Oligonucleotide Scientist-2


South San Francisco, California

12 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title:- Oligonucleotide Scientist
Location:- South San Francisco, CA,  94080
Timings:- 8AM -5PM
Duration:- 12 Months

Roles and Responsibilities:-
  • Seeking a creative, self-motivated Contractor/Scientist-II for the Protein Chemistry Department .
  • Experience in oligonucleotide discovery and synthesis required to support the new oligonucleotide therapeutics discovery group.
  • Experience in delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutics and large molecule drug discovery preferred.
  • Will join an interdisciplinary chemistry team focusing on RNAi biology research.
  • Responsibilities include working in an oligonucleotide therapeutic drug discovery lab across various therapeutic areas.
  • Strong understanding of oligonucleotide synthesis and troubleshooting experience preferred.
  • Collaborate with scientists to maintain lab equipment and perform literature reviews.
  • Propose and execute nucleic acid chemistry plans, coordinating chemistry and biology data.
  • Establish methods for scaled-up synthesis and coordinate material delivery for preclinical studies.
  • Maintain high productivity to meet timelines for in vitro and in vivo studies.
Education and Requirements:-
  • The candidate must have hands-on experience in oligonucleotide synthesis using automated oligo synthesizers, novel nucleic acid chemistry, oligonucleotide purification and characterization using HPLC and mass spectrometry.
  • The qualified individual will possess a BS/MS in Organic Chemistry or related discipline.
  • The pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience in research and development of RNAi therapeutics is preferred.
  • A good understanding of nucleic acid therapeutic modalities, modification chemistries, sequence selection, and mechanism of action is preferred. Relevant experience in oligonucleotide therapeutics, large molecule drug discovery, oligonucleotide delivery or bio-conjugation is desirable.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential and will be evaluated during the interview process.
  • The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and have strong problem-solving, analytical, communication and organizational skills.
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