17-0057 Scientist I/II, Enzymologist at Synthetic Genomics
La Jolla, CA, US
At Synthetic Genomics, Inc., we are dedicated to developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges. We are currently seeking a Scientist to join our fast-growing, dynamic and collaborative team in La Jolla, CA.

We are seeking an experienced enzymologist to facilitate the development of novel protein activities for in vitro and in vivo technologies and applications in mammalian cells.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and perform experiments to understand functional and mechanistic properties of novel enzyme families.
Translate in vitro learnings of novel enzyme families to optimization of function in novel hosts
Contribute to SGI’s intellectual property portfolio both as an individual and as part of interdisciplinary teams.
Comply with Synthetic Genomics company policies including observance of US and California laws and regulations.
Required Experience:

Ph.D. in protein biochemistry or enzymology or related field and 2 or more years of postgraduate experience depending on level.
Demonstrated success understanding function of 2 or more novel enzymes from distinct protein families.
Desired Experience:

Theoretical and practical knowledge of mammalian cell biology as relates to protein function and enzymology
Experience with nucleic acid interacting proteins such as nucleases, polymerases, transcription factors, etc.