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Senior Chemist

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
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Senior Chemist

Our client is looking for experienced and motivated Senior Chemist to join our mid-scale Oligonucleotide Synthesis/production group to synthesize, purify and deliver oligonucleotides to support therapeutic programs and to support our new therapeutic modality approaches.

Our client is a genetic medicine company focusing on base editing of mRNA transcripts to discover and develop innovative therapeutics that can utilize a family of endogenous enzymes called adenosine deaminase acting on RNA ADAR to precisely target and correct single point mutations on a mRNA, thus the production of desired and functional protein is restored, to provide effective and safe therapeutics to patients who suffer from currently undruggable diseases.


Design and execute the automated high throughput solid-phase synthesis, purification, and analysis of oligonucleotides with various chemical modifications at small to mid scales

Method development for improved oligonucleotide synthesis and purification processes as well as assays

Operate, maintain troubleshoot oligonucleotide synthesis platforms, HPLCs and other scientific equipment lead a small oligo synthesis team to enable milligram to gram scale synthesis and delivery of complex oligonucleotides

Collaborative research with other members of the chemistry and biology teams

Requirements / Qualifications:

PhD in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry with 3 years of experience or Masters Degree in with 5 years experience in oligonucleotide syntheses, purification and analyses

Strong laboratory skills and experience in synthesis, purification, and characterization of oligonucleotides

Demonstrated track record of leading oligonucleotide production teams

Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment Superior laboratory skills and awareness of laboratory safety

Excellent oral and written communication skills

**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. 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. (

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Posted: 2021-01-18 Expires: 2021-03-04

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