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Reserach Associate, Protein Biochemistry

Marin Metro Area, CA

Posted: 03/15/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -032019-23954


  • Execution of relevant experiments to support sample testing and development of analytical assays for biologics in development.
  • Development of analytical methods using size exclusion, ion exchange, and reverse phase chromatograms, and capillary electrophoresis.
  • Provide concise and quantitative analysis of data and interpretation of experimental results.
  • Ensure laboratory equipment have current calibration and preventative maintenance documentations.
  • Report progress to the manager on a regular basis on each program.
  • Write up methods, qualification reports, results & share with collaborators and supervisor; present data proactively and regularly in group meetings; communicate plans and results to collaborators and manager iteratively.
  • Catalogue data/reports electronically in an accessible manner for inspections.


Required Skills:

  • Good understanding of protein chemistry, structure, and function
  • Knowledge in standard protein analysis methods (e.g. SEC, IEX, RP-HPLC, and CE)
  • Hand-on experience in protein biochemistry (e.g. SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation)
  • Collaborative skills to work in a cross-functional environment
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and writing skills
  • Proven data analysis, interpretation and scientific communication skills
  • Proven flexibility and execution skills to deliver in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Experience working in a cross-functional environment

Desired Skills:

  • Experienced in the area of mass spectrometry including LC-MS, GC-MS, and MALDI-TOF MS
  • Knowledge of biopharmaceutical development is a plus


Agilent 6495 triple quadrupole and 6550 qTOF LC-MS systems, Agilent Bravo AssayMap and TECAN liquid handling systems, Waters and Agilent HPLC systems, and Beckman CESI 8000 Plus and PA800 capillary electrophoresis system.


Bachelor s degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, or chemistry and at least 2 years of relevant experience, or minimal experience with Masters.

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