Staff Scientist

92121, San Diego
Oct 29, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Molecular Assemblies, Inc. is a San Diego-based company developing a revolutionary, enzymatic DNA synthesis technology capable of powering new products in industrial synthetic biology, personalized therapeutics, precision diagnostics, and eventually information storage, nanotechnology and more.

Molecular Assemblies is seeking a motivated Staff Scientist to join our team.


  • Design, synthesize, and characterize modified pyrimidines and purines
  • Troubleshoot and optimize reaction conditions
  • Present data and reports; discuss results at individual and team meetings
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of experimental procedures and analytical results
  • Collaboratively support the advancement of compounds though screening process

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Experience in multi-step synthesis design, execution and optimization
  • Working knowledge of standard analytical and preparative techniques in synthesis and purification (NMR, LCMS, HPLC, FPLC, TLC and flash chromatography)
  • Demonstrated ability to access scientific literature to solve novel synthetic problems
  • Ability to interact effectively and directly within a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic startup environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Experience & Skills: 

  • Nucleoside and nucleotide synthesis is a plus
  • Peptide synthesis and bioconjugation experience
  • Familiarity with disulfide and sulfide bond formation
  • Ion exchange chromatography experience

Educational Level, Educational Disciplines:

  • PhD in chemistry with 0-3 years of postdoctoral experience