Application Scientist

DNA Script in a nutshell

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using an enzymatic technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life science and technology through rapid, affordable, and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script's approach leverages nature's billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for how nucleic acids are made and accelerate the adoption of synthetic biology across diverse disciplines such as biopharma, sustainable chemistry and data storage.

To date, DNA Script has raised over 16 M€ of financing, mostly through equity funding brought by prestigious players such as Illumina Ventures, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners and Idinvest. The company partners with leading institutions, in particular Institut Pasteur.

Open position at DNA Script

DNA Script is looking for a scientist to test the synthetic nucleic acids produced by DNA Script's team in various set-ups to evaluate the differentiation between commercial synthetic nucleic acids manufactured using conventional chemistry. The tasks will therefore consist in developing and running complex in vivo or in vitro assays in order to benchmark respective merits of the technologies in fields such as research, diagnostics or therapeutics applications.

The assignment will also involve scientific writing both for (i) research articles written in partnership with leading academic or corporate teams and (ii) company blog as well as other scientific communication materials.

Opportunity and Challenges

We are looking to assemble a team of best-in-class, innovative and passionate people gathering their talents and skills to achieve one goal: bring to the world the next ultimate tool in biotechnology.

We offer the opportunity of joining a growing team of a high potential biotech startup.

Qualifications et compétences

Must Have :

  • Molecular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular biology
  • Genome editing
  • Scientific writing and communication skills
  • Comfortable/happy at the bench
  • Problem solver (biblio, network)
  • Good organizational skills
  • Creative

Nice to have :

  • Animal models
  • Molecular diagnostic
  • Preclinical studies
  • NGS
  • Attraction to the start-up world


PhD with very good scientific background and hands-on experience in various assays using DNA
Job Type: Permanent

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