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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - SBX MOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Position SummaryClient Diagnostics acquired Stratos Genomics (SBX Nanopore Sequencing) in 2020 for its unique chemistry that advances DNA sequencing by nanopore, Sequencing by Expansion (SBX---). You will process and purify the molecular building blocks for our novel technology. These building blocks translate DNA sequences into a simple to measure surrogate, the Xpandomer, which significantly improves the accuracy and throughput of nanopore sequencing.The Molecular Engineering group is passionate about the novel molecules they have developed and the impact SBX technology can have on advancing sequencing and patient outcomes. We are looking for people who are excited and want to make SBX successful. Please include a cover letter outlining why you want to work with us, your specific interest in our technology and how you would contribute, this is important.Essential Functions

  • Research, design and execute, innovative and well-controlled experiments, with high attention to detail.
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems in creative ways.
  • Contribute to the definition and timely achievement of project goals.
  • Participate in the production of reagents and starting materials.
  • Perform data analysis and protocol development.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed and reliable laboratory records.
  • Present findings at group or departmental meetings.
  • Maintain the lab's cleanliness and organization.
  • Develop and propose improved processes to fulfill the above functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education & Experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Biological/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience, MS or PHD Preferred. 2+ years of industry experience, less with advanced degrees.
    • Minimum of 2 years laboratory experience with HPLC purification
    • Ideal candidates will have:Ideal Candidates Will Have
      • 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
      • Experience with HPLC, automated DNA synthesizers, and manual pipetting.
      • A flexible schedule during COVID lab census restrictions. Weekly or longer rotations either in the morning or afternoon and occasional weekends. Requirements:Skills: Required
        • BIOCHEMICAL
        • DNA
        • DNA SEQUENCING
        • HPLC
        • LABORATORY Additional
          • PURIFICATION
          • SEQUENCING
          • BIOCHEMISTRY
          • CHEMISTRY
          • DATA ANALYSIS
          • GENOMICS
          • LIFE SCIENCES
          • ORGANIC CHEMISTRYThe Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Planet Pharma, Seattle , RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - SBX MOLECULAR ENGINEERING, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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