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Synthego is developing the technology to build fully automated research facilities that let biological research be performed remotely entirely through software. This combination of automation and software control allows scientists to complete millions of experiments a day and share fully-repeatable protocols.

Compared to computer science, biological research methods have seen much less innovation over the past 100 years. Researchers continue to perform experiments manually using pipettes and simple instrumentation. Basic, repetitive tasks require large numbers of lab assistants or technicians and take valuable time away from the design of experiments and analysis of data. Even simple methods are difficult to perform perfectly - recent studies suggest that perhaps only 10% of published papers are reproducible.

At Synthego we are changing that. Our team of engineers, developers, and scientists are building the software and hardware infrastructure that allows research to be done in a new way: quickly, cheaply, reproducibly, in parallel, and fully automated.

Imagine a single scientist completing millions of software-driven, fully-repeatable experiments a day. Imagine globally reusable protocols and pooled results. This changes the way research is done.

Just like the Synthego crew, a candidate should take responsibility for projects, be very hands-on, and want to be an early member of an ambitious and fast-paced startup. Lack of work experience is not an obstacle in the case of exceptionally talented and motivated applicants.

Synthego is venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, WI Harper, 8VC, and Jennifer Doudna.
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