Named by the World Economic Forum as one of the World's 30 Technology Pioneers 2016, and one of Gartner's 'Cool Vendors in Life Sciences' 2018, Synthace is building a software platform - Antha - to revolutionise biology in a way that has never been done before!
At Synthace we are moving biology away from gruelling and time-consuming manual processes with handheld pipettes and lab books to more reproducible automated experimentation, tracked samples, structured datasets and cutting-edge data analysis!
We are developing our Antha software platform to tackle the biggest challenges faced by the bioprocessing industry, including reproducibility, timelines and data handling.
This takes highly collaborative team effort between software developers, biologists, bioprocess engineers, mathematicians, bioinformaticians, designers and our growing list of industrial partners in the biosciences.
We're currently expanding our team and looking for talented individuals who are like-minded, curious, and want to work on intellectually stimulating or rewarding projects that will make a genuine difference to the world.
We're looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Downstream Bioprocess Scientist, to join our world-class diverse and interdisciplinary team, and help us achieve our goal of re-defining and revolutionising Biology!
This is a hands-on role in our on-site wet lab. Leveraging your scientific knowledge and experience of designing processes, you will be using Antha and incorporating it into your workflows, enabling end to end automation for high throughput downstream bioprocessing.
You'll be working collaboratively and creatively with a range of stakeholders (in our case this includes software engineers) to use, test, and suggest features/improvements to Antha, delivering even greater value to the wider Antha user base.
Although this isn't a customer facing role, at times you will be expected to advise more outward facing Synthace members and end users on sophisticated workflows and associated scientific challenges, i.e. to digitise biological protocols and processes. Hence, a willingness and ability to communicate effectively in technical and multidisciplinary situations is essential.
Extensive training will be provided and there will be excellent opportunities for you to expand your skill-set and progress organically within the company into senior positions.
This is an office/lab based role but occasionally you may be required to travel to other locations.
You must be able to demonstrate and apply previous hands-on lab based experience. This experience will be crucial in engaging with your future colleagues, i.e. working with them to understand the scientific need and context, in order to enable them to progress the development of our software.
Our core target markets are biologics and gene therapies, so relevant experience in a bioprocess focused role within an industrial context is highly desirable.
In addition, we are really interested in hearing from candidates with a background in PR&D, MSAT (or similar), with expertise in downstream processing and knowledge of whole process challenges (up- and down-stream).
A deep understanding of bioprocess operations, experience with industry practices and the ability to handle and interpret large, complex data sets will be crucial.
Your domain proficiency will play a key part in this role. However, you must also have an entrepreneurial drive to produce high-quality deliverables which will be complemented by your problem solving, critical thinking, adaptability, communication skills and work ethic.
Salary: £40k-£45k depending on experience
Other benefits: Equity, 10% pension, private health, and more! List available on our careers site (www.synthace.com/careers-at-synthace)
Location: West London