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Scientist - DNA Designer

Codex DNA
Job Location
9535 Waples Street
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

Medical, Dental, Vison, 401k

Job Description

Summary of Role:

We are seeking a Scientist to join our DNA Services Team. This role will report to our Director of DNA Services and Reagent Manufacturing within the Manufacturing group and will have an opportunity to work with customers to help design and process DNA synthesis projects. A successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced and a highly collaborative start-up environment doing cutting-edge science. This person will work closely with personnel from the DNA Services, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Quality, Customer Service, Commercial and Bioinformatics Teams.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with customers, commercial team members, and customer service to evaluate and assist in project design for BioXpTM pilot and synthetic DNA services.
  • Manage DNA synthesis projects, including assessing feasibility, design modifications, quoting and manufacturing.
  • Assist in screening sequences for biosecurity compliance.
  • Engage and collaborate with team members at Codex DNA to help transfer new products and process improvements to the DNA services and Manufacturing teams.
  • Document design and manufacturing results in relevant documents.
  • Consistently demonstrate initiative and follow-through in implementing projects and tasks.

Required Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience with molecular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, DNA extraction, agarose-gel analysis, DNA purification; basic laboratory techniques, such as, media and buffer preparation, sterile techniques for propagating bacterial and yeast cultures; and Sanger Sequencing data analysis.
  • in synthetic DNA synthesis, antibody design, or codon optimization highly desirable.
  • Innovative in troubleshooting and working across cross-functional teams will be considered a highly favorable characteristic for this position.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and projects is expected.


Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D in Life Sciences/Bioengineering or a related field with 1-3 years of relevant laboratory experience; or MS degree with 3-6 years of relevant laboratory experience.

Working Conditions:

  • As a critical and essential role, the candidate must be willing and able to travel to the San Diego, CA office to report to work. We have protocols in place to provide a safe, socially distanced work environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds required
About Our Organization

Codex DNA is a pioneer in synthetic Biology. We’ve commercialized the world's first fully automated biologics printer. It harnesses the power and precision of the Gibson Assembly® method to synthesize genes in a single overnight operation on the benchtop. Our vision is to bridge the gap between the digital and biological worlds by developing revolutionary synthetic genomics platforms that accelerate advances in drug discovery, precision medicine, DNA data storage, and industrial design.

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