DiCE Molecules Careers

DiCE is committed to hiring and supporting a team of talented, creative and intelligent individuals. In addition to an exciting and rewarding start-up environment, we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to all employees:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Medical – PPO & HMO
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance, Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Non-Accrual Vacation Policy
  • Work-Life Balance

Current Openings

Interested candidates may submit their resume along with a cover letter to hr@dicemolecules.com. Resumes may also be submitted without applying for a specific job.

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DiCE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status or veteran status.

Job Description

Exciting opportunity at DiCE Molecules, an early-stage startup focused on DNA programmed chemical synthesis to enable the discovery of small molecules for diverse industrial and pharmaceutical applications.
We seek an exceptional full-time Research Associate / Senior Research Associate with a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and in vitro selection methods (e.g. phage display, SELEX). The candidate’s primary responsibilities will include panning of small molecule libraries on target proteins, NGS sample preparation, and characterization of hits in biological or biochemical assays. Preferred candidates will have experience in laboratory automation and high-throughput work.

Duties/Responsibilities
  • QC of target proteins
  • Select/Pan/Screen DNA programmed libraries of compounds
  • NGS sample preparation and submission
  • Ensure that work is performed in safe and efficient manner
  • Share laboratory responsibilities such as ordering and equipment maintenance
Education and Experience

A B.S. with 2 years industry experience or M.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bio-engineering or a related field is preferred. Exceptional candidates with fewer years of industrial experience will be considered. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have excellent lab skills and work ethic, comprehensive understanding of molecular biology concepts, and able to work effectively with others.

Competencies

The ideal candidate should be proficient using a wide variety of molecular biology techniques, particularly in the areas of PCR/qPCR, ELISA assays, and SDS-PAGE analysis. Strong oral and written communications skills, good data record-keeping and organizational skills are essential. Familiarity with laboratory high-throughput automation and robotics are a plus. The successful candidate will be able to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways and will be capable of effectively coordinating their efforts with other members of the project team.

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