Benchling builds biotech tools for the future. Our collaboration & design platform enables researchers to solve humanity's most pressing challenges like disease, hunger, and renewable energy.

Founded 2012
51-200 employees
  • Enterprise Software
  • Headquarters address
    555 Montgomery St, Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94111

    Benchling is building the software layer that powers all biological research. Our customers are solving humanity’s most pressing challenges (such as disease, renewable energy, clean water, and hunger) and are advancing fields like gene editing, synthetic biology, and antibody engineering.

    Benchling enables them to collaborate and move more efficiently. Research today means disparate tools, manual data entry, and lots of paper. We provide a streamlined system for designing and running experiments, analyzing data, and sharing results. Scientists are able to work much faster while organizations can collect and tap into their vast institutional knowledge.

    Why we started Benchling

    While doing biology research as undergrads at MIT, we became fed up with how difficult it is for biologists to work together. As CS majors, we saw how tools like Git enable software engineers to collaborate, and couldn't believe biologists still use paper notebooks and archaic desktop software.

    We decided to build an online platform for biology research to tackle this problem. With close ties to top research labs and software talent, we're uniquely positioned to modernize life science.

    Why join

    1) We're working in a space (biotechnology) that is growing rapidly but has no one else building quality software tools.
    2) We're mission-driven. We're saving thousands of scientists hours per day, helping them find solutions to everything from disease to renewable energy faster.
    3) We're a world-class product team. Our founders have unique expertise at the intersection of biology and software.
    4) We're culture focused we work hard, are thoughtful about the organization we're building, love hanging out together and know how to have fun.

    Tech stack

    React, Redux, Javascript, Flask, Python, Postgres, Elasticsearch, GraphQL, Cypress, Mocha, Chai


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Catered dinners
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
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