Research Scientist - RNA Biology

Bothell, Washington, US
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Role Description:
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 results
- RNA isolation
- RNA sequencing software
- RNA design
- enzymatic assay
- RNA assay
Top Skills Details:
RNA , RNA isolation, RNA sequencing software, RNA design, enzymatic assay, RNA assay
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
- MSc or BS 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
Experience Level:
Intermediate Leve
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