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Application Scientist at Strateos

Menlo Park, CA, US

We Are

Strateos is changing how science is communicated and executed by creating a programmatic cloud science laboratory. We strive to understand scientific intent and faithfully execute protocols through a user friendly interface to advance and accelerate scientific insight. To that end, we are building an automated biology and chemistry platform to empower scientists to perform experiments at scale through a single interface. We care deeply about science and are advancing access, capability, and reproducibility through computation and robotics.

Individuals here are empowered to think creatively to solve problems and answer hard questions with well researched data. We work in a collaborative environment where everyone is encouraged to do their best work supported by a team of peers. We value diverse contributions and perspectives and are looking for people who love learning.

We Want

Strateos  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 other scripting language also required.  

You Have

  • A Masters or PhD with 3-4 years of industry experience in high-throughput screening, laboratory automation and/or discovery biology workflows
  • Fluency in Python, and an understanding of a few other programming languages
  • Experience with laboratory automation systems and transitioning manual experimental workflows onto automation
  • Experience debugging and analyzing bioassays on an automated platform
  • Some project management experience
  • Recent bench experience is highly preferred

You Are

  • Interested in onboarding and automating protocols
  • Excited to use programming to troubleshoot biology
  • A problem-solver with strong analytical skills
  • 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
  • Comfortable in a customer-facing role 

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
  • To create interfaces that codify how science is communicated and executed
  • 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
  • 401k matching

Strateos is an equal opportunity employer


KEYWORDS: python, software engineering, automation, biology, chemistry, drug discovery, development