improvements.


Desired and Required Qualifications

Experience and education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, mechanical, or bioengineering or related field is required.

  • Understanding of bioprocessing unit operations and quality control systems required

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:​


  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with strong technical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to multitask

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with others in a dynamic team environment

  • Adaptability, flexibility, independence and resourcefulness to thrive in a fast-paced, small-company environment

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • High integrity and ethics

  • Commitment to quality and timely delivery of results


Physical Requirements


  • Operate in a production facility setting for extended periods of time (2 or more hours)

  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 20 kg


How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to with the job title in the subject line.

This position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

About Lumen
Based in Seattle, Washington, Lumen Bioscience has developed proprietary technologies for synthesizing high-value biologics products in a novel platform organism. Lumen completed its Series A financing in late 2017 and is using these technologies to produce new solutions for long-standing problems in healthcare and nutrition. The Lumen team works out of a beautiful lab and office facility in Fremont, a picturesque neighborhood on the north shore of Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. At Lumen, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud to be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally.

Lumen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Lumen values its relationships with recruitment partners and will only accept resumes from those partners that have been contracted by a member of the human resources team. Lumen is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Lumen who is not a member of the human resources team.

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1441 N. 34th St, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98103