Enzyme Engineering Research Assistant

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 58 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 talented individual to join the enzyme engineering team and help us to evolve proprietary enzyme variants for DNA synthesis technology.

Responsibilities

- Construct/express/screen gene libraries
- Purify proteins and plasmid DNA
- Perform enzymatic activity tests
- Support the team when needed

Qualifications and experience

Essential

- Bachelors' or Masters' Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry
- 'Hand on' working experience in molecular biology or biochemistry lab
- Familiarity with protein handling and purification
- Familiarity with DNA handling and purification
- Familiarity with protein structure and sequence analysis
- Strong record keeping skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Fluent English speaker

Desirable

- Experience in directed evolution of proteins

Miscellanous

- Job located in Kremlin-Bicêtre (Paris area)
- Start date: ASAP
Contact
th@dnascript.co