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Benchling // life sciences R&D focused platform
 
Boston, MA / Raleigh, NC / New York / New Jersey / Chicago, IL    Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2021
 
   
 
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Over the next 10 years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing & cell therapy will dramatically change how we treat cancer & other major illnesses. Biofuels & biomaterials will transform the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, & the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science & synthetic biology will produce sustainable & ethical food. Benchlings mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this future, & magnify its impact, through modern software.

Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling in their efforts to solve humanity's most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research.

Benchling was founded by a team of MIT graduates & has raised funding from Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, & Y Combinator. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, & the world's most renowned research institutes.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Benchling is building a world-class Professional Services team to drive implementations for our rapidly expanding customer base. Implementation Managers work with our customers, from small Biotech startups to the largest BioPharmas in the world to develop a deep understanding of their R&D Processes, & roll out solutions that transform how their research teams work together.

To be successful in this role, you will leverage your scientific background, project management skills, & product expertise to drive successful implementations of the Benchling platform. You will work hand in hand with the research scientists at our customers, & teams throughout Benchling to implement our solutions, & ensure our customers are successful. Implementation Managers lead all aspects of customer rollouts from requirements analysis & solution design, to configurations, testing, training, & onboarding users onto the system.

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

  • Manage initial rollouts for new Benchling customers as well as expansion projects with new teams or for new processes at existing customers.
  • Own implementation success from project kickoff to go-live, leveraging strong project management skills, scientific expertise, & deep product knowledge.
  • Build & execute detailed project plans, own project activities, work with other team members to execute on project deliverables to ensure on time, on budget, high quality deployments.
  • Understand customers' scientific workflows & determine how Benchling can best be leveraged to meet their key business needs.
  • Lead requirements & design workshops, perform data modeling & application configuration, develop test plans & guide UAT execution, train & onboard users.
  • Act as a trusted advisor for customers, guiding them through the implementation ensuring they leverage & apply Benchling Best Practices.
  • Understand & document customer pain points, advocate for them internally to influence product changes.
  • Develop & optimize enterprise training programs including written & video collateral.
  • Identify & work with sales on opportunities for account expansion post go-live.

ABOUT YOU

  • M.Sc., or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or similar Life Sciences field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a lab or research setting. You must be able to empathize with scientists & quickly understand complicated scientific concepts.
  • At least 3 years of Software Implementation experience, preferably with a SaaS software company.
  • Strong communication skills. You must be able to quickly & effectively connect with a range of stakeholders, including scientists, IT project leads, & executives.
  • Self-starter with the ability to be successful in a startup environment.
  • Curious, creative, & tenacious. You should be excited to collaborate with customers & other Benchling teammates as a thought partner.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% based on customer & project needs.

Benchling welcomes everyone. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity & inclusion by broadening our ways of problem-solving. Even if you dont meet 100% of the qualifications for this job, we strongly encourage you to apply.

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES

  • Admit mistakes & shortcomings
  • Deliver results
  • Disagree & commit
  • Obsess over customers
  • Rely on work ethic
  • Show empathy
  • Recruit & develop the best
  • Sweat the details
  • Think & communicate clearly
  • Unite around the mission

PERKS AND BENEFITS

  • Work with a talented yet humble team
  • Competitive compensation & equity package
  • Monthly health & wellness stipend
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Weekly virtual social events, & annual company retreats
  • *$1,000 work-from-home stipend 

*In following best practices & safety protocols, all Benchling employees are expected to work remotely until we are further advised that it is safe for employees to resume work in their respective office locations. To support remote work conditions, Benchling provides each employee a one-time stipend of $1,000 upon commencing employment, & additional discounted employee purchase plans for home-office equipment. 

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state & local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

 
 
 
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