We are seeking an experienced and creative leader to join our interdisciplinary R&D team with the focus on product development of therapeutic nucleic acids. This candidate will take the leading role within the R&D group to develop new products and applications. He/she will also drive collaboration and communication with our production team and biologics department.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead a cross-functional team to propose, design, plan, and manage R&D projects with focus in gene and RNA therapeutics applications Develop and optimize large scale DNA and RNA production process Lead the research efforts on RNA design, modifications, and protein translation for mRNA and circular RNA. Synthesis and characterization of RNA and DNA constructs Define QC methods for the developed products/service Collaborate with and/or supervise the scientists and engineers on joint projects Transfer developed technologies to the production team and provide support as needed for process improvement, scale-up or troubleshooting Perform statistical data analysis and present the resultsSKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS: MSc in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Synthetic Biology, Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering, or related biomedical field. BSc with a minimum of 3 year experience in the pharmaceutical company, biotech or related industries Proven ability to analyze multi-factorial data, provide conclusions and design next steps independently. Knowledgeable in nucleic acid chemistry, molecular/cellular mRNA metabolism and translation mechanism Understand RNA biology and RNA chemistry including structure simulation, design, modification and stability improvement Good molecular biology laboratory skills. Experience in nucleic acid amplification, in vitro transcription, primer/probe/vector design, enzymatic reactions, PCR, qPCR, next-generation sequencing, molecular cloning and large scale plasmid preparation Experience in process development for cGMP-compliant therapeutic nucleic acid production is a plus Experience in various qualification, quantification, and nucleic acid purification methods, e.g., PAGE, CE, HPLC, UPLC, NGS, etc, is preferred Ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic, fast-paced, and cross-functional matrix environment Good documentation practices. Able to prepare documents including data summaries, technical, analytical, and scientific reports, and transfer the procedures to manufacturing Self-motivated and passionate. Comfortable to work in a fast-paced work environment ABOUT AEROTEK: We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at .
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