R&D Researcher - Advanced in Boulder, CO at Volt

Date Posted: 5/21/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Boulder, CO
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    5/21/2020
  • Job ID:
    230477
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    253/733-3060

Job Description

Research & Development Researcher 

This company located in Boulder, Colorado which offers products and support to meet all your lab needs is also a leader in the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets is seeking a  R&D Researcher  for an estimated 12 month contract role.

The selected candidate will work with a team developing and scaling novel chemistries for RNA synthesis. 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 Client QTOF instruments and software.

Detailed recordkeeping of all steps in the workflow is imperative. You will be pushing RNA synthesis state of the art using Client's proprietary 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. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate should possess a MS/MA in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or equivalent and have 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.

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  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.

 Key points:

The hiring manager is seeking research and development researcher candidates who are degreed and can work day shifts as they will be working in the labs where they have updated everything for proper safe social distancing.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer