Research Associate II - Gene Circuit Discovery Group

South San Francisco, California, United States
Jan 26, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Thank you for your interest in a career at Senti Biosciences. We are passionate about developing cell therapies with the ability to outsmart cancer and other complex diseases. We find purpose and meaning in knowing that our efforts will soon improve the lives of patients and their families. With science as our foundation and empathy as our key guiding principle, colleagues become friends, managers become mentors, and with time, cancer becomes history.

Senti Bio is seeking a collaborative and passionate Research Associate to join our Gene Circuit Discovery group. Senti is developing cell-type and cell-state specific promoters to address critical needs in gene and cell therapies. The Research Associate will contribute to this effort by applying expertise to screen bioinformatically-informed promoter designs using molecular biology and mammalian cell culture for therapeutic gene circuits. The ideal candidate will design and execute in vitro experiments in mammalian cells, communicate findings, and will collaborate with cross-functional groups at Senti.

    • Generate viral and non-viral vectors for functional screening
    • Perform and execute high-throughput screening in mammalian cell lines
    • Document experiments by generating timely records of protocols and data using Senti's electronic lab notebook (e.g. Benchling)
    • Coordinate with other group members and research teams at Senti to develop new assays and support cross-functional projects
    • Collaborate with lead scientist to analyze data and present results to stakeholders
    • Increased responsibility for independent research commensurate with experience

Basic Qualifications
    • B.S. in biotechnology, bioengineering, molecular biology, synthetic biology, virology or equivalent
    • 2 years of experience in an academic or industry setting
    • High level of experience with mammalian cell culture
    • Proficient with flow cytometry
    • Desire to be a team player in a fast-paced startup environment

Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with viral transduction approaches
    • Experience with cell sorting approaches
    • Experience with next-generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation and instrument operation
    • Experience with RNA extraction and quantification techniques
    • Experience with DNA assembly methods such as Gibson assembly

Salary and Benefits
    • Base pay, bonuses, and benefits to be determined based on application qualifications with the aim of being competitive with similar roles in the area
    • Significant growth opportunity as the company expands

Senti Bio is the next generation therapeutics company that designs gene circuits and programs cells for tremendous therapeutic value. Our mission is to engineer an entirely new class of medicine that will transform people's lives by curing the most challenging diseases. We are proud to count NEA, 8VC, Amgen Ventures, Pear Ventures, Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, Allen & Company, Nest.Bio , Omega Funds, Goodman Capital, and LifeForce Capital among our investors. Senti Bio is based in South San Francisco, CA, USA.