Senior Research Associate


San Diego, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 06/01/2021
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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

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.

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

Strateos is looking for a Senior Research Associate to join the Science Team to support the development of new assays and routinely execute production runs in the Discovery Biology space. We are an automated cloud laboratory with services focusing on high throughput screening, biochemical and cell-based assays, synthetic biology, and genomics. In this role, you will execute production assays with a combination of manual support and lab automation, help generate and collect data supporting the reproducibility and quality control on our system, and assist in developing and implementing tools to increase operational efficiency. This includes reagent and buffer preparations, performing regular instrument and workcell maintenance, managing reagent and consumables inventory and procurement, and supporting assay development and transfer within the organization.


You Have

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering)
  • 3+ years of wetlab hands-on experience in industry (molecular biology, drug discovery or synthetic biology)
  • Experience with basic laboratory techniques such as pipetting, buffer and media preparations, inventory management, PCR, cell work (mammalian or microbial)
  • Familiarity with quality systems and performing validation studies
  • Strong organization abilities with great attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to translate a high-level goal into action with minimal further guidance
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and autonomous environment
  • Interested in gaining additional lab and automation experience
  • A natural organizer with experience in google tools


You Might Have

  • Work experience and familiarity in lab automation
  • A basic understanding of Python, Unix and/or MySQL
  • Some previous engineering experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience with lab regulations and compliance in California


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 when in office
  • Professional development budget
  • 401k matching

Strateos is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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