Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) at the University of Washington in Seattle is creating a new world of synthetic proteins to address 21st-century challenges in medicine, energy, and technology. The IPD is a unique interdisciplinary environment where world-class researchers with expertise in computing and software, biochemistry, genome sciences, biological structure, pharmacology, immunology and other basic science disciplines, as well as clinical medicine, work together to both computationally design and experimentally characterize novel biomolecules. Current projects include the design of novel therapeutics for cancer, neurological diseases, and more, as well as new vaccines, nanomaterials, and enzymes. For more detailed information about the Institute for Protein Design please see http://www.ipd.uw.edu/.
The UW Institute for Protein Design is seeking to hire a Research Scientist Assistant whose duties will be to provide experimental support for research projects as part of the Translational Science Program. The Research Scientist Assistant will be part of a small team focused on the optimization, expression, purification, and characterization of proteins for both internal investigators as well as external collaborators.
· Main duties will include molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and characterization. · Additional tasks will include preparing research reports on the work performed; helping with general lab support as needed under supervision. · The Research Scientist Assistant will also assist graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research staff with molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and biophysical characterization, and using established experimental protocols.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry or related field plus less than 3 months of experience in related field.
Additional Requirements: · Previous experience or familiarity with molecular biology, protein and purification. · Candidate must have familiarity with office productivity software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to prepare research reports on the work performed. · Candidate must be proficient with sterile laboratory maintenance, and familiar with BSL1 requirements.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS · Previous experience with biophysical methods for protein characterization; previous experience with cloning. · Experience in quality assurance, mass spectrometry, and other biophysical characterization techniques.
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