Research Associate, Biologics Purification

San Francisco, CA 94158

Posted: 02/27/2017 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Process Development Job Number: 2479

Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Buffer procurement and preparation
  • Sample management
  • Chromatography, Homogenization, centrifugation, filtration
  • Analytical assessment of process purity and performance
  • Writes reports and protocols
  • Works in a team environment
  • Maintains documentation of experiments and/or batch records according to good documentation practices
  • Manages daily lab operations including stocking consumables, lab organization and cleanliness, and safety


Minimum Qualifications:

In addition to education requirements, the following minimum skills, knowledge and abilities are required:

  • Experience in protein purification, including AKTA chromatography systems
  • Experience with process analytics including HPLC, SDS-PAGE
  • Hands-on technical proficiency
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess a positive, can-do attitude

A strong preference for candidates with any of the following experience:

  • Protein refolding, homogenization, and/or centrifugation
  • E.coli protein purification


  • Candidates should possess relevant education in the biological sciences, engineering, or a related field, with 2+ years of experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry
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