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Octant, Inc. 

Synbio Apprenticeship

Los Angeles/ San Francisco Bay Area

Job Description. You’re a recent graduate excited to train in synthetic biology before your next professional step. Whether you're excited about startups, working in industry, or planning on going to graduate school, you're motivated by Octant’s mission to engineer biology to rationalize drug discovery. As part of the Octant team, you’ll learn from some of the top scientists in synthetic biology while helping move the state of our technology forward. You love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work. You thrive on getting things done, are eager to trouble-shoot random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.

As a SynBio Apprentice at Octant, you’ll work closely with our scientists to support and expand Octant’s synthetic biology technology and NGS drug screening platform.

This job might be great for you if you:

·      Are looking for 1-2 years of full-time SynBio research and engineering experience to complement your scientific background.

·      Are interested in learning and leveraging next-gen sequencing for molecular cloning applications.

·      Are excited about implementing novel techniques and playing a key role in developing scalable infrastructure.

·      Have 1-4 years of undergraduate research experience in a biology lab doing mammalian tissue culture and/or molecular cloning.

·      Enjoy working in the lab and get excited about learning and developing protocols.

·      Are detail-oriented and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented startup environment.

·      Have a bachelors degree in a biology-related field or equivalent experience.

 For more information, please send a resume/CV to

Octant is currently located on UCLA campus and will be moving to the Bay Area in the Summer of 2019.

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level.

Octant is an equal opportunity company. We welcome everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. We're working towards a more diverse scientific community, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.