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Research Associate - New Products 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 Research Associate to be a key contributor for the New Products group.
This role will be responsible for the development of new products, validate technologies and interact with customers and thought leaders in the field of genome engineering. This role is hands-on, lab-based, and will actively interact with key personnel in the development, scale-up, automation and product management groups. This role will be responsible for solving challenging genome engineering problems, ensuring inventions are converted to compelling product concepts.

What You'll Do

    • Work closely with multidisciplinary contributors to developing exciting product concepts.
    • Interact with key customers
    • Work with stem cells, differentiated cells and established cell lines
    • Work with DNA and RNA, perform molecular biology analysis including next generation sequencing
    • Present internally and externally about the science and products you are working on.
    • Perform phenotypic analysis on cells including fluorescence microscopy
    • Track new techniques and technologies in CRISPR genome editing space

About You

    • B.S or M.S in synthetic/molecular biology
    • 2+ years of industry and wet lab experience including operating scientific instrumentation
    • Significant experience in eukaryotic cell culture systems
    • Strong molecular biology skills including gDNA, PCR and RNA isolation
    • Some experience in preparing libraries for Next Generation Sequencing
    • Looking to learn ground-breaking technologies in genome engineering

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.