DNASTAR Careers

DNASTAR is a leading developer of software for molecular biologists. Established in 1984, our products are used by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic researchers in more than 65 countries.

We are expanding our staff with the creation of several new positions, as listed below.

Web Designer and IT Support Specialist
DNASTAR is seeking a Web Designer in Madison, WI. This person will work with our marketing team on maintaining and improving the functionality and design of our websites. This position will also support our CRM/ERP solution, which includes working with our vendor to address issues, and creating new SQL based reports. They will also act as a backup to the Manager of IT helping to provide maintenance and monitoring for our server, network and individual workstations.

The ideal candidate will have two plus years of college coursework in web development or a related field. The candidate must have minimum of 3 years’ experience working in web design, with a focus on HTML, and CSS, C#, ASP.NET experience a plus. You will also need a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with Microsoft SQL Server 2008R2 or higher, doing SQL development.

The candidate must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, be a good problem solver, willing to travel to multiple locations in the Madison area, and be able to work well independently.

Product Managers are responsible for successfully commercializing DNASTAR software products. The position requires demonstrated expertise in genomics or proteomics research with suitable experience as an Application Scientist or Product Manager to support the scientific marketing of DNASTAR software products. The Product Manager will bring ingenuity to DNASTAR’s marketing function and identify successful ways in which the company can quickly enter new market segments (structural biology and clinical research) through appropriate market research, contacts and other innovative approaches, fully leveraging today’s tools and technologies. Travel up to 25% is required.

Senior Scientists are responsible for staying abreast of current scientific trends and helping DNASTAR design and develop products that are responsive to those trends.  You will be expected to take a lead role in new product design and grant writing and provide outstanding product specifications in a variety of formats. You will also be expected to periodically give scientific presentations.

Software Engineers are responsible for analyzing users' needs to design, develop, test, and maintain computer applications software or systems. They may also be project team leads, depending on experience and qualifications. We seek programmers proficient in Java and C++.

Internships are often available in the areas of Quality Assurance software testing and software development (full-time in the summer or year-round part-time or full-time) and in our marketing department. For our QA and marketing internships, we seek individuals with life science backgrounds who have an interest in software testing or marketing. For software development interns, we seek computer science students who have an interest in molecular biology.

Requirements for the scientific based positions include an advanced degree in Molecular Biology or related field (Ph. D. preferred), 5 years of applicable industry experience, strong communication skills and solid computer capabilities.  

We offer competitive health, dental, disability and 401k benefits.  All positions will be located in Madison, WI, USA. 

To apply, please send your resume and salary requirements to: DNASTAR, Inc. 3801 Regent St, Madison, WI 53705 or email to resume@dnastar.com. No calls please.

DNASTAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.