Scientist, DNA Assembly

Our mission at Ansa Biotechnologies is to revolutionize the way we make DNA. Compared to reading or editing life’s code, writing new code from scratch has remained one of the field’s most elusive challenges. At Ansa, we are putting nature to work, creating novel enzymatic solutions that will redefine how we build DNA. We believe that the biggest challenges our world faces will be solved using biotechnology and that DNA synthesis is the fuel for that transformation. Our enzyme-based approach (published in Nature Biotechnology) promises to dramatically accelerate innovation in biological research and biotechnology, including therapeutics, diagnostics, biomanufacturing, and synthetic biology.

We believe that advances in both DNA synthesis and DNA assembly are necessary for a significant step-change in the scope and speed of industrial-scale DNA manufacturing – and we are testing new and innovative DNA assembly approaches toward that end. As Scientist, DNA Assembly, you will be working alongside like-minded scientists in conceptualizing, testing, and demonstrating novel ways to assemble DNA. You’ll work cross-functionally with other teams to help establish the scalability and reliability of the most promising approaches.

If it’s your passion to play with molecular tools and achieve new and interesting objectives, then we want to hear from you!

 

Responsibilities

You’ll be responsible for conceptualizing new methods of DNA assembly using either off-the-shelf, or custom molecular biological tools (think enzymes!) capable of achieving higher DNA assembly specificities and efficiencies than enabled by state-of-the-art processes.
In collaboration with other teams, you’ll help develop assays to help elucidate the inputs and outputs of your reaction schemes and processes
You’ll work with process development teams to help scale-up and ensure the robustness of your processes
Collaborating in a team environment: At Ansa, communication between teams is critical–our technology is built on enzymes, chemistry, and automation. Additionally, we believe that honesty and openness are an instrumental part of the scientific endeavor.
Experience

PhD in Synthetic Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or equivalent experience
5+ years of experience in molecular biology techniques, particularly related to handling DNA
Experience with NGS, automation or bioinformatic technologies is a plus
Deep experience with enzymatic tools such as polymerases, ligases, nucleases, etc.
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop new approaches and methods
Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and presentation skills
Demonstration ability to gain familiarity with new disciplines and approaches
if you would like to learn more about this role, please email our recruiting team at careers@ansabio.com.

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