CHEMPLOYMENT 795: Senior Research Associate/Research Associate II

CHEMPLOYMENT 795

POSITION TITLE

Senior Research Associate/Research Associate II

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Genomatica is seeking a (Senior) Research Associate with experience in analytical chemistry to work as a member of the Analytical Sciences team. The Analytical team is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analysis of fermentation and other types of samples using a variety of chromatographic, mass spectrometric, and spectroscopic techniques, including HPLC-UV-RID, Ion Chromatography, GS/GCMS, LCMS and FTIR, ultimately helping develop cost-advantaged production of chemicals using microorganisms. The successful candidate will utilize her/his knowledge of a wide variety of analytical chemistry techniques to support and help advance Genomatica strain engineering and process technology platforms.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform quantitative analyses to support strain engineering and fermentation process development focusing on HPLC and IC instrumentation
  • Sample preparation, data generation, data interpretation and reporting utilizing in-house built LIMS
  • Instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Method development and validation

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with 3+ years industry experience
  • Solid understanding of chemistry, basic biochemistry and fundamentals of sample preparation, chromatography and detection principles. Proven records of analytical method development.
  • Proficiency with Agilent LC and Thermo (Dionex) IC instrumentation including hardware and method troubleshooting.
  • Hands-on experience with Chromeleon is highly desirable
  • Experience with GC-MS/FID is a plus
  • Must be highly organized, collaborative, self-motivated, and team-oriented
  • Ability to successfully perform in a fast-paced, high-intensity R&D work environment
  • Ability to keep accurate records of experiments and data
  • Excellent computer skills, able to manage, organize, and critically evaluate large data sets
  • Capable of presenting findings at regular team meetings
  • Excellent oral and written communication

 

Work Environment/ Physical Demands

This position involves working primarily in a laboratory setting. As such this position requires the ability to stand or sit at the bench, the use of standard laboratory equipment as well as computers and office equipment. The position requires communication with other individuals through a variety of methods.

 

Description of Company

Genomatica Opens a New Window. is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry. It delivers new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks, with better economics and greater sustainability than petroleum-based processes.

Genomatica, Inc., 4757 Nexus Center Drive San Diego, CA 92121
Phone Number, Fax Number | 858-824-1771
E-mail Address | info@genomatica.com

Genomatica is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Application Instructions

Apply online at www.genomatica.com/careers

CHEMPLOYMENT 794: Associate Scientist / Scientist, Organic Chemistry and Cheminformatics

CHEMPLOYMENT 794

POSITION TITLE: Associate Scientist / Scientist, Organic Chemistry and Cheminformatics

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Monitor, discuss and provide synthetic chemistry guidance for projects with BioBlocks’ collaborators.
  • With training, develop software and informatics to support BioBlocks’ lead discovery platform Leap-to-Lead™.
  • Curate Bioblocks’ corporate and platform SQL databases.
  • Prepare technical reports for BioBlocks’ collaborators.
  • Make creative contributions to intellectual property and contribute to patent authorship as required.

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:

Education

MS with 3+ years of industry experience or PhD with 1-2+ years of industry experience.

Experience

  • Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry is required.
  • Experience with processing virtual compound sets is a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel or any cheminformatics tool is a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to contribute in interdisciplinary settings.

DESCRIPTION OF COMPANY: 

BioBlocks, Inc. is a company specialized in collaborative medicinal chemistry and the development of innovative tools to support the drug discovery community. In collaborations with our partners we advance early lead compounds to preclinical candidates. Central to our success in these lead optimization projects are our outstanding medicinal chemistry team, advanced cheminformatics tools and innovative chemistry. Our office is located in the Mira Mesa area of San Diego. More information is available on our website: www.bioblocks.com.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please direct a cover letter and résumé to: info@bioblocks.com or apply through our website. BioBlocks is an equal opportunity employer.