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Bioanalytical Chemist
Location: Hatfield, PA 

We are seeking a dynamic new member of our research team in a Bioanalytical Chemist role.  This is a full time, on-site position working independently and as part of our team in the evaluation of non-viral genetic medicines.  Responsibilities will include assisting in research and development, molecular characterization and testing for efficacy and safety.  S/he will have the opportunity to present findings, design and test protocols and maintain data analysis.

Responsibilities
  • Work independently and a part of an interdisciplinary team to evaluate non-viral genetic medicines using our patented 3DNA scaffold technology.

  • Assist in the research and development of new peptide or polymer-based excipients for use with the scaffold.

  • Molecular characterization of biomolecules including peptides, proteins, and oligonucleotide conjugates.

  • Test various excipients for efficacy and safety using a mix of gel electrophoresis, enzyme, and in vitro assays.

  • Present findings in an organized and timely manner to supervisor and Discovery team.

  • Design and test protocols for transfer to the Development team.

  • Maintain data acquisition and analysis in electronic laboratory notebook.

 
Education and Experience 
  • MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, or cell biology with 1-4 years of experience or an BS degree with 4-6 years of laboratory experience

  • Experience with molecular characterization assays and methods

  • Knowledge of biologically relevant polymers and polymer synthesis [JL3]

  • Familiarity with material science analysis techniques (refractive index, atomic force microscopy, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry)

  • Hands-on experience with standard laboratory equipment and procedures

  • General understanding of cell-based assays and outcomes

  • Experience with plasmid enzymatic digests and gel electrophoresis

  • Knowledge of peptide and protein structure and function

  • Experience with various plate-based assay screens (i.e., fluorescence, luminescence, and/or ELISA) Experience with biomolecules and chemical interactions

  • Hands-on experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques (aseptic technique, care of cell lines, cell splitting, plate seeding)

Skills, Abilities and Competencies
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and multitask in a highly entrepreneurial environment

  • Flexible and comfortable with a fast-paced and evolving business environment

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in parallel on multiple projects

  • Positive interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of levels and functions

  • Responsive, can-do attitude

  • Ability to quickly adapt to rapidly changing environment and demands

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, including an employer matched 401k. Code Bio  is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV to careers@codebiotx.com or: