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US: Senior Research Associate in Biotech

Date: 26-Nov-2013
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Senior Research Associate, Biochemistry/Protein Purification

Responsibilities will include the expression and purification of target proteins from recombinant systems (bacterial,yeast, insect cells) as well as natural sources. The candidate should have familiarity with general protein production and optimization (small and large-scale fermentation) and expression analysis. Hands-on experience and scientific knowledge in protein purification techniques including (extract preparation, inclusion body preparation, clarification, filtration, buffer exchange) and column chromatography (AKTA FPLC operation, ion exchange, gel filtration, affinity, etc.) is essential. Additional skills required for protein analysis include SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, spectrophotometry, quantitation, modification and enzyme assays. Work will be carefully documented in detailed reports.

Candidate must have a BA/BS or MS in life sciences with 2-5 years relevant industrial experience. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. Excellent communication, organization and collaborative skills are vital.

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