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Surface Chemists

24 July 2018

Evonetix is a start-up company set to revolutionise de novo gene synthesis to facilitate the fast-growing and exciting field of synthetic biology. Our technology is based upon a novel silicon array, manufactured with semiconductor microfabrication techniques and capable of independent control of 10,000 miniaturised reaction sites, allowing massive parallelism in the DNA synthesis process. 

We are looking to grow our multidisciplinary team by hiring talented, innovative and ambitious people who are seeking to develop and commercialise a highly disruptive technology. 

This unique opportunity to be part of a high-performance team comes with an attractive benefits package which include a contributory pension, private medical care, life assurance, childcare vouchers as well as a share option scheme.

We are looking for surface chemists with the experience and confidence to develop our novel platform which is core to our DNA synthesis technology. As a member of the surface chemistry team, you will play a key role in the design and development of functional surfaces required for the synthesis of DNA in a highly parallel fashion. This is an exciting role at the cutting edge of biotechnology and synthetic biology. You will be working as part of a closely knit multidisciplinary team of chemists, engineers and biologists and so possess a willingness to learn and contribute to this highly disruptive technology:

  • BSc/MSc/PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or significant industrial experience in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Working knowledge of practical synthetic chemistry and purification techniques
  • Current experience with analytical methods including NMR, MS, IR, HPLC etc
  • Experience with surface chemistry analytical techniques such as XPS, Raman, CV, AFM, STM, fluorescence microscopy, SPR etc
  • Ability to work effectively and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team or independently
  • Willingness to learn and understand other scientific and engineering requirements for the purposes of integrating technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong understanding of lab safety including COSHH/HSE and risk assessments
  • Experience in synthetic route design
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, Chemdraw, Reaxys and instrumentation software such as HPLC, MS etc.

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