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Research Associate, Engineered Cells

Company: Synthego Corporation
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Synthego is searching for a Research Associate to join our Engineered Cells Operations team and help create the worlds first fully automatedGenome Engineering lab.

This position has shift options available:

- Tuesday through Saturday; 2:30PM-11PM

What You'll Do

  • Engineer immortalized and/or hiPSC cells using CRISPR-Cas9, ultimately generating a pool or clonal population
  • Perform daily cell culture tasks including feeds, expands, and cryopreservation
  • Operate laboratory automation (liquid handling systems, clonal expansion systems)
  • Perform daily operational checks, calibrations, and maintenance as required
  • Extract genomic DNA, perform PCR assembly, and analyze samples using gel electrophoresis
  • Review Sanger Sequencing data and determine next steps in the manufacturing process
  • Receive and prepare laboratory reagents; update LIMS during the manufacturing process
  • Maintain laboratory inventory, equipment, record-keeping and administrative tasks for cell line maintenance and related projects
  • Draft and revise manufacturing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions (WIs)
  • Perform laboratory cleaning and maintenance as per rotation schedule
  • Acquire and analyze microscopy images
  • Participate in company meetings and present data and project plans
  • Work closely with Process Engineering to define user requirements for new technologies and to execute performance qualification (PQ) experiments

About You

  • BS in molecular and cell biology and biology or related field
  • Minimum of 1 year of cell culture experience
  • Experience working with a variety of immortalized lines
  • Excellent aseptic technique and understanding of contamination control
  • Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally with various personas
  • Team player who thrives in a fast paced environment

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with transfections and genetic engineering of mammalian cells
  • Direct experience handling induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) or primary cells
  • Experience with flow cytometry
  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

Company Benefits & Perks

  • 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
  • Onsite gym
  • Daily shuttle bus to & from San Francisco
About Us

Synthego is a genome engineering company that enables the acceleration of life science research and development in the pursuit of improved human health.

The company leverages machine learning, automation, and gene editing to build platforms for science at scale. With its foundations in engineering disciplines, the companys platforms vertically integrate proprietary hardware, software, bioinformatics, chemistries, and molecular biology to advance basic research, target validation, and clinical trials.

By providing both commercial and academic researchers and therapeutic developers with unprecedented access to cutting-edge genome engineering, Synthego is at the forefront of innovation, accelerating the development of truly engineered biology.

Keywords: Synthego Corporation, Redwood City , Research Associate, Engineered Cells, Other , Redwood City, California

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