Scientist, Systems Integration
Pleasanton, CA Systems Integration
Description

Inscripta is a gene editing technology company dedicated to creating the tools needed to revolutionize how we feed, fuel, and heal humanity. This includes developing a family of CRISPR enzymes (called MADzymes), bespoke nucleases for researchers and commercial partners, and a full suite of gene editing tools (software, instruments, and reagents) that will significantly increase the speed and efficiency of precision gene editing. Due to rapid growth, Inscripta is seeking a Molecular Biology or System Integration Scientist to develop the next generation of DNA editing tools. This position can be located in either our Pleasanton, California or Boulder, Colorado office.


Summary:


We are looking for an outstanding Scientist/Sr. Scientist to drive CRISPR-based DNA editing projects.  This individual will innovate in areas of assay development, process optimization, and product automation. Essential aspects of this position include: project leadership, troubleshooting, innovative solutions, design and execution of informative experiments, and superior data analysis.  The right candidate will enthusiastically leverage their creativity, and research experience to build an industry-leading genetic-engineering platform in a highly innovative, team-oriented, fast-paced R&D environment.


Responsibilities: 

  • Provide scientific leadership in a technical team that builds high-throughput, automated, genetic-engineering platform
  • Execute complex, highly multiplexed experiments
  • Develop robust assays and system modules with simple, elegant workflows that are compatible with automation
  • Perform molecular biology techniques: PCR, genetic-engineering, and robotic liquid handling
  • Conduct detailed data analysis and provide recommendations based on technical results
  • Maintain detailed experimental records
  • Present clear and concise written and oral communications to colleagues and supervisors
Requirements
  • Demonstrated record of innovation in molecular or cellular biology
  • At least 5 years of direct experience with molecular biology techniques such as: PCR, qPCR, nucleic acid purification, genome editing, and microbe manipulation
  • Experience converting prototype devices into fully automated modules and instruments
  • Familiarity with next generation sequencing, sequencing library preparation, and other genomic platforms
  • Desire to work in a team environment and collaborate closely with other cross-functional and geographically distributed teams
  • Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced startup environment
  •  Ph.D. in molecular biology, bioengineering, or a related discipline

Inscripta offers a competitive base salary, bonus plan, benefits package and stock options to all team members.  Join us and work with a great team of people working to create the tools needed to revolutionize how we feed, fuel and heal humanity. Inscripta is headquartered in Boulder, CO with rapidly expanding additional locations in Pleasanton and San Diego California.  This position can be located in our Pleasanton, CA or Boulder, CO location.

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