Research Associate I

South San Francisco, California | Contract

Post Date: 10/24/2017 Job ID: 3486 Industry: Research

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • We seek a self-motivated and highly productive individual to join the Biomolecular group
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting various efforts of the optimization of protein expression, small scale purification, and characterization of proteins (SDS-PAGE, affinity purification, Western analysis) produced using E. coli, baculovirus, and mammalian transient systems
  • Must have experience in a HT academic or industry environment
  • Experience in producing and characterizing protein targets with demonstration of technical proficiency is highly desired



  • Demonstrated proficiency of basic laboratory techniques, including but not limited to SDS-PAGE, affinity purification, protein quantitation, Western blotting, cell culture and transfection
  • Detail oriented and comfortable in dealing with large data/sample sets and distilling data to important point Hands on experience with liquid handling systems, specifically Hamilton and Biomek Experience with high throughput expression of proteins in baculovirus systems
  • Highly motivated, have strong analytical, and communication skills
  • Work independently in a collaborative team-oriented setting
  • Excellent organizational, time management and record keeping skills with a strong emphasis on data analysis including database and ELN entry



  • Bachelors, or higher, degree in Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry or a related scientific discipline
  • 3 or more years’ work/research experience in an academic or industry laboratory setting with a background in protein expression, purification and characterization
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