Senior Staff Scientist

Molecular Biology

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51-200 employees

High-accuracy, long DNA synthesis technology



San Carlos, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • Ph.D. in chemistry, molecular biology, synthetic biology or a related field
  • 5+ years' experience and deep expertise in molecular biology techniques and enzymes. Particularly PCR, DNA manipulation, analysis and purification
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary projects from early research through product launch
  • Strong track record of working in a highly collaborative environment on multidisciplinary projects
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrating setting a vision and building a cohesive team environment around it
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills for continuous evaluation of project path and troubleshooting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of bioinformatics and molecular biology workflow automation to define and understand project requirements and specifications
  • Effective team management and delegation skills
  • Lead the development of high throughput DNA synthesis platforms from early concept through validation and commercialization stages
  • Lead an interdisciplinary team of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, automation engineers and software developers to ensure timely execution of projects
  • Work with the technical and commercial teams to define project requirements and develop a comprehensive project plan that includes project scope, timeline, budget, and resource allocation
  • Provide technical expertise for making project decisions and troubleshooting
  • Communicate project status and strategy with stakeholders, including team members, senior management, and customers, to ensure everyone is kept up to date on project progress
  • Work with departmental heads, managers, and other stakeholders to develop team goals and delegate tasks to the appropriate team members

Elegen is an exceptional workplace for individuals passionate about pushing the boundaries of synthetic biology. The company is a leader in high-accuracy DNA synthesis, offering unique technology that boasts industry-leading speed and quality, with error rates as low as 1:70,000 per base pair. This focus on precision and efficiency makes it an ideal environment for professionals who thrive in high-performance settings dedicated to impactful biotechnological advancements.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



San Carlos, California



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