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3 Dec 2021

Full-Time Scientist (Synthetic/Organic Chemistry)

Stealth Mode Startup- Biotech Company – Posted by stealthmodestartup Newark, California, United States

Job Description

High growth, pre-IPO company in stealth mode

Join a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies that will push the boundaries in the clinical, life sciences research and therapeutic fields. We are well-funded by global top-tier investors, including venture capital firms and growth equity investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond.  We are a collaborative group of more than 200 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Play an important role in the development and commercialization of technology and products that will accelerate our understanding of life, biology and disease and transform large industries.

We are looking for a highly motivated Scientist (Synthetic/Organic Chemist) to join our team!

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of our company’s core chemistry. The candidate combines a strong synthetic chemistry background, understanding of analytical methods and instrument operation, interpretation of analytical data, and responsibility for delivering robust and scalable synthesis workflows. Join a remarkable and outstanding team of scientists and engineers. Be part of the next transformation of the genomics field.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Plan and execute synthetic experiments involving: synthesis, characterization, and scale-up of modified nucleotides, oligonucleotides, and fluorescent dye conjugates.
  • Documentation of synthetic experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and presentation of results.
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory & analytical instruments.
  • Collaborate with a wide spectrum of scientists & engineers on joint projects, and support R&D.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ph.D. (0 – 4 years industry experience) or M.S. (5 or more years), or in chemistry or organic chemistry.
  • Proven track record in hands-on multi-step organic synthesis.
  • Strong understanding of organic reaction mechanisms, and the ability to optimize reaction conditions based on this knowledge.
  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience with purification methods, including HPLC (analytical and preparative) and flash chromatography, and analytical methods including MS, TLC, and UV.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and people skills are a must, as well as reliability and time management abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute independent and collaborative research projects.
  • Strong sense of urgency, can-do attitude, and motivational skills to get the best out of the co-workers.
  • Co-authorship in one or more publications in peer-reviewed scientific journal(s).
  • Experience with reactions that require involve inert, dry, low temperature conditions is preferred.
  • Experience with HPLC, MS, UV, and/or other analytical instrument maintenance and troubleshooting is preferred.
  • Manufacturing and scale-up experience is preferred.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 42 days.

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