Analytical/Chromatographic Separations Scientist

Molecular Assemblies, Inc. is a San Diego-based company developing a revolutionary, enzymatic DNA synthesis technology capable of powering new products in industrial synthetic biology, personalized therapeutics, precision diagnostics, and eventually information storage, nanotechnology and more.

Molecular Assemblies is seeking a self-motivated and highly detail-oriented Scientist to join our team.


  • Perform and troubleshoot chromatographic purification of small molecules
  • Perform methods development for HPLC and FPLC separations
  • Perform quality control analysis of products
  • Analyze LCMS and NMR data
  • Present data and reports; discuss results at individual and team meetings
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of experimental procedures and analytical results
  • Follow standard operating procedures, protocols from management
  • Collaboratively support the advancement of compounds through screening process
  • Maintain LCMS, HPLC, FPLC and lyophilizer

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Significant experience with standard analytical and preparative techniques in synthesis and purification (LCMS, HPLC and FPLC)
  • Great troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Proficient at multitasking and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to interact effectively and directly within a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic startup environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic

Desired Experience & Skills: 

  • Nucleoside and nucleotide separations/synthesis experience is a plus
  • Ion exchange chromatography is a plus
  • Experience with analytical techniques (NMR)

Educational Level, Educational Disciplines:

  • PhD in chemistry with 0-3 years of industrial experience
  • MS in chemistry with 3-7 years of industrial experience