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Director, Scientific Marketing at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Are you a true believer that bioengineering is the next industrial revolution, and CRISPR is only the beginning? We are looking for someone who is inspired by our mission, would fit in well with the collaborative, fast-paced, and innovative spirit of the company culture and be able to contribute to our rapid growth.
Synthego is looking for an experienced, results-oriented Director of Scientific Marketing to play a significant role in our continued success. This position reports to the VP of Marketing and involves interfacing directly with multiple teams within the company, including Product Management, Sales, and R&D.
The Director of Scientific Marketing will perform market and competitive analysis, contribute to product messaging and positioning, develop scientific/technical presentation decks, generate customer case studies, contribute to other technical marketing collateral, and perform other related duties as needed.

What You'll Do

    • Work closely executives and key product management leaders to develop the overall messaging, marketing strategy and priorities
    • Drive content creation to support messaging and objectives for awareness and demand generation campaigns that produce leads and referrals for Synthego
    • Lead team to drive a buyer’s journey approach to market adoption, sales/partner enablement and pipeline nurture
    • Lead and influence creation of high-impact, scalable global marketing programs
    • Ensure that we have compelling materials for global sales teams to use in driving customer demand for our security subscriptions
    • Lead a team of product marketing professionals focused on next generation genome engineering
    • Drive sales enablement and field marketing managers to ensure overall execution against strategic objectives and priorities
    • Provide consistent partner marketing support for key joint marketing programs and events
    • Identify and track relevant metrics of success and best practices

About You

    • Ph.D. (or another similar advanced degree) in biological sciences or related field
    • 7+ years of product marketing / scientific marketing experience in life science/biotech industry
    • Experience of managing and scaling product marketing teams
    • Comfortable and experienced interviewing key opinion leaders
    • Skilled at giving oral presentations to groups of various sizes and experience levels
    • Experienced researching and rapidly learning complex scientific concepts and conveying them in writing so they are easily understandable
    • Solid understanding of product marketing fundamentals and taking an “omni-channel” approach to marketing
    • Attention to detail and extremely meticulous when it comes to following style guidelines
    • Ability proactively find innovative solutions to problems and to know when to ask for help
    • Self-starter with “get it done” attitude 
    • Equally comfortable and skilled working independently and in collaborative environments
    • Ability to communicate quickly, clearly, and effectively
    • Strong opinions, loosely held. Willing to fight for an idea, but willing to compromise too
    • Will require up to 25% travel

Nice to Haves

    • Experience working in a startup environment
    • In-depth understanding of CRISPR
    • Familiar with HubSpot, Marketo, SalesForce or other marketing automation software
    • Proven track record of managing contractors and vendors

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners 
    • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco
Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.
Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.