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RASyn - Scientist/Senior Scientist, Biomolecule Surface Chemistry


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Life Science
  • Post Date: 03/03/2023
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  • Company Address: 200 Berkeley Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA, 02116
  • Salary Range: NA

About RAVen

RAVen (RA Ventures) is the venture-focused arm of RA Capital Management, LP, a Boston-based biotechnology and life sciences investment firm.

Job Description

RASyn, a new biotechnology company launched by RA Capital, is building a proprietary platform of innovative technologies transform the discovery and development of breakthrough therapeutic, diagnostic, and industrial products. RASyn’s platform integrates computational protein design and engineering, machine learning, synthetic biology, and single cell sequencing and will enable cheaper, faster, and larger scale production and optimization of biologics, enzymes, and biomolecule libraries. We are assembling a diverse team of the most talented scientists and innovators who seek to invent the future today and have a passion for solving the most intractable problems.

About RA Capital:

RA Capital funds and builds healthcare and life science companies using an evidence-based investment approach informed by TechAtlas, a think tank within RA Capital which analyzes scientific and clinical data from academic literature and industry sources to anticipate how breakthroughs might impact industry stakeholders, physicians, patients, and policymakers. TechAtlas' analyses are captured in a unique collection of competitive landscapes, or ‘maps’, that identify competitive therapeutics, diagnostics, research tools, and/or technological capabilities in a given area.

About the Role:

RASyn is seeking an innovative, intellectually curious, and team-oriented Scientist / Senior Scientist in Surface Chemistry, who is excited to work on advanced technology development projects at the intersection of chemistry, synthetic biology and microfluidic. You will support our cross-functional teams with your profound knowledge of surface chemistry and characterization techniques, especially related to functionalization and passivation. In your role as an expert in surface chemistry at RASyn, you will work closely with the protein engineering team with a focus on developing and establishing novel surface chemistries for oligonucleotide synthesis, protein expression and downstream applications. As a member of a rapidly growing and very engaged team, you will have the opportunity to participate in leading cutting-edge research and development, and work with a highly skilled multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, plan and execute experiments to support research activities, project goals and platform development
  • Develop, implement, and optimize chemistries to immobilize, conjugate biomolecules (proteins, enzymes, DNA, RNA, etc.) to surfaces
  • Develop and implement analytical and biophysical methodologies to characterize surfaces and evaluate the conjugation efficiency, and stability/activity of the conjugated materials
  • Work hand to hand with the protein engineering team to transfer new surface chemistry components to production workflows
  • Analyze and report experimental results verbally and in writing 

Qualifications & Skills:

  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material sciences, or a related field
  • Strong working experience with surface chemistry and characterization techniques, especially related to functionalization, conjugation of biomolecules and passivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships with cross-functional teams

Preferred Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • Hands-on experience with automation