Research Lab Scientist

  • Location
    Mountain View, California
  • Job type
  • Category
    Engineering - Scientist

Title: Research Lab Scientist
Location: MTV
Start date: Early 2018, initial 6 month contract with a 3 month evaluation point for possible extension

Project Overview:
We are a small team of molecular biologists in Google Accelerated Science (GAS), who support a team of software engineers and mathematicians. Our primary goal is to actively investigate new scientific problems and to develop protocol pipelines that will dramatically accelerate scientific research. We use a broad range of computational and analytic techniques, including machine learning, to assist in accomplishing our goal. We strive to maintain a flexible scope on a wide range of potential projects. We have established an in-house wet laboratory to help run experiments, test model predictions, and develop new automated high throughput techniques to accelerate our research.

Overall Responsibilities:
Your responsibilities will include experimental scientific design, protocol development, mentorship of laboratory technicians and providing a biological and/or chemical viewpoint during data analysis discussions. Your role will consist of designing and executing novel biochemical and molecular biology protocols in the laboratory, which will contribute to the advancement of our team’s predictive mathematical models. In addition, you will design quality control assays to verify results, and transition optimized protocols to automated pipelines. Our work is fast-paced and changes often, so we are looking for a person who is flexible, meticulous and excited to grow. A previous background in any of the following would be significantly beneficial: biochemistry, materials science, molecular biology and/or protein engineering.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Experimental scientific design
2. Protocol development
3. Mentorship of laboratory technicians by providing a biological/chemical viewpoint

Required Skills:
PhD in biological or chemical sciences, or similar field
Ability to multitask and work independently in a fast-paced environment
Excitement to develop and try new new things
Experience mentoring junior scientists
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nice to Have Skills/Not Required:
Postdoctoral experience
Experience with building and optimizing robust large-scale assays
Experience with Next Generation Sequencing Library Prep

If your interested please email your resume to Anthony at Thank you!!

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