Consulting Chemist DNA Analysis at Novilytic | Powderkeg

About the job

About Novilytic

Novilytic, LLC is an exciting biochemistry analytics company that uses nanotechnology to help bring life-saving medicines to market faster and far less expensively. Our focus is to provide new technologies that will revolutionize the pharmaceutical market. Our technology is protected with registered patents that will drive the growth of our products leading to a very valuable company.

As an early-stage start-up, we provide new employees with competitive salaries, benefits, and the opportunity to attain equity in the company. At Novilytic, our Team brings leading edge science and applies it where it will make the most difference - to everyone's health. If you love working with a great team and have a passion for making the world a little safer and healthier for all, come join us!

About the Consulting Chemist DNA Analysis

This consulting position within Novilytic is for a well-defined, time-critical project of 9-12 months duration, that can lead to a full-time equity employment position. The consultant will be responsible for delivering critical input and for performing experiments for the completion of a planned project for assessment of nucleic acid pharmaceuticals. A variety of qualitative and quantitative chromatographic (LC) and electrophoretic (CE) analyses, as well as fluorescence analyses, are the key analytical tools that will be employed.

The Consulting Chemist will be part of a small team involved in the project. The scientist will perform assessment of DNA damage using liquid chromatography (LC), and electrophoresis (CE). The responsibilities include sample preparation, data analysis, method development, and method validation. This individual will independently and handle duties including ordering the requisite supplies for their work, assisting in the maintenance of the laboratory and equipment being used, establish, and maintain reports on their research findings, and produce presentations for participation in team meetings. A critical component of this job is to maintain close communication with team members in a harmonious and productive manner. In short, the Consulting Chemist will be a results-oriented contributor who can help us cement the future of Novilytic.

Position Details


  • Perform LC and CE based method development for project
  • Work independently
  • Collaborate with team members - directors and scientists
  • Maintain laboratory and equipment
  • Keep detailed daily records of research activities
  • Summarize and prepare worksheets, PowerPoint presentation, and report the work being performed to the supervisor and team


  • MS or Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Recent experience in nucleic acid analyses by LC and CE
  • Significant experience in commercial or laboratory environments
  • Product and Project development training
  • Excellent communication skills and work ethic

Skills and Experience

  • Chromatography and separation technology applications
  • Organization and time-management skills to meet the company's timeline
  • Background in either DNA/RNA vaccines, DNA damage, DNA repair, DNA nicks, endonucleases or topoisomerases desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills - a real team player
  • 5 years' experience in the specified area

About You

  • Entrepreneurial, self-directed
  • Excited to grow a world-class analytics' business
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Willing and able to work in West Lafayette, IN


  • People: Novilytic attracts the most creative and intelligent people in the world!
  • Excellent healthcare benefits, generous vacation time
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Consulting Chemist DNA Analysis
  • Company
  • Location
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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