Team Lead - Synthetic Biology Foundry

Employer
Opentrons
Location
New York, Iowa, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 08, 2021
Closes
May 16, 2021
Ref
2154422449
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
About Us:
Neochromosome, Inc. (part of Opentrons) is a biotech company whose disruptive chromosome synthesis and engineering technologies are changing the world of synthetic biology. Rather than piecemeal editing of an existing genome, Neo delivers entire chromosomes designed de novo to be modular and orthogonal to the host cell. Neos work has revolutionized the Design - Build - Deliver paradigm for biological engineering with a focus on higher eukaryotic cells for expression of commercially valuable biological pathway.General role:
As Synthetic Biology Foundry Team Lead the candidate will be responsible for managing operations of a dynamic team of scientists, software engineers, and automation specialists working in the area of DNA manufacturing to enable the next-generation of synthetic biology products. The candidate will interact with business, scientific and sales teams across the organization to build and grow a platform with world-class synthetic DNA capabilities.Responsibilities:Assume responsibility for operationalizing a state-of-the-art synthetic biology foundry leveraging lab automation to support key workflows.Manage a multi-disciplinary team focused on DNA manufacturing.Meet project deliverables.Oversee operational metrics and ensure continuous improvement of activities in the foundry.Work with R&D teams to implement production quality workflows for synthetic DNA capabilities.Maintain world-leading knowledge in the field of synthetic biology.Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.Basic qualifications:PhD in molecular biology, biotechnology, biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, or related field.At least 7 years of experience managing teams and leading independent research projects.Deep subject matter expertise in molecular biology and synthetic biology, including DNA assembly methods.Previous experience implementing lab automation workflows to enable high throughput experiments.Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary team.Great analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.Strong communication skills, both written and oral.Ability to execute and thrive in a dynamic startup environment.Advanced qualifications:Experience leveraging AI/ML in complex workflows. Experience in the field of DNA synthesis is a plus.Opentrons is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.Department:
Science
Location:
New York City, NY

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