Associate Scientist III, Protein Chemistry - United States
- The 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.
- 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 purification.
- 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.
Bachelors or Masters in Biochemistry, Biophysics or other suitable disciplines + 5 years in a protein chemistry lab.
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