Field Application Scientist, North East

Boston, Massachusetts, United States Full-time Allows remote

Synthego is looking for a Field Application Scientist to join our team and help create the world’s first fully automated cloud-enabled molecular biology lab.

This position is a critical role supporting both Synthego’s commercial organization and our customer’s technical needs in the constantly evolving domain of genome engineering. This role interacts intimately across sales, marketing, product and technical teams to ensure that our customers have success with the range of our technical products.

Location:  Remote, East Coast (Boston, MA)




  • Provide first line technical and scientific support to all customers
  • Directly support the sales team on site and remotely with customers by providing both technical expertise and delivering technical presentations to customers
  • Own the technical and scientific success of our customer experience with Synthego’s products
  • Gather and document customer’s technical challenges to consolidate as market feedback for the product and marketing teams
  • Work directly with customers to troubleshoot and develop appropriate experimental designs to test and utilize Synthego products and services with maximum efficacy
  • Develop technical/scientific content for conferences and other scientific communication forums, including delivering posters and presentations
  • Collaborate with R&D and product teams to define and convey key customer challenges and pain points.
  • Develop and nurture scientific relationships with key opinion leaders within the CRISPR research community
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of relevant CRISPR publications and keep up to date on the latest reports and research trends from the literature




  • 2-3 years of Industry experience in the Life Sciences/Biotechnology sector with preference for a customer facing position
  • 6-8 years laboratory experience in the Life Sciences with an emphasis in genome engineering, molecular biology, and cellular biology
  • PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, or related field experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to work in a fast paced start up culture
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral for customer facing or public presentations and technical writing
  • Desire to travel 50%+ and cover a large territory
  • Effectiveness and desire to work directly with the sales and commercial organizations


Company Perks & Benefits


  • Competitive salary 
  • Generous equity at an early stage company
  • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k Plan




Synthego is turning molecular biology into an information science. We're building hardware facilities that abstract biological syntheses and research into software.

Our vision is to bring automation to genome engineering, enabling scientists to run their own fully-automated laboratory at low cost, performing millions of controlled, repeatable experiments per day without human error.

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, Synthego is a leading provider of genome engineering solutions.  The company’s flagship product, CRISPRevolution, is a portfolio of synthetic RNA designed for CRISPR genome editing and research.

We are venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, 8VC, and WI Harper.


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