Research Associate

Exciting opportunity to join a well-funded start-up in San Diego.

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A bit about us:

My client is a newly launched next-wave genetic medicine company focusing on base editing of mRNA transcripts. They discover and develop innovative therapeutics that can utilize a family of endogenous enzymes called adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR) to precisely target and correct single point mutations on a mRNA, thus the production of desired and functional protein is restored. Their vision is to provide effective and safe therapeutics to patients who suffer from currently undruggable diseases.

They are well-financed with backup from a group of renowned VC funds, and our brand-new laboratory is located in San Diego, California.

Why join us?

State-of-the art facility in San Diego, CA
Opportunities for advancement
Excellent benefits package
Stock options

Job Details

We are seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented Research Associate candidates to join our Discovery Chemistry department in the areas of Conjugation Chemistry and Oligonucleotide Chemistry.

Essential Responsibilities

Conjugation focus:

Perform bioconjugation, purification, and characterization of novel conjugation and characterization methods involving oligonucleotides, and other novel molecules
Identify critical issues/steps in a conjugation and solve the problems in a timely fashion
Oligonucleotide focus:

Executes synthesis, analysis and purification of novel oligonucleotides in the lab
Operates, maintains and troubleshoots oligonucleotide synthesis equipment
Organizational skills and collaborative experience required for extensive interactions with team members and to meet project goals and timelines
Maintain a well-documented laboratory notebook.
Adhere to safe laboratory practices.

Requirements / Qualifications

BS or MS Chemistry or Biochemistry degree with excellent understanding of organic and analytical chemistry
Experience with a wide range of analytical techniques, especially HPLC and/or HPLC-MS
Experience working in an organic synthesis, chemistry or analytical laboratory


This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. Pay is commensurate with experience.


401(K) with Company match
Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Discounts
Performance based bonuses
PTO and Holidays

Work authorization

United States (Required)
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San Diego, CA
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$50,000 - $80,000