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Research Scientist - Biochemistry

We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, highly motivated research scientist to join our technology development team. An advanced degree in biochemistry or related discipline with a record of peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated past experience in biotechnology is required.Applicants should have hands-on experience in protein biochemistry and nucleic acid chemistry. A strong background in molecular sensing and biosensor development is preferred.  The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with demonstrated ability to work on interdisciplinary research projects.

 

Required Skills & Experience

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Materials science, Chemistry or other related discipline.

  • Extensive hands on experience on proteins extraction, purification, quantification, modification and conjugation; Expertise and experience in DNA/RNA extraction, PCR amplification and sequencing; Experience with separation techniques such as chromatography and capillary electrophoresis. 

  • Strong educational background with peptide design/synthesis/purification/characterization, aptamer technology, manipulation of DNA- or RNA-interacting proteins and peptides, and general background in synthetic chemistry and molecular biochemistry.

  • Proven track record of creativity combined with the ability to develop novel methods and assays.

  • Demonstrated analytical and creative thinker. Ability to work independently or in a team environment to successfully plan and complete projects and solve research problems.

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working, cheerful individual who wants to be part of a dynamic technology development team

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential;

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, time sensitive, startup environment with positive can-do attitude.

 

Preferred Skills & Experience (not required)

  • Hands-on experience or familiarity in microfluidics and cleanroom nanofabrication techniques including electron beam lithography, reactive ion etching, or thin-film deposition

  • Experience in nanomaterial characterization and data interpretation (Microscopy, optical spectroscopy, SEM, AFM)

  • Polymer science and color science

  • Experience in nanotechnology research and product commercialization

  • Experience in filing USPTO patent and applying for federal funding: NIH, NSF, DoD.

  • Knowledge in electronics and optics is a plus

  • Experience in sensor technology development

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Engage in clear and concise communication with colleagues and supervisors through oral updates, written reports and technical meetings.

  • Troubleshoot and improve existing processes, tools and chemistries to create robust products and improve process performance

  • Fabricate and functionalize materials at length scales from mm to nm, using a wide range of technologies

To apply, please send your resume to jacob@chemeleon.com, noting the position you are applying for.