Scientist (mRNA & Synthetic Biology)

Employer
Codex DNA
Location
La Jolla, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 30, 2021
Closes
Aug 31, 2021
Ref
2349102479
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Summary of Role:

We are seeking a Scientist who is ready to show their skills to join our R&D Team. This role will report to the Director of R&D and will have an opportunity to contribute to the development of new products and building our business around our biopolymer-printer. A successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced and a highly collaborative start-up environment doing cutting-edge science. This person will work closely with personnel from the R&D, Manufacturing and Operations Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conceive, plan and execute wet lab experiments.
  • Engage and collaborate with team members at Codex DNA to bring research related initiatives towards new product development.
  • Document experiments in detailed and complete reports; present data-supported conclusions in meetings.
  • Consistently demonstrate initiative and follow-through in implementing projects and tasks.
  • Keep up to date with scientific literature in the areas of strategic interest to Codex DNA.
  • Work on projects effectively to meet key milestones and deadlines with minimal oversight.
  • Serve as an example to Codex DNA's Culture.


Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of academic experience with basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, Cloning (Gibson Assembly, Conventional Ligation Technique, Golden-Gate Assembly), plasmid and genomic DNA extraction, agarose-gel analysis and extraction of DNA, Microbiological media preparation, Buffers preparation, Sterile Techniques for propagating bacterial and yeast cultures, Sanger Sequencing and NGS data analysis.
  • Hands-on experience with in vitro transcription (IVT) and coupled in vitro transcription-translation, protein overexpression techniques, analysis through SDS-PAGE, Western Blot is a must.
  • Innovative in trouble shooting, generating new ideas and constantly willing to learn will be considered highly favorable characteristics for this position.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and projects is expected.
  • All other duties as assigned or necessary


Education Requirements:
  • PhD in Life Sciences (Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Synthetic Biology/RNA Biology/Cell-free synthesis) or similar industry work experience.


Preferred Qualifications
  • 1+ years of industry experience working on or shipping a commercial project/product.


Working Conditions:
  • As a critical and essential role, the candidate must be willing and able to travel to the San Diego, CA office to report to work. We have protocols in place to provide a safe, socially distanced work environment.