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Scientist, Synthetic Biology Platform

Design Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Scientist, Synthetic Biology Platform

Design Pharmaceuticals

Cambridge, MA

Design Pharmaceuticals is a privately-held multinational company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Our stack of proprietaries and unrivalled technologies bring together a unique multidisciplinary approach in bioinformatics, synthetic biology, genomics, immunology to harness and expand nature's chemistry to develop precise therapeutics for patients suffering from diseases lacking from satisfactory therapies. We are partnering with many top-tier big pharma companies to build a drug discovery engine for rapid new drug discovery and development. Now the diverse, collaborative, and thriving team is looking for a scientist who will contribute to the cell-free compound synthetic team in Cambridge, MA in support of the core research behind Design Pharma's drug discovery platform.

What you will accomplish together with us

? Design and execute R&D projects in the fields of cell-free systems using state-of-the-art methods and techniques

? Lead and manage project activities, efficiently accomplish project goals on time and within budget, be accountable for planning, prioritization, and on-time delivery of results

? Stay scientifically current, apply scientific and technical experience and business acumen to establish strategies, and drive relevant and impactful innovation programs to improve work processes and platform development

? Fosters colleague engagement and models desired values and behaviors, including quality, integrity, respect, collaboration and personal accountability

? Make intellectual contributions of the biotherapeutics production team to all stages of the drug discovery process and clearly articulate deliverables, progress, and issues to drug discovery teams

? Advise the leadership team on staff and resource needs, organizational planning, technology development, and other aspects as Design Pharma continues to grow

? Manage external collaboration and potential for project leadership opportunities

What will convince us


? PhD in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering, or similar disciplines

? Excellent knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in cell-free expression and alternative host technologies

? High level of creativity and motivation combined with the eagerness to drive innovation

? Ability to prioritize tasks, organized, solution-oriented, and capable of working independently and in a collaborative environment

? High attention to detail and careful record keeping

? Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to execute detailed experimental plans, record procedures, analyze data, and present results

Highly preferred

? Experience writing reports and/or manuscripts centered on cell-free applications (e.g., transcription, translation, sensing and screening)

? Experience on combinatorial (bio)synthesis

? Familiarity of regulatory issues pertaining to drug discovery, manufacturing, and filing

What we offer

? Diverse, dynamic international team with the many opportunities of a fast-growing company

? Insurance coverages including health and dental

? 401K and company match

Please send your CV and a cover letter to and reference the position title in your email.
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