Internship in Nucleotide Chemistry – Paris, France

DNA Script

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 quick, decentralized solutions for laboratory work in life science and genomics. 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 65 M€ of financing, mostly through equity funding brought by prestigious players such as Illumina Ventures, LSP, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, BPIFrance, Kurma Partners and Idinvest. The company partners with leading institutions, in particular Institut Pasteur.

We are looking to assemble a team of world class, innovative and passionate people gathering their talents and skills to achieve one goal: unlock the power of DNA to write the future of life sciences. We offer the opportunity to join a dynamic, international and highly skilled team in a high-performance biotech startup. We offer a competitive benefits package (salary, equity, healthcare, meal vouchers and public transportation) along with a unique opportunity to work in the heart of Paris.

The role

DNA Script is looking for a dynamic, talented individual to join the Nucleotide Chemistry team for an internship in synthesis of modified nucleotides. The project consists in performing multistep synthesis for different modified nucleotide targets. Those nucleotides will be then tested using our enzymatic DNA synthesis technology to synthesize modified DNA for different types of application. The internship will be supervised by a confirmed PhD in organic chemistry.

Qualifications et experiences

  • Last year of engineering in the field of biotechnology or instrumentation
  • Good knowledge in optical techniques and biochemistry
  • Good understanding of optical microscopy and/or confocal microscopy
  • Excellent learning, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Highly motivated, with a passion for new technologies
  • Experience on nucleoside/nucleotide chemistry

  • Job located in Kremlin-Bicêtre (Paris area)
  • Start date: February