Cell Culture Research Associate

Redwood City, California
Apr 16, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

Synthego is searching for a Research Associate to join our manufacturing team and help create the world’s first fully automated cloud-enabled molecular biology lab.

This position is a swing shift for either schedules:

  • Saturday through Wednesday from 2:30 PM to 11 PM
  • Wednesday through Sunday from 2:30 PM to 11 PM

What You'll Do

Under the guidance of a manufacturing manager:

  • Maintain primary cell cultures and immortalized cell lines
  • Maintain research inventory, equipment, record-keeping and administrative tasks for cell line maintenance and related projects
  • Seed and transfect cells for a variety of cell culture plates
  • Screen mammalian cell lines
  • Update and development SOP’s for manufacturing processes 
  • Acquire and analyze microscopy images
  • Participate in company meetings and present data and project plans
  • Communicate regularly with team members regarding project progress

About You

  • BS in biology, cell biology or related field with a minimum of 2 years of cell culture experience 
  • Experience working with a variety of immortalized lines, specialized experience with mammalian iPS, ES, and primary cell lines is preferred
  • Excellent sterile technique
  • Experience with transfections and genetic engineering of mammalian cells preferred
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy and immunostaining techniques. 
  • Experience with flow cytometry preferred
  • Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deliver cohesive presentations
  • Ability to work well within a team and thrive under fast-paced startup environment