Senior Synthetic Chemist - South San Francisco

Recruiter
Apex Life Sciences
Location
South San Francisco, California
Posted
Oct 31, 2019
Closes
Nov 16, 2019
Ref
17c7a4cff757
Organization Type
Corporate
Senior Chemist

Position Summary

Stratacuity is a stealth-mode therapeutics development company pioneering a novel synthetic gene editing technology to treat and cure patients with devastating rare diseases. We seek a motivated and collaborative chemist to join our team. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in organic chemistry with minimum of 4 years of industry experience (or minimum 2 years of experience in case of master's degree in organic chemistry) in the field of organic or peptide synthesis. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and rewarding work environment where the abilities to effectively communicate and function in a team environment will be essential for success.

Responsibilities
  • Successfully prepare, purify and characterize peptide nucleic acid oligomers for Stratacuity's research efforts toward therapeutics development for rare diseases using gene editing technology
  • Maintain PNA monomer and oligomer inventory and Preparing PNA aliquots for delivery to different groups for research purpose
  • Labelling of PNA probes via solution and solid phase methodologies
  • Use and maintain the team's peptide synthesizers, HPLCs, Q-TOF and other instruments for synthesis workflow
  • Development, submission, and maintenance QC data on files as well as on internal database
  • Planning, execution, and documentation of work under the guidance of the lead chemist
  • Independent work on projects and presentation in team meetings
  • Essential Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with 4 years of industrial experience respectively in the field of organic or peptide synthesis
  • Hands on experience in the HPLC analysis and purification
  • Excellent communication and record keeping skills
  • Ability to multitask, able to work in a team and readily adapts to changing priorities
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Chemistry with minimum 2 years of industrial experience respectively in the field of organic or peptide synthesis
  • experience using automated peptide synthesis instrumentation
  • Experience with LC-MS, especially LC coupled with Q-TOF
  • Hands on experience on preparative scale purification of peptides or oligos