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Nucleotide Quality Control Research Assistant – DNA Script, Paris, France

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using an enzymatic technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life science and technology through quick, decentralized solutions for laboratory work in life science and genomics. DNA Script’s approach leverages nature’s billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for how nucleic acids are made and accelerate the adoption of synthetic biology across diverse disciplines such as biopharma, sustainable chemistry and data storage.

To date, DNA Script has raised over 58 M€ of financing, mostly through equity funding brought by prestigious players such as Illumina Ventures, LSP, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, BPIFrance, Kurma Partners and Idinvest. The company partners with leading institutions, in particular Institut Pasteur.

We are looking to assemble a team of world class, innovative and passionate people gathering their talents and skills to achieve one goal: unlock the power of DNA to write the future of life sciences. We offer the opportunity to join a dynamic, international and highly skilled team in a high-performance biotech startup. We offer a competitive benefits package (salary, equity, healthcare, meal vouchers and public transportation) along with a unique opportunity to work in the heart of Paris.

The role

DNA Script is looking for a talented individual to join the nucleotide chemistry team as a Quality Control Research Assisant. The position will report to the Nucleotide Chemistry Group Leader.

Responsibilities

– Prepare the different nucleotide solutions entering DNA Script’s process
– Assign and record lot numbers
– Perform quality control of all nucleotides produced internally or externally
– Record results of testing on QC sheets, lab notebook, or lab software
– Develop or Implementing new methods for QC (in particular HPLC methods)
– Perform routine quality operations including calibration/maintenance of equipment
– Conduct investigations for testing failure and non-conformances
– Author technical documents, including SOPs, validation documents, standard test methods according to good documentation practices and reports
– Report QC data and analysis to your manager
– Ensure supply and distribution of nucleotides to every team
– Support Nucleotide Chemistry Team (for eg: purification of nucleotides and impurities)

Qualifications and experience

Essential

– Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry
– Two years’ experience working in an analytical or QC environment laboratory is preferred
– Ability to write and follow procedures and directions
– Capable of working independently and with accuracy
– Familiar with HPLC and LC-MS analysis
– Extreme rigor and highly organized
– Meticulous, attention to details
– Teamwork / works well in small & flexible team
– High level of technical proficiency and collaborative ability

Desirable

– Experience in developing HPLC method is a plus
– Experience with QC of nucleotides is a plus

Miscellanous

– Job located in Kremlin-Bicêtre (Paris area)
– Start date: ASAP
Contact
sn@dnascript.co

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