Scientist/Research Associate, Molecular Engineering

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking energetic and motivated Scientists and Research Associates to join our team.  Candidates will be involved in developing and optimizing synthesis protocols for our novel DNA sequencing technology, Sequencing by Expansion.  This position requires an availability to work between the hours of 8am to 7pm with extended work hours.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • PhD, MS, BS or BA in chemistry, chemical engineering, organic chemistry or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-5 years laboratory experience including complex DNA/RNA oligo-synthesis, nucleic acid chemistry and process development/management.
  • Preference given to candidates with:  
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and develop novel synthetic pathways.
    • Mature understanding of how to work with chemical and biochemical samples.
    • Technical background in next-generation DNA sequencing, Molecular Engineering, biomolecule conjugation, and/or laboratory automation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Plan and execute complex projects, communicating schedule, implementation steps, and progress.
  • Design and execute well-controlled experiments.
  • Perform data analysis and protocol development.
  • Identify problems and propose solutions.
  • Maintain detailed and reliable laboratory records.
  • Maintain the lab’s cleanliness and organization.
  • Adhere to Stratos’s policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner.

PROFICIENCIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • 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.

Compensation: Scientists/Research Associates 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 and up to 6 bonus days based on company performance, 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 a cover letter specifically addressing this opportunity in PDF format to careers@stratosgenomics.com. 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.

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