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Research Associate IV

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 02/21/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11078 Pay Rate: $59.00 - $72.00

Job Description

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.


Duties:
  • The Membrane Protein Group in the Department of Structural Biology has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated researcher with expertise in membrane protein biochemistry.
  • The successful candidate will purify membrane proteins from E coli, Insect, or Mammalian cell expressions and characterize protein quality using various biophysical and biochemical methods.
  • In addition, the candidate will be expected to perform mammalian cell culture work and optimize protocols for protein expression as well as for automation of protein purification.

Skills:
  • Working knowledge of protein expression systems such as mammalian, insect, E coli with a focus on membrane proteins.
  • Hands-on experience in membrane protein purification.
  • Knowledgeable with diverse chromatography techniques and AKTA chromatography systems.
  • Basic mammalian cell culture (in particular suspension HEK293) experience.
  • Proficiency with methods to characterize protein quality and purity, such as FSEC, DSF/thermal shift, DLS, etc.
  • Expertise with biophysical and biochemical protein-protein interaction techniques and/or functional assays.
  • Experience with basic lab automation.
  • Passion for exploring and developing new technologies.
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, dynamic and curious person with good communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.

Job Requirements

Education:
  • The successful candidate must have either a BS/MS degree with ~6-10 years of experience or a PhD with 0-4 years of experience in Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, or a related discipline.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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