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Scientist, Custom Engineered Cells (iPSC) at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego is enabling genome engineering at scale with a blend of scientific instrumentation, industrial automation, and data science. Our team of scientists and engineers are putting multidisciplinary fields together to solve problems that no one field could tackle alone.
We are currently searching for a Scientist for our Custom Engineered Cells program. This is a lab-based, hands-on role within our Manufacturing group, to work on the generation of custom gene-edited human iPSCs using Synthego’s genome engineering reagents and technologies. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot challenging genome engineering problems, ensuring processes are executed correctly while working to develop new and improved protocols.

What You'll Do

    • Work closely with multidisciplinary contributors to build a semi-automated cell engineering operation, focused on delivering custom engineered cell lines for research and customer needs.
    • CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing on human iPSCs/ESCs and a variety of cell types.  
    • Develop and optimize protocols for CRISPR experiments and cell imaging methods.
    • Supervise cell culture RA’s (as required).
    • Track new techniques and technologies in CRISPR genome editing space

About You

    • M.S. or Ph.D. in synthetic/molecular biology, biochemistry, or bioengineering.
    • 3 - 5 + years of life sciences wet lab experience including operating scientific instrumentation and/or manufacturing environment.
    • Hands-on experience culturing human iPSCs, ESCs and primary cells.
    • Significant experience in eukaryotic cell culture systems with demonstrated experience in working with clonal cell populations.
    • Skilled in molecular biology techniques including gDNA and RNA isolation, PCR and cloning.
    • Experience developing or optimizing scientific protocols.
    • Innovative publications and excellent oral and written communication skills
    • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Looking for an energetic startup environment.

Nice to Haves

    • Experience working in a Manufacturing or Core Facilities environment
    • Experience in culturing difficult cell lines
    • Fluorescence microscopy and/or FACS
    • Automation robotics and high-throughput experience
    • NGS library prep and data analysis

Company Perks & Benefits

    • 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.