​Synthetic/ Organic Chemist

Location Stevenage
Discipline: Clinical Research
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salary: On application
Contact name: Simon Cowley

Contact email: simon.cowley@rbwconsulting.com
Contact phone: 01293584300
Job ref: 21632(i)
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 13 June 2021

An opportunity for Synthetic Or Organic Chemist to join an exciting, venture capital-funded start-up Cell and Gene Therapy biotech whose mission is to pioneer a new class of non-viral RNA/DNA therapies to improve the lives of patients suffering from rare and untreatable diseases. The company is solving one of the biggest challenges for DNA, RNA and CRISPR therapies, which is transporting large genetic payloads into the correct cells. To achieve their mission, they are building a team of intellectually curious, innovative, and motivated scientists with a strong background in synthesising and formulating DNA/RNA delivery vectors for nucleic acid therapies (especially working with LNPs) to join the company at an exciting stage in its development.

Offering excellent progression opportunities, a great salary, and share options, this is a fantastic chance to work with experts within the field and develop and expand your skills and expertise.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of post-doctoral work experience preferably gained within a commercial context

Essential Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or related field

  • Robust experience of the organic synthesis, purification, and analysis of biomolecules gained ideally within a commercial setting

  • Assay design, development, validation, and implementation of new processes and protocols experience

  • An organised, flexible individual who can excel in a sometimes unstructured, dynamic, and fast-paced environment and maintain the ability to manage conflicting deadlines whilst prioritising effectively.

  • Experience working with Oligonucleotides, small Peptides, and Lipid Nanoparticles

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working with microfluidics – especially formulation or encapsulation

Salary: On application