Product Manager, Growth

Benchling San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

Over the next 10 years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy will dramatically change how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials will transform the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology will produce sustainable and ethical food. Benchling's mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this future, and magnify its impact, through modern software.

Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling in their efforts to solve humanity's most pressing problems. Beginning in academia, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research. Our intuitive, user-friendly platform ensures that academic science isn't held back by outdated and disconnected tools. With Benchling, individual scientists and entire laboratories can capitalize on their scientific potential.

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

Benchling's academic offering is where we got started, and we're looking for a Product Manager who will help us continue our tradition of providing cutting edge scientific tools at no cost to academics while also driving growth initiatives to further our reach and adoption.


  • Dive into the ins and outs of our free-to-use Academic offering, build and test hypotheses on how to increase user retention and engagement

  • Drive the Academic growth product strategy and roadmap for Benchling across the Engineering, Product Management, and Product Design teams

  • Deeply partner with Marketing to drive an end-to-end product engagement strategy with Academic users

  • Work with Engineering and Product Design to plan, prioritize, and execute on launching new features rapidly

  • Interface deeply with users and customers at the cutting edge of biology to understand their needs and pain points


  • Have 4+ years as a Product Manager or equivalent experience on technically complex products, with at least 2 years focused on growth initiatives for those products

  • Are data-driven, and want to influence an organization through deep understanding of the data and its implications

  • Have a history of successfully partnering cross-functionally toward a common goal

  • Possess an intense desire to understand, question, and improve the experiences for users of software products

  • Are excellent at listening to others and articulating ideas in written and oral form

  • While not required, a science degree and/or industry experience is a plus


  • Empower through information. We explain the "why" behind every decision, unless there are highly sensitive circumstances. We're honest about how we're doing, especially in difficult times. We believe that sharing information builds trust and enables better decision-making.

  • Rely on tenacity. Hard work is one of the greatest factors to determine success and is fully under our control. We must make the most of every day by bringing the highest level of determination. Dreaming big is not enough.

  • Raise the bar. Pushing ourselves and others to improve will be uncomfortable and at times result in failure. However, it's critical to our success. We're dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels challenged to improve.

  • Build a lever. We choose to build tools and infrastructure that will help others make world-changing innovations. There's less glory in it, but in the words of Archimedes, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."


  • Beautiful, light-filled office in the Financial District of SF

  • Monthly health & wellness stipend

  • Work with a talented yet humble team

  • Meals and snacks covered

  • 401k

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Commuter benefits

  • Happy hours, company, and team wide social events

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

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