Scientist/ Senior Scientist

Employer
Aromyx Corp
Location
Mountain View, CA
Posted
Nov 23, 2020
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

Mountain View, California USA

Aromyx Corporation is a cutting-edge early stage biotech startup that quantifies taste and smell via synthetic biology and data science to detect diseases and accelerate product development for pharma, agriculture, automotive, and consumer packaged goods industries. Our technology uses receptor biosensor assays to replicate the biology of the human nose. Data output is then interpreted via an artificial intelligence and machine learning engine to provide actionable insights to our customers.

Aromyx invites applications from laboratory-based scientists to join our biotechnology group and support the company’s growing discovery biology and commercial needs. This position will focus on human olfactory receptor (OR) function relevant to Aromyx’s platform for quantifying odors. This individual will work in close collaboration with management, senior scientists, and research assistants to implement olfactory receptor assays in research & development.

Specific requirements:

  • PhD in any major discipline in life science (preferably biochemistry, cell biology or neuroscience)

  • Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture is a must. High throughput screening, molecular, biochemical, and cellular techniques including , western blotting, cloning, immunostaining, microscopy and plate-based assays are good to have. Experience with olfactory receptors, taste receptors, GPCR biology and automation are a plus.

  • Nice to have experience in FACS, quantitative image analysis and Python coding.

  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills with the ability to work independently in a collaborative, dynamic and fast paced environment.

  • Strong project planning and time management skills, and the ability to multitask to meet tight project deadlines.

  • Creative and inquisitive scientific thinker who is eager to explore and learn new techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Aromyx scientists to conduct human olfactory receptor (OR) research in a dynamic, highly collaborative and fast-paced environment

  • Design and conduct OR high throughput assays, including plate-/ cell-based assays to measure readouts of odor binding, receptor engagement and signaling

  • Analyze data and report quantitative results

  • Create assay controls and reagents for internal and commercial use as needed.

  • Archive, process, track and test large sets of odorous samples from internal and commercial studies

  • Maintain detailed records of the experimental procedures and data in accordance with Aromyx policy

  • Communicate experimental designs, assay validation plans, protocols, and receptor data to cross-functional teams and collaborators

  • Stay up-to-date with research on GPCRs, olfactory receptors, signaling, technology development and any other relevant literature