Synthetic Genomics Reviews

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J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
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    Very interesting projects and a friendly working environment make Synthetic Genomics a fantastic place to build a career

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Synthetic Genomics full-time (less than a year)


    The projects and application areas such as xenotransplantation and algae biofuels biology are extremely interesting. Everyone at the company is professional, friendly, and generally great to work with. The compensation is good and the offered benefits are outstanding.


    Archetype, the principal software product of Synthetic Genomics, is currently undergoing a significant refactor to repair existing design and implementation problems and improve code quality. While essential, this refactor is less exciting than developing new applications and functionality.

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    My advice to management would be that they listen very closely to their team regarding input on software design and implementation details. There is quite a bit of software engineering experience at Synthetic Genomics and to not take advantage of that expertise would be a mistake.

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Synthetic Genomics Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Algal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Synthetic Genomics.

    Interview Details

    There is one interview with HR, and then there is interviews of 30min-1hr length with different scientists or people in the same group. Whole durations of interviews were around 2hrs longs

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't as such technical questions, however they asked bunch of question regarding my previous lab experiences and techniques i used.   Answer Question
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Headquarters La Jolla, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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