9 episodes

If you're founding, managing, or contributing to a fast-growing startup, Think FASTT—Focused, Advancement, Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. These are the core values at BenchSci, where we're using machine learning to help scientists run more successful experiments and bring novel medicine to patients faster. This podcast explores our values through interviews with people at BenchSci who embody them, and other expert guests. We hope that this will help our colleagues and others working in fast-growing startups achieve greater success and a more meaningful impact on the world. PS: If these values resonate, maybe you'd be a good fit at BenchSci. Learn more about us and our culture at www.benchsci.com.

Think FASTT BenchSci

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If you're founding, managing, or contributing to a fast-growing startup, Think FASTT—Focused, Advancement, Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. These are the core values at BenchSci, where we're using machine learning to help scientists run more successful experiments and bring novel medicine to patients faster. This podcast explores our values through interviews with people at BenchSci who embody them, and other expert guests. We hope that this will help our colleagues and others working in fast-growing startups achieve greater success and a more meaningful impact on the world. PS: If these values resonate, maybe you'd be a good fit at BenchSci. Learn more about us and our culture at www.benchsci.com.

    James Malone, Senior Director of Engineering, Data, and Machine Learning, on Bioinformatics' Past and Future

    James Malone, Senior Director of Engineering, Data, and Machine Learning, on Bioinformatics' Past and Future

    In this episode of the Think FASTT podcast, we speak with James Malone, BenchSci’s Senior Director of Engineering, Data, and Machine Learning. Topics include:
    Malone’s deep experience in bioinformatics, ontologies, and machine learning
    Big challenges in life sciences driving continued investment in computation
    Experimenting with new technologies and ensuring data quality within the healthcare space
    Algorithmic transparency, and when it’s worth the tradeoff to not have it
    How COVID research has benefited from advances in bioinformatics and data gathering
    You can learn more about Malone on https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-malone-a721919/ (his LinkedIn profile).
    To learn more about BenchSci, its culture, and open roles, check out https://careers.benchsci.com/ (careers.benchsci.com). PS: We're now actively recruiting in the UK!

    • 50 min
    From India to the Yukon: Remote-first Experiences at BenchSci

    From India to the Yukon: Remote-first Experiences at BenchSci

    BenchSci is now a remote-first company. In this episode of the Think FASTT podcast, four BenchSci team members talk about their remote experiences:
    Senior Data Engineer Jasmine Alkin moved to a cottage in the wilderness, writing code while deep in nature
    Principal UX Designer Matan Berson became somewhat nomadic, working while traveling through Canada and beyond
    Senior Scientific Liaison Stef Lucarelli moved across the country, switching locations and time zones without missing a beat
    Senior Data Partnership Manager Pratiek Matkar traveled to India to organize and then have his wedding, surrounded by family
    Like what you heard? Be sure to learn more about BenchSci at http://www.benchsci.com/ (www.benchsci.com), and about our culture at https://careers.benchsci.com/ (careers.benchsci.com).

    • 35 min
    Brad Suisham, Experience Designer and Working Traveller, on Mastering the Remote-first Lifestyle

    Brad Suisham, Experience Designer and Working Traveller, on Mastering the Remote-first Lifestyle

    BenchSci is now a remote-first company. In this episode of the Think FASTT podcast, experience designer and working traveller Brad Suisham provides guidance on remote work based on living in more than 30 cities over five years. Topics include:
    Misconceptions about remote work
    The importance of introspection and experimentation to designing your remote work lifestyle
    Becoming aware of what you give up without an office, and taking steps to consciously fill those gaps
    Key factors to keep in mind when considering which cities to work from
    Tips for maximizing success while combining work and travel
    Ethical and environmental considerations of working travel
    COVID, its impact on remote work, and guidelines for restarting travel
    You can learn more about Suisham on his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-suisham-a06a796/ (www.linkedin.com/in/brad-suisham-a06a796/).
    Like what you heard? Be sure to learn more about BenchSci at http://www.benchsci.com/ (www.benchsci.com), and about our culture at https://careers.benchsci.com/ (careers.benchsci.com).

    • 47 min
    Casandra Mangroo, SVP of Product & Science, on a Career at the Intersection of Biology and AI

    Casandra Mangroo, SVP of Product & Science, on a Career at the Intersection of Biology and AI

    In this episode of the Think FASTT podcast, BenchSci SVP of Product and Science Casandra Mangroo talks about her career path and approach to product leadership on technology involving both biomedicine and machine learning. Topics include:
    How she got interested in science, and the life event that stopped her becoming a doctor
    Lack of female role models in STEM and her passion to fix this
    Why networking is critical and how it helped her land a job at BenchSci
    How she learned to stop always saying yes—and what to do instead
    Prioritizing, breaking through barriers, and having tough conversations to drive product success
    The importance of radical candor and being direct and honest
    Exploring options and experimenting to advance your career
    You can learn more about Mangroo on her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessaribreau/ (www.linkedin.com/in/casandra-mangroo-57573539/).
    Like what you heard? Be sure to learn more about BenchSci at http://www.benchsci.com/ (www.benchsci.com), and about our culture at https://careers.benchsci.com/ (careers.benchsci.com).

    • 51 min
    Vanessa Ribreau, Chief People Officer, on Human Resources in Hypergrowth

    Vanessa Ribreau, Chief People Officer, on Human Resources in Hypergrowth

    In this episode of the Think FASTT podcast, BenchSci Chief People Officer Vanessa Ribreau talks about human resources with a perspective informed by more than a decade’s experience in fast-growing companies. Topics include:
    Why she’s so passionate about HR
    How HR has evolved over the past decade
    Unique HR challenges of hypergrowth companies
    Long-term implications of the pandemic on the workplace
    The benefits of mindfulness and meditation for focus
    Best practices for work-related learning
    Increasing hiring speed without sacrificing quality
    Finding the right balance of transparency and privacy
    Building resilience
    You can learn more about Ribreau on her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessaribreau/ (www.linkedin.com/in/vanessaribreau/).
    Like what you heard? Be sure to learn more about BenchSci at http://www.benchsci.com/ (www.benchsci.com), and about our culture at https://careers.benchsci.com/ (careers.benchsci.com).

    • 59 min
    Eran Ben-Ari, Chief Platform Officer, on Product Management Best Practices

    Eran Ben-Ari, Chief Platform Officer, on Product Management Best Practices

    In this episode of the Think FASTT podcast, BenchSci Chief Platform Officer Eran Ben-Ari provides insights into product management from his anthropology academic career and experience leading product development for some of the country's biggest technology success stories. Topics include:
    Why anthropology is extremely relevant to product management
    Keeping product teams focused while capitalizing on unexpected opportunities
    The importance of listening to customers as the foundation of product management success
    Where the best ideas for new products and features come from
    Rest and rejuvenation as essential and underappreciated factors in long-term team effectiveness
    A simple technique to give product teams key context in five minutes per week
    How different levels of an organization should focus on different time horizons
    You can learn more about Ben-Ari on his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/eran-ben-ari/ (www.linkedin.com/in/eran-ben-ari/).
    Like what you heard? Be sure to learn more about BenchSci at http://www.benchsci.com/ (www.benchsci.com), and about our culture at https://careers.benchsci.com (careers.benchsci.com).

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