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Job Description

The successful candidate will join our application team and take responsibility for the product design from a polymer chemistry perspective. You will work in a truly international and multidisciplinary team consisting of molecular biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers. You will develop, validate, and implement materials related to Single Technologies’ proprietary 3-D sequencing systems. Within our slim organization you have the opportunity to work with many aspects of product development.


  • Develop new formulations of polymeric material for DNA sequencing, including synthesis and modifications of the polymers as well as investigation of their physio-chemical properties by various characterization tools

  • Identify, understand, and resolve potential failure modes at early stages of the product development process, and provide technical input and strategies to progress

  • Provide guidance and specifications to the design of manufacturing process of the polymer(s) and conditions for material handling, storage, and transportation

  • Contribute to product development decisions through effectively working within multidisciplinary teams to solve problems and devise experimental plans

  • Conduct concise communication of experimental design, results, and conclusions at regular data-driven product development meetings

  • Follow good laboratory practices, including accurate documentation of experiments

  • All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

Skills & Requirements

We’re looking for a candidate with a goal-oriented mind-set and systematic problem-solving skills. The right person is a positive initiative taker with high creativity, who seeks to find efficient ways to reach goals and milestones.


  • MSc or PhD in Chemistry or similar field with a focus in polymers

  • 2+ years of hands-on industrial or academic experience

  • Experience and interest in working in a lab environment

  • Hands-on knowledge of analytical tools for chemical and biological assays (SEM, AFM, UV-Vis, rheology, HPLC, DLS, fluorescence microscopy, etc.)


  • Knowledge and experience of hydrogels

  • Knowledge and experience of biological macromolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins

  • Knowledge in bioconjugation and acquainted with Staudinger reactions

  • Analytical, organized, and adaptable self-starter with excellent communication skills

  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving multi-disciplinary organization, which requires real-time communication, flexibility, and a willingness to learn new knowledge and techniques

Contact Person
Xiang Jiao

About the company

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Single Technologies combines single molecule imaging, fiber optical gratings technologies and nano-fluidics to read DNA faster than anyone else.

As our colleague, you will have the opportunity to be part of a unique start-up and a journey to create the next generation of DNA sequencing. In this highly innovative company, you will work closely with colleagues in a multidisciplinary team and have significant impact on the products. You will also own the success you help creating through our equity options.

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