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Senior Chemist - San Carlos, CA

Kelly Services
San Carlos, CA 94070
**Senior Chemist - San Carlos, CA**


**(** Title and Salary are flexible DOE)


We are developing innovative technologies to unlock the SynBio revolution. We are seeking an experienced, versatile synthetic chemist to become a key member of our growing R&D team, spearheading the development of a new and disruptive DNA synthesizer. As a part of our team, they will play a central role in helping us optimize solid-phase DNA synthetic chemistry on our proprietary microfluidic platform.


This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and self-driven chemist to get in near the ground floor of a fast moving, very high impact start-up. In addition to working on cutting edge technology, the candidate would help us establish a strong culture of mutual respect, integrity, and collaboration while working alongside some of Silicon Valleys best scientists and engineers.


**Essential Responsibilities:**


+ Optimize solid-phase DNA synthesis on our proprietary hardware.

+ Work with vendors to source solid supports with the correct surface chemistry.

+ Develop methods for highly-parallel DNA deprotection and cleavage.

+ Develop analytical methods for small quantities of DNA.

+ Design and execute hypothesis driven experiments with the goal of trouble shooting and quality optimization.

+ Develop and document robust, reproducible laboratory processes for automated DNA synthesis on our proprietary hardware with high yield and consistent side product distribution.

+ Analyze data efficiently and accurately to measure performance.

+ Work safely and independently in a laboratory environment.

+ Communicate plans and results effectively with team members.

+ Participate in project brainstorming discussions with the rest of the project team.


**Essential Candidate Profile:**


+ PhD in organic synthetic chemistry, or equivalent experience.

+ Experience with phosphoramidite chemistry for DNA synthesis.

+ Has experience working as part of a multifaceted project team (i.e. HW, SW, chemistry, and analysis).

+ Has demonstrated success in optimizing DNA synthesis chemistry on at least one platform.

+ Well versed in theory and practice of general chemistry, solid-phase synthesis, and instrumental analysis techniques (e.g. HPLC, MS, etc.).

+ Works well with others and enjoys a highly collaborative team environment.

+ Excels at evaluating a large set of possibilities and tradeoffs in complex chemical systems and selecting an optimal solution.

+ Demonstrates the highest level of professional integrity.


**Preferred Candidate Qualifications:**


+ Has experience on a full product development cycle.

+ Has experience with life science tools development.

+ Has experience with multiple oligosynthesis platforms.

+ Experience with microfluidics is a significant plus.


**_For immediate consideration apply today!_**


**_Questions? Please reach out to Dustin at DUSG877@kellyservices.com_**


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**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-06-28

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