BenchSci Certified as Great Place to Work® and Listed as Best Startup Workplace
Certification reflects mission to exponentially increase the speed and quality of life-saving research, and focus on employee health and wellness
TORONTO, May 12, 2020 (Newswire.com) - BenchSci has been certified a Great Place to Work® and listed as a best startup workplace. The certification follows a thorough and independent analysis by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.
BenchSci’s mission is to increase the speed and quality of life-saving research. The company provides AI-powered software for pharmaceutical research. Its products empower scientists to develop treatments with fewer, more successful experiments. For example, several pharmaceutical companies developing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments currently use BenchSci in their preclinical research.
“We’re very proud to be recognized for our meaningful work and emphasis on employee health and wellness,” says Liran Belenzon, BenchSci’s CEO and cofounder. “There is nothing more important than your health and the health of those you love. So the health of our people, including their mental health, is our top priority. Certification underscores the importance of a positive purpose and positive work environment. Great people want to work at great companies.”
BenchSci’s meaningful mission and emphasis on employee health and wellness contributed to its best workplace status. Certification follows extensive, direct, and anonymous feedback from employees about their workplace experience. Benefits at BenchSci include:
- Comprehensive annual health assessments (“executive physicals”) for all employees
- Personal genome analysis for health and ancestry insights
- Mindfulness, effectiveness, and leadership coaching
- Flexible work hours with weekly work-from-home days
- Expanded time off, including birthdays off each year
In the face of COVID-19, BenchSci increased efforts to support scientists and employees. In April, the company made AI-derived COVID-19 experimental data and reagent insights available free to all scientists. It also virtualized and expanded its health and wellness offerings for employees. These now include remote mindfulness sessions, and increased leadership coaching availability.
BenchSci exponentially increases the speed and quality of life-saving research by empowering scientists with the world’s most advanced biomedical artificial intelligence to run more successful experiments. Backed by Google’s AI fund, Gradient Ventures, BenchSci uses machine learning to provide scientists with the knowledge to plan more successful experiments, eliminate unnecessary work, and reduce downstream risk. A turnkey application of AI with immediate, quantifiable impact, BenchSci now optimizes experimental success in 15 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers globally. Learn more at https://www.benchsci.com.
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About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® (www.greatplacetowork.ca) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.