Google Is on the Hunt for Synthetic Chemists

​Do you have expertise and hands-on experience in synthetic organic chemistry, and a doctorate degree? If so, you may be exactly what Google is looking for, according to a recent Google Life Sciences job posting. The opening isn’t quite as odd as it may at first sound.In recent months, Google’s push into biotechnology has steadily progressed from secret to open-secret to very public operation. Google’s life sciences interest has taken two forms: as an investor via Google Ventures—with investees including 23andme, Arthur Levinson’s California Life Sciences, and Foundation Medicine, among others—and as a growing research hub. The latter comes under the umbrella of Google X, the corporation’s semi-secret lab dedicated to “science fiction-sounding solutions,” in the words of its director, Astro Teller

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