Research Associate - Biochemistry
San Mateo Metro Area, CA
The research associate will be responsible for:
Analytical biochemistry, using diverse techniques including enzyme activity, SDS-PAGE, SE-HPLC, LAL, host cell-DNA, host cell protein, and others as necessary.
Characterization of the physicochemical properties of newly evolved enzymes such as pI, molecular size, pH and temperature stability to provide relevant information for purification development.
Troubleshoot and adapt analytical methods to quantify yield, activity, and purity at various stages of the manufacturing process.
Production of purified enzymes for animal studies, diagnostic tests, reference standards, and preliminary stability studies.
Education: Bachelor s degree in Biochemistry, Biological Science, or related discipline, with 2+ years industry (preferred) experience analyzing enzymes
Experience with assay development, particularly with the use of liquid handling systems in a high-throughput format.
Sound understanding of protein and nucleic acid biochemistry.
Experience applying aseptic laboratory techniques.
Hands-on experience with AKTA FPLC operation a plus.
Ability to multi-task and remain flexible with changing needs.
Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, ability to keep organized records and documentation, and to write reports and SOPs.