Synthace Limited

We're building Antha - a kind of 'visual IDE' to automate biological research and help scientists speed up research into areas such as cures Cancer faster!

Founded 2011
51-200 employees
  • Biotechnology & Chemical Products
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Information Systems
  • Headquarters address
    The WestWorks, 195 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FQ

    Are you looking for something more meaningful? Is social impact important to you? Do you crave complex technical challenges?

    Antha is our groundbreaking software platform that has the potential to revolutionise biological research. It allows processes that were previously highly manual and time consuming to be automated and linked into executable workflows that are reliable, shareable and scalable.

    We're effectively building a visual IDE that interacts with existing sets of robotic lab equipment and lowers the technical level of entry to use them. This makes it easier for researchers to include automation in their experiments, as well as making it possible to save multivariate experiments as Antha files making them shareable, repeatable & consistent!

    Already Antha is in use in pharma, industrial biotechnology, agriculture, and pure research - we're already working with clients and partners such as GSK, Merck, Oxford Biomedica, Cambridge Consultants and Microsoft.

    Presentation space where we hold our weekly all hands meetings

    FUNDING & AWARDS

    We've recently gone through a Series B funding round, raising an additional $25.6m and we've scaled by around 100% in the last 12 months. We have a shiny new office in West London (complete with all mod cons and an on-site wet-lab!), we're investing in growing our engineering teams while ensuring we continue to only hire highly skilled, friendly and collaborative people.

    Did you know we've been named...

    ★ "Technology Pioneer" - World Economic Forum

    ★ One of "Europe’s 100 digital champions" - FT, Google

    ★ "2018 Cool Vendor in Life Sciences" - Gartner

    WHERE TO FIND US:

    The Westworks, White City Place, 195 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FQ

    (Zone 2)

    Did you know we’re only…

    15 mins from Oxford Circus
    15 mins from Paddington
    25 mins from Clapham Junction
    25 mins from Kings Cross
    30 mins from Old Street
    30 mins from Waterloo
    35 mins from Stratford

    Find out more about what’s happening at White City Place!

    https://whitecityplace.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/whitecityplace/

    TECH STACK:

    • Back End: Kubernetes, Go, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Docker, Google Data Store, GraphQL
    • Front End: Typescript, JavaScript, React, NodeJS, Postgres, Hooks API, GraphQL
    • Lab Automation: .Net Core, C#, ASP.Net, APIs (high level drivers experience also useful)
    • Bioinformatics: Python, Go, Java, C, C++, BLAST, R, PANDAS/NumPy/SciPy, SAS/JMP

    Lauren, our Customer Success Director, leading a workshop

    CULTURE:

    We have a very high technical bar. We have inspiring, amazing people working here, and we share knowledge with each other. all. the. time!

    We're a friendly, supportive and inclusive bunch. We have regular company lunches, games nights and other events. We hold weekly lunch and learn sessions to help those of us without PhDs in various scientific subjects to understand more about the world of biology, to help us see how our work will directly impact the researchers who use it.

    It may sound cheesy to some, but we are all very much bought into our mission; creating a platform that helps scientists to do cool things like cure Cancer faster, research drought-resistant crops to solve world hunger, and other great things!

    Investing in our people
    We promote internally & encourage ongoing development. To help with this we have lunch & learn sessions, journal club, open lab training, and more!

    We like to have fun too, with games nights, quizzes & karaoke nights in the office. There's also a dedicated games room as part of the amazing site at White City Place...

    White City Place website: [https://whitecityplace.com/ ](url)
    WCP Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/whitecityplace/](url)

    Other benefits
    We have flexible working, with a 35 hour working week and core hours for engineers being 11:00-16:00.

    As well as the usual choice of hardware, endless snacks, fruit, breakfast cereals, drinks and refreshments, there are monthly company lunches and breakfasts too.

    We look after our team with private health cover (for you and your immediate family), income protection and life insurance.

    We also think it's important that you have a stake in the company's success, which is why we offer equity/share options.

    If you have any questions about any of the above we'd be happy to explain further when we speak.

    Snapshot of part of our workflow visualiser UI

    INTERVIEW STAGES:

    We interview using a simple 4 stage process:-

    1. Initial 30 minute Phone Screen with our internal recruitment team.
    2. Online Skills Test.
    3. Technical Video Interview (45 mins).
    4. On-site Assessment (4 back to back interviews and a tour of our lab). Meet with your potential colleagues, solve some more technical problems, ask us as many questions as you like! It's important that you feel comfortable that this is the right move for you!

    Your experience is important to us, and we try to give feedback quickly at each stage, including making offer decisions within 48 hours of the final interview in most cases.

    If you have any questions at any point in the process, please reach out to the recruitment team.

    MORE INFO & CURRENT OPENINGS:

    Visit our careers site: www.synthace.com/careers-at-synthace

    Tech stack

    Go, React, Typescript, Kubernetes, Docker, C#, Google Cloud Platform, Node.JS, PostgreSQL, Azure, GraphQL

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Vacation and time off

    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered breakfasts
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
    Showers
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