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Scientist, New Product Development at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego is looking for a Scientist to work within a core team focused on new product development using world-class gene editing tools. The ideal candidate is a creative scientist, who has a keen attention to detail and a deep passion for problem solving & creating product solutions for technology problems, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  
The role will focus on the development of all new CRISPR-mediated products, and will report directly to the Director of New Products, while being deeply embedded within the Research team. The Scientist will work with a core alpha team consisting of a product manager & product marketing to bring new product ideas to life and test their feasibility. They will be responsible for ideating, testing, building & delivering the product to a small set of alpha testers, and working with customers to understand what is the ideal product.  

What You'll Do

    • Drive innovation through the development of new gene editing products and applications to directly benefit customers
    • Work with a core Product Development team to develop and realize novel products, protocols and applications that will disrupt the gene editing market
    • Interface with a Cell Engineering team in order to maintain internal best practices for gene editing techniques.
    • Perform practical alpha-testing of new products & applications Interface with external collaborators to provide internal experimental support for product development
    • Develop optimized gene editing workflows for a wide range of cell types, including immortalized cell lines, primary and/or stem cells
    • Develop optimized gene editing workflows for a wide range of editing outcomes, such as knockout, knock-in, activation, inhibition and other CRISPR-modalities
    • Stay up to date on current gene editing literature and recent advances in the field to ensure we are always working towards the field’s next big challenge

About You

    • PhD in Relevant Biological Science (e.g., Molecular Biology, BioEngineering, Synthetic Biology, etc.)
    • 5+ Years of expertise in cell culture, CRISPR gene editing, Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology techniques
    • 2+ years experience in an industry lab environment
    • Experience with writing technical protocols, scientific notes/reports and scientific publications.
    • Exceptional communication skills and ability to convey relevant scientific messages to a wide audience.
    • Ability to wear the many hats required in a fast-paced, energetic start-up environment.

Company Perks & Benefits

    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan4x daily
    • Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco (more locations to come)
    • Fully stocked kitchen with drinks and snacks
    • Company Provided 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.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.