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Research Associate: Chemistry/Oligonucleotide Synthesis (San Carlos, CA)

Company: Kelly
Location: Hayward
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Job Description:

Research Associate, Chemistry (San Carlos, CA) Direct Hire Kelly Science is currently assisting our client in developing innovative technologies to unlock the SynBio revolution. We are seeking a talented and passionate Research Associate to join our growing R&D team. As a part of our Oligo Synthesis group, the candidate will play an important role in the development and optimization of groundbreaking DNA synthesis methodologies. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and self-driven candidate to get in near the ground floor of a fast moving, very high impact start-up. In addition to working on cutting edge technology, the candidate would help us establish a strong culture of mutual respect, integrity, and collaboration while working alongside some of Silicon Valley's best scientists and engineers. Essential Responsibilities:

  • The ability to independently execute and troubleshoot experiments to optimize oligonucleotide yield and purity
  • Performing analyses by RP and IEX HPLC and UV/Vis spectroscopy
  • Communicate experimental methodology and data summaries in a clear and concise manner
  • Support the engineers and microfluidic scientists by preparing reagents for DNA synthesis
  • Derivatize and analyze solid support resins
  • Carry out experiments and gather data in a systematic manner consistent with good laboratory practices
  • Maintain inventory of necessary reagents and buffers
  • Dispose of hazardous waste as necessary
  • Support writing of standard operating procedures and technical product documentation Essential Candidate Profile:
    • BA/BS in Chemistry
    • Previous lab experience running organic reactions and performing analyses
    • Familiarity with oligonucleotide chemistry and purification techniques
    • Strong foundation in laboratory safety and knowledge of relative risks in a lab environment
    • Proficiency in software programs such as Excel, MS Word, Powerpoint
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Enthusiastic about working in a highly collaborative environment on multidisciplinary projects Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
      • Experience running an ABI 394 DNA synthesizer or other DNA synthesizers
      • Experience working with oligonucleotides Why Kelly -- ? Kelly-- Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed. About Kelly -- At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ]]

Keywords: Kelly, Hayward , Research Associate: Chemistry/Oligonucleotide Synthesis (San Carlos, CA), Other , Hayward, California

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