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Associate Scientist III, Protein Chemistry Cambridge United States,  

Posted on : 12 June 2017

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External Posting TitleAssociate Scientist III, Protein Chemistry Job DescriptionThe Physical Biochemistry department is seeking an independent and highly motivated Protein Chemist to join the Small Molecule Protein Sciences group (SMPS) at the Senior Associate Scientist level. The SMPS is responsible for providing high quality protein reagents for small molecule targets to the Bioassay group and the Structural biology groups. The successful candidate must possess a broad set of skills, including Molecular Biology, expression and purification of proteins and multi-protein complexes from E.coli and insect cells. Special emphasis will be given to candidates with the ability to carry out small and large scale purification. The selected individual will have the opportunity to work in cross-functional teams and should be able to clearly communicate their results and accomplishments to a broad audience at team meetings and in written reports.*LI-SRC6 LocationCambridge, MA, US Job CategoryResearch Requisition Number31294BR Qualifications• The selected candidate should have at least 5 years in industry, purifying a variety of proteins.• Must be an expert at writing own protocols for multi-step automated purifications and be completely independent in protein purification.• Expertise in using Akta Express and Avant systems or equivalent instruments is a definite requirement.• Working knowledge on parallel, high throughput approaches to protein purification approaches will be essential. This should be applicable to small and large scale purifications.• Must be adept at following protocols and should have the scientific experience to modify it when the situation arises.• Knowledge of protein expression from a wide range of organisms will be considered a big advantage.• Working knowledge of construct design and basic molecular biology (especially PCR) will be advantageous.• The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Clear scientific presentation skills at project and team meetings are a must.• Must be excellent in organization skills. The candidate is expected to document all aspects of the experiments performed and be able to conduct independent research to collect and archive all necessary information from the literature. • Innovative approaches to problem solving will be highly valued. EducationEducation :Bachelors or Masters in Biochemistry, Biophysics or other suitable disciplines + 5 years in a protein chemistry lab. About BiogenCorporate OverviewThrough cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer s disease, Parkinson s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 90 countries. Our global headquarters and R&D operations are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, world-class manufacturing facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA and Hillerod, Denmark, and affiliate locations around the world.Our ScienceWe aspire to have the greatest impact on patients and science of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry. To us, that means creating novel medicines that benefit individuals and society, and bringing new scientific understanding to diseases for which there are no adequate treatments. For nearly two decades Biogen has led in the research and development of new therapies to treat MS, including the most prescribed oral treatment in the world. Now our research is driving revolutionary new MS treatments with the goal of reversing or even repairing damage caused by the disease. We are now applying our neurological expertise to solve some of most challenging and complex diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer s disease, Parkinson s disease, and ALS. As we uncover new insights into human biology, Biogen is employing cutting-edge technologies to discover potential treatments for rare and genetic disorders. Biogen is revolutionizing biologics manufacturing, developing the industry s most advanced plants and processes. This expertise is used to produce both original innovative therapies and biosimilars that expand patient access to lower-cost medicines.Our Corporate CitizenshipThe same intellectual discipline and passion that drives our science is reflected in our corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a company, we are focused on improving science education and limiting the impact of our company on the environment. In 2015, we became a carbon neutral company and ranked first place on Newsweek s 2015 Green Rankings, and we are an industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Biogen was named to Science s list of Top Employers of 2015 and in 2017 received a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which also named Biogen as one of its Best Places to Work.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "" email accounts. Nearest Major Market: Cambridge Nearest Secondary Market: Boston Job Segment: Biotech, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Scientific, Scientist, Science, Engineering


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