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Research Scientist: Assay Development (R&D Team)
Location: Hatfield, PA 

The research scientist is a key member of the dynamic Discovery Research Team focused on non-viral genetic medicines using our novel 3DNA scaffold technology. This role will require you to develop cellular and molecular assays, and work on molecular characterization of biomolecules. You will lead the work with one of our development partners to adapt assay formats and assess complex conjugations of genetic payloads.

  • Work independently and a part of an interdisciplinary team to evaluate non-viral genetic medicines using the company’s novel 3DNA scaffold technology

  • Develop cell and molecular assays to assess potency and durability of genetic payloads

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

  • Work with development partners to adapt various assay formats to enable characterization and assessment of complex conjugations of genetic payloads and disease specific targeting agents multivalently linked to our 3DNA scaffold

  • Collaborate and manage projects between industry, academia, and internal partners

  • Design and test protocols for transfer to the R&D team

  • Maintain data acquisition and analysis in electronic laboratory notebook

Education and Experience 
  • A degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences with 5+ years of assay development experience in a pharmaceutical industry setting

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills

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

  • Cell and molecular assay development experience

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

  • Experience with qPCR, ddPCR and other qualitative and quantitative nucleic acid analysis methodologies

Skills, Abilities and Competencies
  • Experience with molecular characterization assays and methods  

  • Experience with biomolecules and chemical interactions

  • Ability to design, coordinate, and initiate multiple assay formats to assess potency and functional viability  

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

  • Ability to work in parallel on multiple projects

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Self -motivated and independent minded

  • 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 or:

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