Application Scientist


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We are:

Transcriptic is a robotic cloud laboratory for the life sciences. We design, build, own, and operate an automated cell and molecular biology infrastructure that scientists from all over the world use remotely over the internet. We are "cloud computing" for experimental biology: we enable "labless" biotech companies in the same way that fabless semiconductor companies no longer build foundries.

In our culture, everyone has precisely one priority, data wins arguments, and every individual is empowered to think creatively. Our work culture is an unstructured environment where you can do your best work supported by a group of your peers. Everyone sets their own goals, and hierarchy is naturally discovered.

We want:

Transcriptic is looking for an experienced Application Scientist to join our Applications team. In this position you will interact with clients both pre and post-sales to onboard their assays onto our automated workcells. This entails translating customers’ “paper protocols” into a python-based software script for onboarding and execution on our robotic platform, as well as optimizing assays for automation and pre-defined biological success parameters. Other responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to: debugging biology, project management, contributing to infrastructure and internal tooling development, and coordinating assay transfer within the organization. The ideal candidate possesses both biological assay and lab automation experience in translating discovery biology workflows (ELISA, MSD, IC50, qPCR etc.) from manual benchtop execution to full automation. Knowledge of Python or another scripting language also required. 

You are:

  • Proficient in python with a basic understanding of a few other programming languages
  • Prior experience onboarding and debugging discovery bioassays onto automation
  • A Masters or PhD with 2-3 years of industry experience in high-throughput screening, biomarker characterization and/or discovery biology workflows (ELISA, MSD, IC50, EC50 qPCR etc.)
  • Interested in automation and onboarding new applications
  • A problem-solver with strong analytical skills
  • Excited to use programming to troubleshoot biology
  • Organized with excellent communication skills
  • Able to translate a high-level goal into action with minimal further guidance
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and autonomous environment

You might have:

  • Project management experience
  • Some previous experience in engineering
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Working experience and knowledge of lab automation

You want:

  • A challenging environment that will push you to grow and improve professionally, every day
  • Opportunities to learn new technologies and fields, along with contributing to changing the future of science and research
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Flexible and generous vacation whenever you need a day (or three) off
  • 100% covered health, dental, and vision insurance for you and subsidized coverage for your family
  • A monthly CalTrain pass and cellular tethering
  • Free membership to a gym of your choice
  • Delivered lunch, catered dinner, and unlimited snacks

Transcriptic is an equal opportunity employer

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