Research Associate/Scientist, Molecular Engineering


Research Associate/Scientist—Molecular Engineering


We are seeking driven, self-motivated, and passionate Research Associates/Scientists to join our team.  Candidates will be involved in synthesizing the unique building blocks for our novel DNA sequencing technology, developing and optimizing synthesis protocols, as well as proposing and executing innovative experiments to push our technology forward.  The position is salaried with hours dependent on lab needs and project deadlines.


  • Design and execute well-controlled experiments with a high attention to detail.

  • Participate in production of in-house reagents and starting materials.

  • Perform data analysis and protocol development.

  • Identify problems and propose solutions.

  • Maintain detailed and reliable laboratory records.

  • Develop and propose improved processes to fulfill the above functions.

  • Maintain the lab’s cleanliness and organization.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Adhere to Stratos Genomics’ policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid computer skills. Experience with Excel preferred.

  • Very good organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical ability.

  • A keen ability to listen to directions and execute them accurately.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels.

  • Ability to work safely and professionally with or on Stratos' property.


  • PhD, MS, or BS/BA in chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years laboratory experience with preference to experience with HPLC, MS or NMR, complex DNA/RNA oligo-synthesis, advanced nucleotide chemistry and process development/management.

  • Ideal candidates will have:  

    • Demonstrated ability to understand and develop chemistry for:

      • Nucleotides

      • Phosphoramidites

      • Heterocycles

      • Amino Acids

    • Mature understanding of how to work with chemical and biochemical samples, including sample handling, reactivity, purification and storage.

    • Technical background in next-generation DNA sequencing, molecular engineering, biomolecule conjugation, and/or laboratory automation.

    • Experience with HPLC, MS, NMR, automated DNA synthesizers, inert atmosphere chambers, and manual pipetting.

Compensation and Benefits: 

Research Associates and Scientists enjoy a competitive salary with the opportunity for growth that only a burgeoning start-up can provide. Stratos Genomics employees also enjoy these benefits: 2 weeks PTO + 10 company holidays, generous health insurance including vision and dental, life and disability insurance, 401K match options, flexible spending accounts, stock options, and a gym membership.

To apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to (PDF preferred, Word document or text in body of e-mail also accepted).  In the cover letter, please be sure to explain how you will meet the above requirements as well as address the following: the technology that Stratos Genomics is developing, why you want to work here, and how you would contribute.  Qualified applicants that do this the best will be the ones that are contacted.  Only local applicants will be considered.

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