Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 07/11/2018 Job ID: 4473 Industry: Research - Discovery

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.


  • A temporary position for a talented Research Associate/Scientific Researcher is available in the Structural Biology  department.
  • Our group is involved in exploring the structure and function of proteins of therapeutic interest.
  • The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the purification, characterization, and crystallization of proteins for structural analysis by X-ray crystallography. This will include protein expression in E. coli and purification using various techniques and an AKTA FPLC. 
  • Work will involve optimizing protein purification strategies, identifying and optimizing conditions for protein crystallization, and soaking crystals with experimental compounds for structural analysis.




  • The position requires strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
  • The successful candidate should be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and able to meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Experience with recombinant protein purification using an AKTA FPLC is required. 
  • Experience with protein crystallization is highly desired.



  • The candidate must have at a minimum a BS/MS degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or related discipline with 3+ years of technical experience in areas related to protein chemistry.
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