At Genapsys we are working to transform the human condition by building an affordable, scalable genomic ecosystem that empowers research and diagnostics. Powered by semiconductor chip-based electronic sequencing technology, our platform will be a modular and accessible system that will enable highly accurate, scalable, and affordable sequencing for a variety of applications. We believe in a world where every researcher and clinician can perform their sequencing on-site, enabling easy and rapid access to actionable insights based on genomic data.  Join us and let’s work together to unlock universal access to genomic sequencing.

About The Role:

The Senior Analytical Scientist will be a member of a newly formed Analytical Development group and will be responsible for developing and validating analytical methods/assays for a wide range of Materials primarily including polymers, and polymer-DNA conjugates used in Genapsys Next Generation Sequencing Chemistry Platform. The successful candidate  must have hands-on experience demonstrating the ability to develop and validate analytical methods/assays with emphasis on polymer characterization. A deep practical experience with Structural identification and Structure-Property-Relationship characterization techniques examples including GPC chromatography, HPLC, NMR, GC, FTIR, and UV/Vis/Fluorescence spectroscopy among others are required. The position requires the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects that require the development and application of analytical tools for characterizing and QC’ing polymers, polymer-DNA conjugates generated both internally and externally. Experience with proteins/enzymes and small molecules analytical characterization is a plus . Once the methods are established and validated, the role will be working across the organization to apply the methods/assays for establishing manufacturing analytical QC, perform tolerance and guard banding studies to define and set analytical parameters required for optimal performance on Genapsys’ sequencing platform. The position will be based on RWC site (non-remote) and will be reporting to the Director of Analytical Development and will be working closely with a multidisciplinary team, across multiple sites including the Senior Director of Chemistry, Senior Director of Reagent Development, Associate Director of Sequencing, and Director of Applications. You will be part of a close-knit team of people who are focused, driven, and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the department running. This is a very exciting time to join our growing Genapsys team, as the technology is rapidly scaling and approaching market adoption.

Primary responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Must-Have hands-on experience developing and validating Methods/assays for Polymers, Polymer-DNA Conjugates, and Small molecules.
  • Hands-on experience in analytical characterization using diverse techniques including GPC, HPLC, GC/MS, NMR, GC, UV/VIS/Fluorescence, FTIR, particle size analyses (LD, DLS), SDS-PAGE, and other analytical equipment.
  • Strong wet analytical chemistry experience: chromatography, spectroscopy, chemical composition analysis.
  • Structural elucidation and strong materials property analytical experience: thermal analysis (TGA, DMA, DSC), rheology, tensiometry, mechanical strength, etc.
  • Conduct analytical instrument calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and keeping logs of equipment and laboratory facility upkeep.
  • Practical knowledge of DoE and statistical data analysis is highly desirable.
  • Communicate results effectively to stakeholders, external vendors, and other interested parties.
  • Create and Write methods and SOPs
  • Record, analyze and interpret experimental results.
  • Document results in technical reports and present data at team meetings.

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Analytical chemistry, polymer science, chemistry, materials science, with strong analytical focus or equivalent discipline.
  • 3 – 6 years industrial experience developing quantitative analytical methods/assays and applying methods to establish product specifications.
  • Sound understanding of polymer chemistry, protein and nucleic acid biochemistry.
  • Utilize the scientific method and statistical knowledge to develop experimental design and to analyze and interpret experimental results.
  • Experience developing and validating analytical methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer methods cross-sites and to CMO.
  • Able to multi-task and remain flexible with changing needs.
  • Must be motivated and able to work under tight timelines.
  • Strong technical writing skills and experience writing SOPs desired.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a high level of independence, while being able to seek out others in a collaborative spirit to achieve department goals and further our corporate mission.

Desired Qualities:

  • Highly collaborative, team-oriented, and adaptable to fast-paced, dynamic work environments and shifting demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral communication of technical material.
  • Scrappy, willing to pitch in where needed.
  • Passion for making a difference in the world.
  • Able to work effectively in a matrix organization.

What we offer (US based-employees)*:

  • Competitive compensation and generous stock options.
  • Comprehensive, industry-leading medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and dependents.
  • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution.
  • Free daily catered gourmet lunches and snacks.
  • For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
  • Work with driven and enthusiastic colleagues in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, the opportunity to work on problems that matter in a highly collaborative environment.

At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately, we cannot provide visa sponsorship.


A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Genapsys' culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!


Genapsys has a robust COVID-19 prevention plan in order to keep our team members as safe as possible. This plan includes a requirement that all employees, contractors and visitors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or receive an approved medical or religious exemption) prior to working on site at any Genapsys location. Please contact hr@genapsys.com if you have any questions. 

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