Scientist, Oligo Synthesis

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

GENEWIZ, a Brooks Life Sciences Company is looking for a Scientist in Boston, MA. The successful candidate will directly and independently lead daily lab operations to ensure maintenance of operational excellence.

Key responsibilities include;

-       Implementation of initiatives directed towards optimized productivity including a cost reduction strategy, effective resource allocation and automation improvements

-       Creates and updates SOPs as necessary to ensure operational excellence of day to day operations including backup plans

-       Proactively works with R&D/business/others to gain efficiencies and meet/exceed company goals including process improvements and new service development

-       Independently makes decisions including troubleshooting and addressing unforeseen issues in order to meet customer service expectations  

-       Plans well to ensure proper resource allocation including managing vacation schedules, overtime and sporadic back-up support

-       Demonstrate interpersonal skills by effectively communicating, building rapport, and resolving conflict constructively with team members.

-       Ensures a safe lab environment by following operating procedures, monitoring/addressing related concerns and making adjustments in policies and procedures as necessary

-       Works with vendors and other lab operation departments to ensure reagent cost containment and consumable purchases.

-       Supports customer facing teams by providing information about manufacturing practices including quality control metrics, reagents used, and any other related documentation.

-       Effectively manages customer orders information by using LIMS system and other ways of communication including email to provide project related information in a timely manner

The ideal candidate has:

· Knowledge in oligonucleotide manufacturing including synthesis, liquid handling, purification and quality control (mass spectroscopy) including experience in manufacturing and lab automation environments

· Exceptional customer service, communication, and decision-making skills including the ability to work well with others in order to maximize interactions/relationships

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field, plus 3+ years of directly-related experience.  PhD in related field preferred.

· Ability to lift 25 pounds; required to travel on a limited basis