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Senior Scientist, Pre Clinical at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
As a leader in gene editing platform automation, Synthego’s goal is to develop safe and efficacious therapeutic products at affordable costs for patients.   
Senior Scientist, Pre-clinical will be expected to take ownership of a full project from conception, development, to proof-of-concept in vitro and in vivo.  The candidate must have experience using electronic lab notebook for proper documentation of all preclinical activities, have experience training and supervising research associate(s), and have experience writing study reports.  The candidate will be expected to follow a project timeline and deliver critical milestones on time.

What You'll Do

    • Establish primary cell culture (blood cells, pluripotent stem cells, neural cells) relevant to project
    • Develop and optimize cell differentiation protocols
    • Develop and optimize gene editing protocol for the specific cell type
    • Design viral construct for donor template delivery into specific cell types (i.e – lentivirus, AAV)
    • Small scale viral production for donor template
    • Multicolor flow cytometry (surface and intracellular)Develop and validate in vitro functional analytical assays, relevant to preclinical project
    • Be hands-on with preclinical animal models (ie – transplantation and/or tissue harvest and tissue/cell analyses)
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills
    • Ability to present and communicate project updates at team meetings

About You

    • Ph.D in biological sciences (immunology, virology, stem cell biology, gene therapy)
    • 2-3 years of postdoc and/or industry experience in translational cellular research
    • Prior exposure to pre-clinical industry structure, a plus
    • “Can do” and “Do now” attitude, a must

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco (more locations to come)
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners
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.