Application Scientist (Scientific Technologies)


Menlo Park, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 01/07/2021
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  • Company Address: Strateos Inc. 3565 Haven Ave, Suite 3, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

About Strateos

Accelerate the potential of biology

Job Description

We Are

Strateos 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.  Most recently Strateos has been selected to partner with Eli Lilly to develop and operate an 11,500 sq ft fully automated compound synthesis and bioassay system.

A career at Strateos will allow you to positively impact the lives of millions of people through faster and more repeatable scientific breakthroughs, cheaper pharmaceuticals, and novel discoveries that come from the scientists using our ground-breaking platform. We are committed to creating a world where new cures, diagnostics, and biological tools can be rapidly developed to broadly impact society and the delivery of healthcare.

We Want

Strateos is looking for an experienced Application Scientist to join our team. In this technical role, you will work cross-functionally with external customers, sales, and the scientific operations teams to coordinate and support customer assay transfer to the platform. This work includes demonstrating platform capabilities, collecting experimental requirements, providing detailed specifications for proposed solutions, troubleshooting, and monitoring the customer on-boarding life-cycle.  Other responsibilities of the role include project management, evaluating new assay formats and technologies, writing technical notes, and advocating for customers internally to guide product development.

The ideal candidate possesses both biological assay and lab automation experience in translating high-throughput drug discovery workflows, biochemical and cell-based assays, from manual bench-top execution to full automation.

This customer-facing position will interact closely with colleagues in sales, scientific operations, engineering, and customer success.

You Have

  • A Master’s or PhD with 5+ years of industry experience in life sciences
  • Extensive hands-on experience with transferring assays onto automation and between sites
  • Experience working with scientific data and interfaces for science applications, including data processing and analysis tools
  • Working knowledge of commercially-available analysis software such as JMP, GraphPad Prism, Genedata Screener
  • Ability to independently translate a high-level goal into action with minimal guidance
  • Strong project management skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and autonomous environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate

You Are

  • Interested in on-boarding 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: automation, biology, chemistry, drug discovery, assay development

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