Company Overview

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 is building the software and hardware infrastructure that allows research to be done in a new way: quickly, cheaply, reproducibly, in massive 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 fundamentally transforms the way research is done and brings biology into the digital age.

Synthego is turning biology into an information science; we're building hardware that abstracts biological syntheses and research into the software realm. We've created innovative new technology that enables automated "smart research facilities." Synthego is venture funded by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures and WI Harper.


Engineering is the heart of Synthego. We design and build the software and hardware needed to create facilities that are changing entire industries. When existing solutions are inadequate, we build our own.

Our team has previously designed, built, and delivered success in a wide variety of disciplines including: avionics systems for space rockets, innovative therapies for life extension, high throughput enzyme design, software for tactical robots and financial exchanges, and electron microscopes for DNA sequencing.

We love working with multi-disciplinary visionaries who have completed awesome projects and know how to drive an idea forward, all the way through realization.

We’re recruiting excellent mechanical, electrical, hardware, and software engineers to join our cross-disciplinary team that hails from the world of space rockets, satellites, mobile apps, robotics, high-end consumer products, DNA sequencing, and gene therapy. Candidates 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.

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520 Second Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063