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Sr. Scientist - Synthetic Biology - Boston

Michael Page
North Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Statistics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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The DNA computing team works collaboratively to translate in silico computing architectures into wet lab methods with synthetic DNA. We are looking for a creative bench scientist to develop these new methods and assays to help realize the world's first DNA storage and computation platform.

Client Details

BIOTECHNOLOGY in the realest form. The company is a small but very well funded due to the incredible promise of their science & technology.

  • Develop novel methods to synthesize, sort, modify, and read DNA at scale
  • Collaborate with biology, engineering, analytics, and software teams to design and execute experiments demonstrating computation with molecules of DNA
  • Analyze data, present findings, and make recommendations to internal and external stakeholders
  • Publish peer-reviewed articles and file patents on our team's achievements

  • PhD or MS in molecular biology, synthetic biology, biophysics, bioengineering, or a related field with at least 2 years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-disciplinary technology development with ambitious timelines and deliverables
  • Extensive experience with DNA-based assay development and mastery of molecular biology techniques in his or her "toolbox," such as nucleic acid hybridization, DNA-modifying enzymes, NGS, etc.
  • Expertise in at least one lab automation platform or other type of DNA-interfacing hardware for scaling up processes
  • Comfortable using biophysics, statistics, or modeling to inform wet lab experiments
  • Familiarity with DNA design tools for synthetic biology applications is a plus
  • Creative and proactive problem solver
  • Dependable team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Quick learner who thrives in a fast-paced startup environment

Job Offer
  • Building ground-breaking technologies at the intersection of molecular biology and engineering
  • Joining a supportive and collegial team with a growth mindset
  • Teaching and learning from colleagues of diverse backgrounds
  • Wearing lots of hats surrounding DNA-based data storage and computation
  • Great compansation package and benefits
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