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Scientist, Applied Research

Company: Synthego Corporation
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a creative, collaborative, and motivated Scientist to join Synthego's Applied Research Team. The scientist in this role will focus on advancing cutting-edge CRISPR technologies to support Synthego's platforms for cell therapies and high-throughput gene editing. The ideal applicant has a strong technical background in genome engineering, with a passion for working with both external collaborators and internal cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment to solve practical challenges and devise new methodologies. - What You'll Do

  • Evaluate new technologies and methods that enhance capabilities, activity, and specificity of our genome engineering toolbox.
  • Adapt, innovate, and refine existing genome engineering methods for projects that help support Research platform and customer product development goals.
  • Optimize and develop clear gene editing protocols for a wide range of cell types, including immortalized cell lines, primary cells, and stem cells (human iPSCs and ESCs).---Maintain strong working relationships with external scientific collaborators.
  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally across internal groups including: Research, Engineering, Business Development, Product, Sales, and Marketing.
  • Stay current on advances in the genome engineering field, attend virtual and in-person conferences and present relevant findings during internal and external forums.
  • Share your knowledge and expertise by maintaining excellent team communication and mentoring junior team members. About You
    • PhD with 3-5 years of relevant experience (can include graduate studies) with training in one of the following disciplines: Molecular/Cell Biology, Microbiology, or a related field.
    • Experienced in utilizing CRISPR gene editing technology for both in vivo and in vitro experiments.---Familiarity with sequencing (Sanger, NGS) and biochemical assays for quantifying CRISPR editing.
    • Experienced in mammalian cell culture (human iPSC experience is a plus) with proficiency in clonal isolation and automation platforms.
    • Experience with Protein purification and isolation is a plus.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present relevant scientific findings to a wide audience.
    • Can wear the many hats required to succeed in a fast-paced, energetic start-up environment.
    • Highly adaptable with a friendly and collaborative work ethic. 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 company's 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 , Scientist, Applied Research, Other , Redwood City, California

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