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Scientist

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Posted: 10/09/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -102019-25786

Job Description

Purification and characterization of oligonucleotides utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding. Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of oligo purification and analysis results. Maintains lab supplies and various purification analytical instruments.

Summarizes experimental results, and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader.

Works with oligo synthesis personnel to ensure smooth hand off of oligos from DNA Synthesis to Oligo Purification.

Keeps supervisor informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas.

Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA).

Delivers completed orders and interfaces with customers for oligo orders. Processes and delivers outsourced oligo orders. Works with supervisor to prioritizes and triages the orders for in-house manufacturing or for approved external oligo vendor.

Assumes accountability for own lab notebook documentation and documentation of oligo orders made, ensuring purification records and results are recorded timely, accurately and consistently, and according to established formats

Participates in routine lab maintenance, lab safety, ISO, and QSR implementation. Troubleshoots issues related to instrumentation.

Sets up, maintains, and runs oligo purification instruments to make oligos according to standard protocols and current priorities. Oligos are to be purified in an efficient, timely, and cost effective manner. Prioritize, schedule, and execute oligo purification to accommodate special RUSH or repeat orders. Batches the orders in the manufacturing process when there are infrequent orders such that there is a balance between manufacturing efficiency and reasonable turnaround times.

Manufacturing Support: Helps maintain the lab/reagent supplies in the lab to ensure that there is no manufacturing downtime. Helps keep the lab and work areas clean and safe. Perform routine analyses (HPLC, LCMS, and/or UV spectral) on oligos on as needed basis.

Documentation: Responsible for ensuring capture of lab data from instrumentation in SDMS/electronic notebook in a timely manner. Compiles and prepares data for statistical, scientific analyses, reports, or for presentations.


Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological/Life Sciences, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-experience

Minimum 0 to 3 years related experience

Preferred 1 to 3 years related experience in oligonucleotide manufacturing environment

Skills:

Experience with HPLC instrumentation

Experience with purification

Experience with use of analytical instruments (UV/Vis spectrophotometer, HPLC, UPLC, Mass Spec)

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological/Life Sciences, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-experience

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