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Research Associate - Protein Therapeutics

Foster City, CA 94404

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 606556 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Target PR Range: 24-34/hr
*Depending on experience

Research Associate - Protein Therapeutics

Exciting opportunity for a highly motivated research associate to join our protein purification and QC group within the Protein Therapeutics Department. The successful candidate is expected to work independently and display professional judgment in all aspects of daily research and presentations. This person will work in collaboration with research project teams to generate and validate potential therapeutic proteins and surrogate tool molecules. Responsibilities:
  • Perform protein purification, QC, and protein bank registration to support the preclinical development of biopharmaceutical programs across multiple therapeutic areas
  • Prepare technical reports, quantitative analyses, and summaries for entry into Excel, PPT, and ELN formats
  • Use good oral and written communication skills to relay scientific data
  • Actively participate in group meetings, present the results of ones work, interpret data, and draw conclusions regarding presented material
  • Proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to challenges
  • Maintain awareness of cutting-edge technical developments and scientific knowledge and apply these where possible to improve process efficiency

Education and Experience:

BA/BS in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related field with 0 - 2 years of knowledge, or experience with below listed characteristics and techniques for the position.

Required skills:
  • Strong background in protein sciences and protein biochemistry
  • Experience in purifying monoclonal antibodies, next generation biologics (e.g., bispecific antibodies, immunocytokines), or other recombinant proteins
  • Working knowledge of purification techniques including affinity, ion exchange, size exclusion, hydrophobic interaction chromatography using Akta Avant/Pure or BioRad NGC
  • Experience in analytical protein characterization techniques such as SEC-HPLC or UHPLC, SDS-PAGE, Endosafe
  • Ability to perform method development and write protocols
  • Detailed record-keeping is a must
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Must be team-oriented, professional, hard-working, and interested in learning new skills.

Nice to have skills:
  • Experience with other protein characterization technologies (DLS, SEC-MALS, LC/MS, IEX/HIC-HPLC) would be a strong plus
  • Experience in automated liquid handling systems would be a plus

Required Years of Experience: 0-2 years
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