Website Shoreline Biosciences, Inc.


Located in San Diego, CA, Shoreline Biosciences, Inc. is focused on changing lives, and was recognized by the California Life Sciences as the Pantheon 2021 award winner for the Strategic Partnership of the Year Award.  Join our winning team!



To create safe, effective, and affordable immunotherapies for the treatment of seriously ill patients



Through innovative thinking, intelligent design, and tenacity, we strive to discover and develop clinically effective iPSC-derived allogeneic immunotherapies to save lives.


Core Values

We strive to create an industry leading culture to maximize the potential of our diverse team.  Our Core Values govern everything we do.


TEAMWORK:  by collaborating together we can achieve exceptional results


PASSION: we are passionate about helping critically ill patients


INNOVATION: we strive to push the assumed boundaries in all aspects of our business


OPTIMISM:  we face every challenge with optimism


INTEGRITY: we speak the truth and conduct business in an honorable way


BELONGING: we are committed to diversity and embrace different perspectives and ideas, creating belonging for all




The Director, People & Culture will create and execute programs to attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The ideal candidate will have a combination of strong Human Resources (HR), Organizational Development and business acumen skills, a collaborative approach, and the ability to thrive in a high growth environment.

The Director, People & Culture helps to operationalize people and culture initiatives and serves as an advisor to business leaders regarding internal policies and processes (e.g., talent acquisition, performance management, talent development and total rewards) in order to optimize employee engagement and productivity.

This individual will be responsible for managing company culture, talent acquisition, retention, performance management, talent management, total rewards, and employment law compliance.


Reinforces company culture, core values and performance expectations.
Manages internal communications for the company to provide individuals the knowledge and tools to perform effectively in their roles.
Conducts periodic surveys to measure employee satisfaction and employee engagement, and creates action plans to address areas of opportunity.
Remains current with changes in human resource and employment law. Assures all employment policies and practices are fully compliant with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Works with management to ensure employees comply with all laws related to employee benefits, compensation, employment and training.
Establishes and communicates policies and procedures to support the strategic and operational needs of the organization, and acts as an advisor to leaders and employees to address questions or situations.
Establishes and leads the talent acquisition process to ensure candidates meet or exceed the identified competencies and performance expectations.
Creates and delivers a comprehensive onboarding program for new hires to set them up for success.
Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
Coaches and trains managers in their communication, feedback, recognition, and interaction responsibilities with the employees who report to them. Makes certain that managers know how to successfully, ethically, honestly, and legally communicate with employees.
Conducts investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth. Consults with leadership and legal counsel as appropriate on complex personnel matters to appropriately mitigate risk.
Manages talent acquisition and comprehensive strategic recruiting plans, including branding, sourcing channels, screening, interviewing, assessments, diversity, data collection, job offers and metrics.
Develops staffing plans to identify talent within and outside the organization for positions of responsibility, creating developmental plans as appropriate.
Leads the implementation of the performance management system, and guides management to effectively manage performance, including completion of employee performance reviews, goal setting and coaching.
Develops progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance, and communicates information to maximize employee awareness and understanding of offerings. Manages benefit programs from a competitive and cost perspective.
Establishes the company wage and salary structure, pay policies, and oversees the variable pay systems within the company including bonuses and raises. Monitors all pay practices and systems for equity, effectiveness and cost containment.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business, or related field; and 7-10 years of progressive HR experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
SHRM-SCP and/or SPHR and PHR-CA certifications a plus.
Prior experience in biotech, in a start-up environment, and taking companies public is highly desirable.
Proficiency with Human Resource Information Systems and Applicant Tracking Systems is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with proven ability to collaborate, communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
Ability to maintain a broad view of the business, demonstrating strong diagnostic, problem solving and analytical skills, delivering solutions that balance individual and overall company needs.
Demonstrated success in synthesizing complex business data and developing innovative and holistic solutions from inception, implementation to post-delivery assessment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects and lead change across the organization.
Ability to focus on critical issues and balance and respond to competing short-term and long-term priorities.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit.
The employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The transition from standing and sitting often.
Specific vision for this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The regular requirements of an office environment (computers, computer screens, workstations, etc.) apply when not working in or around a laboratory environment.
100% on-site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.
Evening and weekend work as necessary.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
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EEO Employer: Shoreline Biosciences, Inc., is 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, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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