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Associate Scientist

Company: Aerotek
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

Our client is looking for an Associate Scientist/Scientist to help the Structural Biology (X-Ray Crystallography) team support multiple oncology therapeutic programs through generation of protein crystal structures. The role involves protein expression and purification, identification and optimization of crystallization conditions, and routine production and harvest of co-crystals of protein and small molecules. The successful candidate will have the following skills:

* Experience in X-ray Crystallography, Electron Microscopy or NMR lab highly desirable.

Or - protein biochemistry, cell biology lab.

Knowledge of cloning, transformation, expression and purification of proteins in E. coli. - candidate will not be performing these tasks but general understanding of this desirable.

Knowledge of cell culture very useful

* Familiarity with protein handling, characterization and storage (e.g. SEC, affinity chromatography, gels, nanodrop etc.) highly desirable

* Demonstrated ability to follow written protocols and document research progress.

* Experience with growing and harvesting protein crystals highly desirable.

Day-to-day basis:

Initially following protocols generated by Structural Biology team to generate novel protein crystals containing novel oncology drugs

This is relatively simple to lab-experienced scientist, involving operation of diverse lab machinery, microscope use, handling of crystals. Many samples are done in parallel, so detail orientation required.

Highly desirable - candidate who could evolve and improve these protocols and take on ownership of crystal structure

Skills and Qualifications:

X-ray Crystallography

Protein Characterization

Protein Expression

Protein Chemistry / Protein Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Microscopy

FPLC

HPLC

AKTA

SCIENTIST LEVEL CANDIDATES: Must have PhD

ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST LEVEL CANDIDATES: must have master's degree with at least 3 years of experience, or bachelor's with 5 years of experience.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing ® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

Keywords: Aerotek, Redwood City , Associate Scientist, Other , Redwood City, California

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