Analytical Scientist

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States | Full-time

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Manus Bio is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients.  We use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.  We are seeking a motivated individual for an Analytical Scientist position. This person will be expected to tackle a variety of challenges as an integral part of Manus Bio’s R&D team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and optimize analytical methods for the characterization and quantification of natural product secondary metabolites, intracellular/extracellular metabolites, and proteins
  • Analyze and interpret data from multiple 'omics platforms using bioinformatics tools and engage with other scientists and researchers to formulate hypotheses
  • Ensure that our state-of-the-art analytical facilities and equipment (GC-MS/FID, LC- QQQ/Q-TOF, HPLC) are well-maintained and functioning efficiently
  • Assist the R&D team in data acquisition, processing and analysis.  This position will play a key role in coordinating analytical requirements between various functional R&D teams.

 Required Qualifications:

  • M.S./PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar field.
  • 3-5 years experience in operations, maintenance and hand-on use of analytical equipment (GC-MS/FID, LC-MS and HPLC), including data processing using ChemStation, MassHunter, and Optimizer.
  • Expertise in analysis of data from multiple 'omics platforms (e.g. RNA seq, metabolomics, proteomics) using relevant bioinformatics tools.
  • Experience in R programming/Python for statistical data analysis
  • Prior experience in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology is a plus

 Preferred Working Style:

  • Should be a well-organized, self-motivated, quick learner who is able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Should have excellent laboratory skills and the ability to design and handle complex experiments and protocols
  • Should be flexible with day-to-day duties and able to thrive in a start-up environment.
  • Must be an excellent team member with strong communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively.
  • Must hold himself or herself to the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards.

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Permanent