ChemPloyment 788 – R&D Nucleotide and Small Molecule Scientist

Position Title
R&D Nucleotide and Small Molecule Scientist – Chemistry 2017 MA_01

Job Description
Independently and as part of a team, design, implement, analyze and execute laboratory experiments leading to the development of new nucleotide triphosphate analogs and small molecule linkers.
Provide cross disciplinary support and expertise to accomplish team goals as directed.
Strong initiative and ability to take ownership of challenging problems.

Required Experience & Skills:
Experience in multi-step organic synthesis design, execution and optimization.
Hands on successful experience in multistep heteroaromatic small molecule and nucleoside analogs synthesis.
Proficiency in labile protecting group strategies and linker design.
Working knowledge of standard analytical and preparative chemistry techniques including NMR, LCMS, FPLC, HPLC, TLC, and flash chromatography.
Must think critically and creatively and demonstrate ability to access scientific literature to solve novel synthesis problems.
Ability to interact effectively and directly within a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic startup environment
Strong written and verbal communications skills.

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED
Education
Requires a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology or Biochemistry.
Proven record of scientific achievement through publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Experience
2 yrs+ relevant industry experience.

Description of Company
Molecular Assemblies, Inc. is a San Diego-based company focused on developing an enzymatic DNA synthesis technology designed to power the next generation of DNA-based products. The company’s patented enzymatic method, based on making DNA the way nature makes DNA, produces long, high quality, sequence-specific DNA reliably, affordably and sustainably. Molecular Assemblies’ technology will enable the reading and writing of DNA for industries including industrial synthetic biology and precision medicine, as well as emerging applications of DNA for data information storage, nanomachines and bio-based electronics.
For more information please visit http://www.molecularassemblies.com.

Application Instructions
Please e-mail applications to scott@molecularassemblies.com directly for consideration.