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Job Title Chemist

Jobid US15TPCS_BH1445664

Location: Boulder, CO, 80305, USA

Description **Chemist - Located in Boulder, Colorado**

Key responsibilities will be the production and purification of synthetic RNA and chemically modified synthetic RNA using automated solid-phase synthesis techniques. Other responsibilities will include sample preparation, data acquisition, and data analysis of synthetic oligonucleotides by LC-MS using Agilent QTOF instruments and software. Detailed recordkeeping of all steps in the workflow is imperative. You will be pushing RNA synthesis state of the art TC-RNA chemistry, and will be responsible for ordering, maintaining, and monitoring an inventory of chemical reagents, as well as maintenance and monitoring of the hardware components used for the synthesis, purification and analysis of the RNA products.

**Qualifications :** Required Qualifications:
- MS/MA in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or equivalent.
- 2+ years’ experience synthetic organic and/or analytical chemistry.
- Experience with HPLC purification techniques
- Experience with Mass Spectrometry.
- Practiced in the development and bottling of buffers and reagents, as well as the management of laboratory chemicals and raw materials inventories.
- Ability to work independently and to execute and troubleshoot new methods.
- Excellent time management, record keeping, teamwork and communication skills.
- Computer literacy including proficiency with Word and Excel

Desired Qualifications
- Experience in solid-phase oligonucleotide synthesis, using and trouble-shooting automated solid-phase synthesizers and optimizing synthetic protocols and reaction schemas.
- Experience in the optimization of purification protocols for oligonucleotides (RNA and DNA) via HPLC.
- Experience with Agilent Mass Hunter software for data acquisition and analysis
- Hands-on experience manipulating and synthesizing RNA in an R&D environment and practiced in anhydrous and RNAse-free lab techniques.

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevantprojects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to helpadvance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the worlda better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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