Thursday, February 12, 2015

Job posting: Ph.D. carbohydrate chemist, Cambridge, MA

From the inbox, a position in Cambridge:
...We are seeking a PhD-level scientist with a strong background in organic/carbohydrate chemistry, analysis, and data interpretation for a leading role in the Company’s technology and product development programs. The successful candidate will be expected to design and conduct incisive experiments to test and improve the company’s technology by providing key data to support our value proposition and grow our IP portfolio. Typical experiments will include bench-scale chemical synthesis of novel carbohydrate products, characterization of products, preparation of samples for testing & attracting outside partners and investors, identifying reaction mechanisms, and optimizing yield and other performance metrics....
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate is highly motivated and eager to work collaboratively as part of a high-­‐impact, cross-­‐ functional team of chemists and engineers. Comfort being expected to deliver results in an aggressive technology development environment is essential, as is the ability to make decisions in the face of incomplete information. Specific qualifications include: PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering, Ideally 1 year industrial experience in a relevant technical area (candidates with more experience may be considered for a senior scientist role). Candidates with none will still be considered if strong fits elsewhere. Expertise in the chemistry, synthesis, and purification of carbohydrates (ideally oligosaccharides) or other relevant bio-­polymers, including both chemical and enzymatic transformations....
Looks like some DOE experience desired. A much, much more detailed description is available here.

Best wishes to those interested. Contact with the subject line: Scientist Position

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