Senior Applications Scientist
Posted on 4/2/2024

51-200 employees

Accelerates synthetic biology with rapid, high-quality DNA synthesis
Company Overview
Elegen stands out in the synthetic biology field with its proprietary DNA synthesis technology, ENFINIA DNA, which delivers long, linear DNA of up to 7000 bp with an impressively low error rate of 1:70,000 per bp in just 6-8 business days. This technology not only accelerates mRNA vaccine development workflows by eliminating the need for a master cell bank and plasmid production, but also makes gene therapy platforms more scalable and efficient by reducing the time required for gene synthesis. With a team led by renowned biotechnology scientists and entrepreneurs, Elegen is well-positioned to lead the industry in reprogramming biology to address significant human challenges.

Company Stage


Total Funding





San Carlos, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Biology Lab & Research
Biology & Biotech
  • Minimum of a graduate degree in life sciences or a related field
  • 4+ years of applications scientist experience in the life sciences industry, with preference given to candidates with strong experience in synthetic biology applications.
  • In-depth understanding of fundamental molecular biology principles and common genomics research tools and techniques.
  • In-depth understanding of scientific workflows and equipment for common genomics and synthetic biology applications.
  • Experience with common methods for molecular cloning, PCR, qPCR, NGS, and gene editing.
  • Experience developing, reviewing, and executing experimental plans.
  • Experience conducting research through scientific publications, with the ability to synthesize, summarize, and report analyses.
  • Experience in global, cross-functional teams.
  • Detail-oriented with effective time and project management skills.
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication, and collaboration skills with experience presenting to diverse scientific and business audiences.
  • 60% lab work, 40% customer/sales engagement
  • Travel up to 25%
  • Development and execution of an application development roadmap.
  • Work cross-functionally as needed to execute experiments that demonstrate the successful use of Elegen products in real-world, scientific applications.
  • Serve as an expert in the scientific application of Elegen’s products in commercial discussions involving internal stakeholders and external partners and customers.
  • Support the sales team for technical assistance in pre-sales customer interactions.
  • Lead and support commercial collaborations with Elegen partners, KOLs, and customers.
  • Demonstrate a bias for action and results but with careful attention to detail.
  • Remain appropriately reactive and responsive, taking full responsibility to resolve issues and regain momentum.
  • Serve as subject matter expert to support the creation of sales and marketing collateral.
  • Analyze scientific research trends to identify opportunities and deficits. Report insights regularly to senior leadership and marketing teams.
  • Present scientific content to customers in webinars, seminars, conferences, and small meetings.