Research Associate I, Biology (Protein Sciences)

Compensation

: $104,595.00 - $171,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research



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SUMMARY:

We are seeking a knowledgeable and self-motivated Research Associate to join our Protein Sciences Group within the company's Research Division. In this laboratory-based position, the successful candidate will work to purify a diverse repertoire of proteins for the company's drug discovery efforts, contributing to compound screening and mechanism characterization pipelines. The candidate should be capable of designing, executing, and troubleshooting experiments independently, bringing enthusiasm and creativity to their work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Purification of a wide variety of native and recombinant proteins, working with multiple source materials (muscle, yeast, bacteria, etc.)
  • Characterization of protein samples to determine parameters such as purity, activity, and recovery
  • Documentation of experimental data, maintaining well organized laboratory records, and presentation of findings at group or department meetings
  • Ensuring efficient laboratory operations: preparing stock solutions and other reagents, managing lab inventories, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Collaborating with other team members and taking initiative to identify problems and improve procedures


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
  • BS in biochemistry, molecular biology or related field. 3-5 years of applicable experience is a plus
  • Proficient with chromatographic purification systems (e.g. AKTA) and affinity, ion-exchange, hydrophobic, and size-exclusion chromatography
  • Experience with batch purification techniques (precipitation, filtration, ultra-centrifugation, etc.) and cell disruption (e. g. microfluidization)
  • Experience with protein characterization techniques such as SDS-PAGE, Western blot, SEC-HPLC, spectroscopy, and enzyme kinetics
  • Excellent laboratory skills. Ability to generate accurate, reproducible, and actionable data.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

Associated topics: aseptic, biology, genome, life science, metabolism, physical, physiology, protein, stem cell, virus * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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