Fermentation R&D Research Associate in Redwood City, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Position Description:  

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work within Bioprocess Development team focused on supporting analytical and process development activities. The research associate will be part of a dynamic team responsible for bioprocess development, scale up and tech transfer of enzyme product manufacturing.


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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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.

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