Senior Scientist, Nucleic Acid Chemist

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Redmond, Washington - United States

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
About GenScript
GenScript Biotech Corporation (Stock Code: 1548.HK) is a global biotechnology group. Founded in 2002, GenScript has an established global presence across North America, Europe, the Greater China, and Asia Pacific. GenScript's businesses encompass four major categories based on its leading gene synthesis technology, including operation as a Life Science CRO, enzyme and synthetic biology products, biologics development and manufacturing, and cell therapy.
GenScript is committed to striving towards its vision of being the most reliable biotech company in the world to make humans and nature healthier through biotechnology
About GenScript ProBio
GenScript ProBio is the subsidiary of GenScript Biotech Corporation, proactively providing end-to-end CDMO service from drug discovery to commercialization with proactive strategies, professional solutions and efficient processes in cell and gene therapy (CGT), vaccine, biologics discovery and antibody protein drug to accelerate drug development for customers. GenScript ProBio’s total cell and gene therapy solution covers CMC of plasmid and virus for IND filing as well as clinical manufacturing and commercial manufacturing. In terms of plasmid service, GenScript ProBio supports the most clinical approvals for CGT drugs including mRNA vaccines, CAR-T in China. It is also the first GMP manufacturing platform to provide in vitro transcription (IVT) template linearized plasmids for mRNA vaccines and has supported several mRNA vaccine global enterprises to obtain clinical approvals. In terms of viral vector service, GenScript ProBio has a stable and high-yield viral vector platform.
Position Overview
We are seeking an experienced Scientist with a multi-disciplinary background, specifically in the areas of oligonucleotide synthesis, surface functionalization, organic/bioorganic synthesis, and molecular biology. Successful candidates may also have knowledge and experience with biosensors, electrochemistry and nucleic acid chemistry. This position will involve research and collaboration with scientists and engineers improving the company’s proprietary semiconductor DNA synthesis technology and developing various diagnostic applications.
Location: Redmond, WA
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop surface functionalizations for metal and non-metal surfaces for solid phase oligonucleotide synthesis
  • Select and employ analytical techniques for surface characterization
  • Explore methods toward enhancing surface stability and functional loading
  • Develop characterization methodologies to analyze electrochemically synthesized oligonucleotide microarrays and pools
  • Contribute knowledge and expertise in the field of nucleic acid chemistry, specifically phosphonamidite based oligonucleotide synthesis.
  • Contribute to the development and optimization of electrochemical detritylation techniques.
  • Contribute to the optimization of all aspects of CustomArray’s array based oligonucleotide synthesis platform
  • Develop electrochemical detection assays over oligonucleotide microarray
  • Technology transfer to the production team and support as needed for process improvement or troubleshooting
  • Perform statistical data analysis and present the results
  • D. in Chemistry, Materials, Surface science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related biomedical field with a minimum of 4-year experience in pharmaceutical companies, biotech or related industries
  • Industrial track record of success in product or assay development
  • Knowledgeable in electrochemistry and experience with electrochemical detection is preferred
  • Experience with nucleoside, nucleotide, and solid-phase oligonucleotide synthesis
  • Experience with surface chemistry
  • Good molecular biology laboratory skills. Experience with molecular biology techniques including PCR, qPCR, array-based hybridization assays, and NGS
  • Familiarity with fluidic handling instrumentation a plus
  • Demonstrated initiative and pursuit of successful collaborative research projects with interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstration of goal-oriented, hands-on and innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent documentation practices. Able to prepare documents including data summaries, technical, analytical, and scientific reports, and transfer the procedures to manufacturing.
  • Self-motivated and passionate.
GenScript USA Inc/GenScript ProBio USA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the Company's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
GenScript USA Inc./GenScript ProBio USA Inc. maintains a drug-free workplace.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Redmond, Washington - United States


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Founded in 2002 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2015, GenScript has an established global presence across Greater China, North America, the EU, and Asia Pacific. Today, over 235,000 customers from over 100+ countries and regions worldwide have used GenScript’s premier, convenient, and reliable products and services. GenScript has over 6,000 employees globally, 33% holding master’s and Ph.D. degrees. In addition, GenScript has a number of leading commercial technologies developed in the fields of synthetic biology, immunotherapy, antibody design, chemical synthesis, and bioinformatics, including more than 200 patents and about 800 patent applications. As of December 31, 2023, GenScript's products and services have been cited by 87,745 scientific papers worldwide. GenScript is committed to striving toward its vision of being the most reliable biotech company in the world to make humans and nature healthier through biotechnology.
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