Scientist, Synthetic Biology at Senti Biosciences
South San Francisco, CA, US
Summary:
Senti Bio is seeking talented synthetic biologists to contribute to our early stage projects, including the development of novel technologies, implementation of highly efficient design-build-test processes, and generating pre-clinical data on key disease indications using engineered human cells. A successful applicant will be able to work collaboratively across multiple projects as part of an integrated team to meet milestones. Applicants should have current knowledge of molecular biology and cellular engineering tools and methods as well as a mindset to deliver robust and practical solutions for long-term commercial impact. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about the future of “smart therapeutics” and have the energy and boldness to thrive and grow in a startup environment.

Responsibilities:
• Design and optimize therapeutic genetic circuits as a key member in disease-area-specific project teams
• Work closely with the synthetic biology team to improve efficiency, data management, and process improvement of the company’s scalable design-build-test-learn platform
• Drive independent projects to advance synthetic biology tools and components for use in therapeutic products
• Stay current with advanced molecular methods, scientific literature, and participate in ideation and decision making meetings
• Provide expert support for experiment design and assay development to the broader scientific team

Qualifications:
• Ph.D. or equivalent with expertise in synthetic biology, bioengineering, biotechnology, or cell engineering
• At least 2 years of mammalian cell engineering, preferably for therapeutic applications
• Prior experience in a startup or industry role in therapeutic drug development a plus
• Proficient with cell culture, cell analysis, and flow cytometry experimentation and analysis
• Experience in mammalian synthetic biology is a plus, such as synthetic gene circuit design, modern DNA assembly strategies, and quantitative cell circuit characterization
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-functional team