Senior Scientist

Location South San Francisco, CA 94080
Date Posted November 16, 2021
Job ID 7812
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Staffing has been engaged to conduct a high-priority search for a full-time Senior Scientist to lead a team focused on the development of synthetic biology promoters. We are conducting this search on behalf of our client, an innovative Biotech company focused on improving cell and gene therapies to target serious diseases. This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to play an integral role in an advanced synthetic biology group contributing to optimizing research and development for therapeutic advancement. If you are an experienced Scientist with a passion for advancing promoter engineering, we would love to hear from you!
This position is a Full-Time, Direct Hire opportunity located onsite at our clients South San Francisco, CA location!
  • Manage a team of Research Associates to navigate multiple projects.
  • Manage external communication between key stakeholders.
  • Apply expertise in transcriptional regulation in order to optimize gene circuits and synthetic promoters.
  • Execute MPRAs in human cell lines through the use of a variety of computational techniques.
  • Support process and experiment design as well as assay development.
  • Analyze and present MPRA data to increase project efficiencies.
  • You come with a PhD and 4+ years’ experience.
  • You have proven experience assembling DNA barcoded libraries and are familiar with respective screening techniques such as SortSeq, FlowSeq or MPRA.
  • You have understanding and hands on application of transcriptional regulation.
  • You have industry experience in leadership or mentorship.
  • You have hands on experience with genome editing techniques.
  • You have extensive experience performing liquid handling techniques to process high throughput screening.
  • You are collaborative and team oriented.
  • You have exceptional communication and problem-solving skills.
This exciting opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact on an innovative gene circuit project for a rapidly advancing biotech company. In addition to a competitive base salary (DOE), this incredible role provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes a 401k, paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, sick time, paid vacation, twelve paid holidays, team events and lunches, annual compensation reviews, and many other perks!
For immediate consideration please include your resume and cover letter and apply directly here:

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