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Molecular Synthetic Biology Leader

Biotech Company
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Statistics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Molecular Biology Lead
Location : Boston, MA onsite
Compensation : All positions get competitive base salary, equity in the form of options, free healthcare, dental and vision and 401k at 4% company match, unlimited PTO and vacation.

Job Description

Major responsibilities

* Solve challenging problems using a multi-disciplinary approach
* Think strategically while setting and executing on tactical goals
* Lead research and development activities including new tools for DNA manipulation, sequencing DNA, and analyzing sequence data
* Spearhead research activities for DNA synthesis, sequencing, and analysis
* Ensure that experiments are well designed and executed
* Work at the bench to complete projects, as needed
* Coordinate with engineering, data science, and software teams
* Participate in strategic planning and execution for the company's technology
* Manage external relationships with academic and industrial partners
* Publish peer-reviewed articles and patent applications on team's research achievements

Position requirements and experience

* PhD in molecular biology, synthetic biology, or similar discipline
* Industry experience is preferable including direct management of scientists
* Requisite experience in: molecular biology, bioinformatics, and DNA sequencing
* Recommended experience in: digital microfluidics, lab automation, software coding, statistics, molecular modeling

Personal characteristics

* 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

Top Priorities

* Serve as a leader in research activities with the Molecular Biology team (3 PhD Scientists, 1 Research Associate). Spearhead experiments (plan, design, execute) with molecular biology team.
* Manage research ideas and focus project efforts towards technology development roadmap.
* Develop understanding of hardware and software, in addition to molecular biology. It's important for the incumbent to understand the other areas (computer science, softwares etc.) to communicate effectively and innovate.

I manage a range of other permanent and contract positions for a broad portfolio of clients (Biotech, CRO and Pharma). If the above role isn't for you but you'd nevertheless like to discuss your options in the market, I'd welcome a confidential discussion by phone or email. Contact Surbhi Dhar at +1 (619) 329 7878 or

RBW is a Life sciences talent and strategic consultancy. We operate with purpose and deliver our services through what we call Human Intelligence. We help life science business change the world, giving them the people, insight and networks to innovate and scale.
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