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Associate Scientist II/III, Biobanking - Insitro

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Job Title
Associate Scientist II/III, Biobanking
Job Location
South San Francisco, CA
Job Description

About the role

The heart of insitro’s strategy is the development of novel, innovative methods in machine learning and high-throughput biology that address key bottlenecks in the drug development pipeline. To accomplish this, we are putting together a team of life scientists with expertise in cell biology and .

The Associate Scientist II/III, Biobanking will be responsible for the generation, culture, cryopreservation, and QC of iPSC banks from patient cell lines. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary setting and collaborate with coworkers to execute manual and automated cell culture methods, high throughput biochemical and cellular assays, and genetic characterization of cell lines. Furthermore, they will contribute to the development of novel automated cell culture methods as well as high throughput QC assays. The candidate will work closely with a team of multidisciplinary scientists to enable key downstream assays/models and studies to feed into a diverse portfolio of therapeutic area research into neurological and metabolic disorders. We value clear communication, creative-thinking, collaboration, and meticulous scientific exploration. If you are a highly motivated individual and teammate with a strong desire to impact drug discovery across multiple therapeutic areas, we invite you to consider joining our team.

You will:

  • Culture immortalized, primary, and iPS cells 
  • Develop and execute automated cell culture methods
  • Execute cell based assays and report data in a clear and concise manner using an electronic lab notebook system
  • Collaborate with colleagues on multi-disciplinary project teams to provide scientific/technical contributions and deliver project goals

You are:

  • Meticulous about experimental details and lab work
  • A strong team player
  • Excited about method development and optimization

You have:

  • BS/MS in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or a relevant field, with a minimum of three years of cell culture experience
  • Experience in aseptic cell culture techniques
  • The ability to maintain precise documentation
  • Experience in iPSC culture (preferred)
  • A desire to transform drug discovery and help patients
Compensation & Benefits at insitro
Our target starting salary for successful US-based applicants for this role is $90,000 - $115,000. To determine starting pay, we consider multiple job-related factors including a candidate’s skills, education and experience, market demand, business needs, and internal parity. We may also adjust this range in the future based on market data. 
This role is eligible for participation in our Annual Performance Bonus Plan (based on company targets by role level and annual company performance) and our Equity Incentive Plan, subject to the terms of those plans and associated policies.
In addition, insitro also provides our employees:
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching for contributions
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (insitro pays 100% of premiums for employees), as well as mental health and well-being support
  • Open, flexible vacation policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Quarterly budget for books and online courses for self-development
  • Support to occasionally attend professional conferences that are meaningful to your career growth and development
  • New hire stipend for home office setup
  • Monthly cell phone & internet stipend
  • Access to free onsite baristas and cafe with daily lunch and breakfast
  • Access to free onsite fitness center
  • Commuter benefits
About insitro
insitro is a drug discovery and development company using machine learning (ML) and data at scale to decode biology for transformative medicines. At the core of insitro’s approach is the convergence of in-house generated multi-modal cellular data and high-content phenotypic human cohort data. We rely on these data to develop ML-driven, predictive disease models that uncover underlying biologic state and elucidate critical drivers of disease. These powerful models rely on extensive biological and computational infrastructure and allow insitro to advance novel targets and patient biomarkers, design therapeutics and inform clinical strategy. insitro is advancing a wholly owned and partnered pipeline of insights and therapeutics in neuroscience, oncology and metabolism. Since launching in 2018, insitro has raised over $700 million from top tech, biotech and crossover investors, and from collaborations with pharmaceutical partners. For more information on insitro, please visit

Insitro Headquarters Location

South San Francisco, CA

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Insitro Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Insitro Funding Rounds

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  • Series C

    $400,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $143,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $100,000,000 USD