External: Full Time Position - Automation
Menlo Park
Posted 4 years ago

We are:

Transcriptic has developed the first robotic cloud laboratory platform for on-demand life science research by integrating laboratory processes, instruments and IoT technologies into a single user interface. Top ten pharmaceutical companies and emerging biotech companies use the platform to conduct efficient, reproducible and rapid experimentation from anywhere in the world.

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 Assay Development Scientist to join our Applications team. In this technical role, you will work cross-functionally with the Applications and Operations team to support and coordinate assay development and transfer to automation and production. This entails wetlab experimentation, experimental design and troubleshooting, process optimization, and evaluating and implementing new assay formats and technologies. Other responsibilities of the role may include project management, external customer communication, and contributing to internal tooling development. The ideal candidate possess both biological assay and lab automation experience in translating high-throughput drug discovery workflows, biochemical and cell-based assays, from manual benchtop execution to full automation. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for writing technical notes, regular data reporting and presentation, and serve as the subject matter expert on assay development and optimization.

You are:

  • A Master’s or PhD with 5+ years of industry experience in high-throughput screening (biochemical and cell-based), biomarker characterization, and GPCR or kinase drug discovery
  • Extensive hands-on experience with transferring assays onto automation and between sites
  • Proficient in assay development, characterization, validation, debugging and optimization
  • Strong tissue culture experience in primary and transformed cell lines
  • Familiar with programming benchtop automation devices such as MultiDrop Combi, Envision, Bravo, Tecan and Hamilton liquid handlers
  • Working knowledge of commercially-available design of experiments (DOE) and analysis software such as JMP, GraphPad Prism, Genedata Screener
  • Experience designing, planning and establishing new assays
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to independently translate a high-level goal into action with minimal guidance
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and autonomous environment
  • Strong attention to detail

You also might have:

  • Experience with compound synthesis and analytical technologies and methods such as LC/MS and HPLC
  • Familiar with a coding language such as Python
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Knowledgeable about project management

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 the freedom to work on hard technology and real science
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly gym stipend
  • Lunch, dinner & unlimited snacks
  • Professional development budget

Transcriptic is an Equal Opportunity Employer

TO APPLY: Visit https://www.transcriptic.com/hiring/?gh_jid=1213488