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Research Associate

San Francisco Metro Area, CA

Posted: 03/15/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -032019-23942
The Protein Sciences group seeks a highly motivated junior scientist with experience in protein expression, purification and analysis to become part of a team supporting the development of novel therapeutics towards neurodegeneration.
  • Produce, purify and characterize recombinant proteins and antibodies from mammalian and E. coli expression systems
  • Analyze proteins and antibodies using standard protein characterization methods (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, UV, endotoxin)
  • Analyze and present data in team and project settings
  • Troubleshoot and optimize experiments through data interpretation and identification of novel procedures and techniques
  • Maintain inventory and data records for all proteins generated by lab

Education and/or Experience:
  • Requires a BS/BA degree and 0-2 years practical experience working in a research laboratory
  • Experienced in purifying and characterizing recombinant proteins or antibodies using a variety of purification techniques, including affinity, gel filtration and ion-exchange
  • Familiarity with HPLC and FPLC chromatography systems/software, i.e. AKTA, is desirable
  • Basic experience in biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins and antibodies, such as SDS-PAGE and Western blotting
  • Motivation to learn a variety of methods to meet programmatic goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and rapidly reprioritize work focus to match dynamic project needs
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