Turn Biotechnologies is currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated individual for the position of Senior Scientist/Scientist- Upstream mRNA Process Development.
The employee will be a highly motivated and innovative individual responsible for the scientific/technical aspects of upstream mRNA process development of novel mRNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of age-related diseases. This lab-based position will be essential to the process development and production of Turn’s cutting-edge technology platform for therapeutic application across its indication pipeline.
Based in Mountain View, California, Turn Biotechnologies, Inc. is a development-stage company focused on restoring cells’ youthful vigor to repair damage caused by the aging process. Using a proprietary ERA™ Platform, we develop mRNA medicines that are specially formulated to instruct specific cells in the body to fight disease or repair damaged tissue. We do this by reprogramming the epigenome to restore cell function that people often lose as they age. This approach can be used to revitalize different cells throughout the body. We are researching its applicability across multiple therapeutic areas, including dermatology, ophthalmology, osteocartilage, and skeletal muscular indications.
Essential duties of the position include:
Process development using chromatography and associated technologies and methods
mRNA synthesis and production
Organize data, maintain detailed records, and effectively communicate results
Develop, validate, and write laboratory protocols and technical reports
Additional duties may include:
QC method and assay development
qPCR and enzyme assay development
PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, or related discipline; or candidates with an MS and relevant industry experience will be considered
Upstream mRNA process development in an industry setting is required and will determine the position level
Extensive experience in molecular biology, specifically involving mRNA, is required
Expertise running and optimizing AKTA systems for mRNA purification is required
Collaboration with other team members and across company programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience in gene/mRNA therapeutics
Experience in cell culture work and in vitro assays
Ability to achieve goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed
Problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities
Strong work ethic
Proactive and organized
Why Choose Turn Bio?
We are a close-knit, collaborative team, passionate about anti-aging and longevity and it's impact and improvement of age-related disease and the quality of people’s lives
Fully-paid employee medical, dental, vision, & life insurance)
Employee Assistance Program
You will be a vital part of the company and have tremendous impact on its success
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Turn Biotechnologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.
Occupational Health and Safety: Turn Biotechnologies provides a workplace free from recognized hazards and complies with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.