Scientific Consultant/Senior Scientific Consultant

Riffyn, Inc. - Oakland, CA -


Riffyn seeks a senior data-fluent scientist or process engineer with experience in  the biotech, pharmaceutical, food or chemical industries to help Riffyn customers transform their R&D practices using Riffyn’s cloud-based experiment design and data analytics software.  As a Scientific Consultant, you will develop a close relationship with Riffyn customers, serving as an advisor and guide to help them (1) use Riffyn’s software for the first time, (2) translate their R&D workflows and data systems to Riffyn, and (3) learn how to achieve unprecedented scientific insight using Riffyn’s technology.  

In this role, you will tap your skills and experiences in experimental design, process improvement, assay systems, measurement systems, data analysis, and/or statistics to transition our customers from an environment of fragmented data---with data spread across notebooks, spreadsheets and databases---to one where data is instantly integrated, accessible and ready for scientific discovery. (See Welcome to Riffyn video.) Your competence will energize our customers. Your experience will shape our product. Your attention to detail will improve its quality and enrich the customer experience. Your communication skills will help customers understand how they can save hundreds of hours of effort and achieve transformative insights from their science..

Riffyn provides research design and analytics software (SaaS) to biotech, pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. Riffyn SaaS offers a unique “design-first” approach to scientific experimentation and product development that solves previously intractable data fragmentation issues. Riffyn provides global R&D organizations with unprecedented access to high-quality data, process design information and integrative data analytics.  


  • Work with customers to translate scientific workflows into Riffyn process designs

  • Help customers design experiments to address their R&D questions

  • Help customers pipe their data from various sources into Riffyn experiments

  • Help customers enhance their data analysis with scripted data analytics and visualizations

  • Train customers on the Riffyn application and enhanced scientific discovery methodologies

  • Channel your professional experience and customer feedback into feature requests for product development

  • Generate and maintain help documentation and videos, and write blog articles and journal publications.


  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biology, analytical chemistry or related field; candidates with B.S/M.S. degrees and exceptional experience will also be considered

  • 5+ years experience in industrial R&D, process engineering or quality engineering (covering 1 or more functional areas detailed below), or experience in Information Technologies/Informatics support of these areas

  • Proficiency using Excel, python or scripting languages for data capture, analysis and reporting

  • Experienced using JMP, R, Spotfire, Tableau or other software for multivariate data exploration or analysis

  • Experience with at least one of the following is highly valuable: electronic lab notebooks (ELN), laboratory information management systems (LIMS), chromatography data systems, historians, or other assay data capture, process design, scientific workflow management platforms

  • Demonstrated capability to identify and solve scientific problems using a statistically-driven, data-first approach

  • Experience in Design of Experiments (DoE), Partition of Variance and associated statistical methodologies highly sought

  • Experience in machine learning, AI, and other advanced data and/or statistical treatments a plus

  • Experience with software demos is helpful

  • Experience with software deployment in a mid- to large-scale is valuable

  • Outstanding & proactive oral and written communication skills

  • Problem-solving/analytical mindset

  • Willing to travel up to 30%

  • Experience and/or familiarity with some of the areas where Riffyn is deployed is highly valuable. These include fermentation, formulations, animal studies, PK/PD, toxicology, cell line development, molecular biology, sequencing, downstream processing, materials creation and testing, analytical chemistry, and chemical production.

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