Biotechnology platform manager/Biotechnology Automation Scientist
DNA Script is looking for a talented individualto take up a key role within the Applications team. He or she will be in charge of developing and managing the Assembly platform dedicated to produce nucleic acid assemblies based on the company’s enzymatic technology to manufacture de novo synthetic nucleic acids and novel assembly techniques. This platform will play a central role for DNA Script by demonstrating the ability of Syntax and EDS technology to provide oligonucleotidesthat can be used to produce any targeted synthetic gene.
The candidate will be in charge of implementing the full process of synthetic gene/nucleic acid assembly, from the reception of orders, oligonucleotide design, assembly production, sequencing analysis, QC and customer delivery. He or she will implement the specific assembly strategy defined by the R&D Assembly principal scientists in a given project. In addition, the candidate will be responsible of transferring the protocols developed by the R&D Assembly scientists in the Applications team and adapt them to the Assembly platform in a robust automated way.
To perform these tasks, the candidate will need to interact with many different teams, in particular the R&D Assembly scientists in the Applications team that will develop the assembly protocols and define the assembly strategy for a given project, the Bioinformatics team that will provide the oligonucleotide designs and perform analytics, the Synthesis platform that will produce the starting oligonucleotides and the NGS platform that will analyse the assembled sequences. He or she will be assisted by a technician.
We are seeking an individual who is well organized, proactive, detail-orientated, enjoys problem-solving, and is able to work in a multi-disciplinary role.
Develop and manage an automated Assembly Platform: Ensure efficient and reproducible day to day operations, provide high quality results, ensure high equipment uptime, manage team and resources (equipment, reagents, consumables),
Work collaboratively with groups across the company to set up appropriate projects
Perform in-depth analysis of experimental data,
Effectively document and report on platform KPI, QC data and processes,
Engage in good laboratory/documentation practices, write Standard Operation Protocols (SOPs) and enforce their correct use,
Actively contribute towards critical company milestones, with a willingness to work outside immediate area of expertise where required.