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Senior Research Scientist - Protein Sciences

Job Code: NEX-001-24

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Research Scientist to lead the protein production group. The candidate will manage the work of protein expression and purification using a variety of cell culture systems. The candidate should have enthusiasm, strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, maturity, team oriented, and strong commitment and motivation. As a team leader, the candidate will play an important role in the drug discovery process by producing and characterizing different target proteins of interest.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • This position is responsible for managing the protein production group developing, planning, and executing research and product development projects
  • This is a laboratory-based position to develop methods of expression, purification and biochemical characterization of protein-based reagents
  • This involves experiments related to design, expression, purification and biochemical characterization of new proteins
  • Prepares experimental procedures (SOPs), maintains laboratory notebooks and prepares procedures, batch/test records
  • Troubleshoots and optimizes experiments
  • Understands, follows, and enforces laboratory safety precautions to ensure compliance with company safety policies
  • Up to 70 % of the day may be spent at a laboratory bench
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD/MS with experience in protein expression, purification and characterization
  • Excellent management, planning, and organizing skills with the ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities and issues of varying complexity, while meeting time-sensitive deadlines and deliverables
  • Strong scientific fundamentals with a protein biochemistry background
  • Leadership skills with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of staff management practices and processes
  • Purify tagged and native proteins using AKTA systems and classic column chromatography (affinity, IEX, gel filtration)
  • Characterize purified proteins using different analytical techniques (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, LC/MS)
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Proven ability to manage and design experiments, troubleshoot, interpret, and report data
  • A highly analytical mind, attention to detail, and organization skills are critical
  • Collaborative and proactive attitude with excellent written and oral communication skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Design bacterial and yeast expression vectors, protein expression
  • Experience with protein expression in insect or other eukaryotic vectors
  • Experience with protein crystallization 
  • Experience with LC/Mass Spec sample preparation and/or data analysis

Nexomics Biosciences a privately-held, biological discovery contract research organization (CRO) whose sole mission is to give our clients high quality samples and data to enable their research. At Nexomics, we give our customers a competitive advantage in the drug discovery process by using experience and ideas developed from large-scale structural genomics research.

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