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Development Scientist, Engineered Cells at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego’s Systems Engineering team prides itself in its breadth of skill sets and expertise that are largely responsible for new product and infrastructure development. To accomplish this, they have combined engineering, automation and science to solve the problems that no one discipline could tackle alone.
 
As a Protocol Development Scientist within Synthego’s Systems Engineering Team, you will help set the scientific foundation of Synthego’s fully automated, cloud-enabled, cell engineering lab. You will be heavily involved in process and product improvements, as well as new product development, taking on both the scientific challenges of process launches and characterization, as well as key project coordination responsibilities.

What You'll Do

    • Automate cell line engineering in a state of the art CRISPR facility
    • Design and execute studies and data gathering exercises with the aim of improving new and existing protocols for use in a high-throughput cell line engineering factory
    • Create a broad set of analytical tools and use them to make targeted improvements to automated systems across multiple labs / environments
    • Gather requirements, create specifications, and document appropriately for the engineering teams
    • Support production activities; offer insight into scientific troubleshooting methodology and problem resolution with complex instrumentation, systems or processes in accordance with the scientific challenges involved in EC generation on automated platforms.
    • Ensure all work and results are recorded suitably for regulatory compliance
    • Supervise and train junior team members in best practices and standardized scientific methodologies
    • Work with Synthego’s custom hardware platforms and learn what it means to push scientific boundaries forward

About You

    • Automate cell line engineering in a state of the art CRISPR facility
    • Design and execute studies and data gathering exercises with the aim of improving new and existing protocols for use in a high-throughput cell line engineering factory
    • Create a broad set of analytical tools and use them to make targeted improvements to automated systems across multiple labs / environments
    • Gather requirements, create specifications, and document appropriately for the engineering teams
    • Support production activities; offer insight into scientific troubleshooting methodology and problem resolution with complex instrumentation, systems or processes in accordance with the scientific challenges involved in EC generation on automated platforms.
    • Ensure all work and results are recorded suitably for regulatory compliance
    • Supervise and train junior team members in best practices and standardized scientific methodologies
    • Work with Synthego’s custom hardware platforms and learn what it means to push scientific boundaries forward

Nice to Have

    • Experience of NGS platforms and approaches
    • Broad knowledge of statistics / analytical methods
    • Broad knowledge of genome engineering approaches You can provide evidence of working with Biology / Chemistry at scale
    • Programming experience (specifically in Python) is a bonus
ABOUT SYNTHEGO
 
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.