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Laboratory Associate, CRISPRevolution 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 can tackle alone.
We are searching for motivated, enthusiastic, and hands-on individuals interested in advancing science through the manufacturing of our CRISPR products. As a Lab Associate at Synthego, you will join our growing operations team and have direct responsibility for the synthesis and purification of our gRNA products. This role requires a strong attention to detail, a desire to learn and adapt to new processes, and familiarity with safe laboratory practices. This role will combine hands-on laboratory protocols with advanced automation to ensure the timely delivery of high quality products to our customers.
Morning shift options:
- Sunday through Thursday; 6:30AM to 3PM
- Tuesday through Saturday; 6:30AM to 3PM 
Swing shift options:
- Sunday through Thursday; 2:30PM to 11PM
- Tuesday through Saturday; 2:30PM to 11PM
Night shift options:
- Sunday through Thursday; 10:30PM to 7AM
- Tuesday through Saturday; 10:30PM to 7AM

What You'll Do

    • Synthesize oligonucleotides by following established SOP’s 
    • Practice continuous improvement by contributing ideas and suggestions to new and existing processes
    • Operate complex robotic systems to manage liquid product through a highly automated workflow
    • Mix, store, and dispose of chemical solutions
    • Print labels for bottles, vials, and boxes
    • Package, seal, inventory, and ship products
    • Ensure laboratory products and supplies are maintained and stocked 
    • Capture production data in compliance with site and quality management system requirements

About You

    • AA in Chemistry, Biotech Certification, or relevant work experience
    • 1-3 years of industry experience within the manufacturing/production environment
    • Must be able to speak and read English with excellent understanding
    • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment
    • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral), as well as a strong commitment to quality
    • Demonstrates ability to work independently and as part of a team, to meet departmental goals
    • Must be able to lift/move up to 25 pounds
    • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods up to four (4) hours at a time

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Excellent benefits
    • Competitive salary
    • 4x Daily shuttle to and from San Francisco (more locations to come)
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Catered lunch and dinner
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.