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Senior Research Associate/Research Specialist Biochemistry and Protein Production/Purification

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

The Calico Biochemistry Group is seeking a motivated and experienced SRA/Research Specialist to join our biochemistry and protein production group. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing a protein expression lab at Calico and should have significant experience with mammalian, insect, and bacterial expression systems. Expertise in construct design and development is also desired. Experience with small scale bioreactors is a plus. The candidate should also have experience in the purification and characterization of recombinant proteins. The candidate is expected to communicate with multi-disciplinary teams on protein production and biochemistry. This position will work both independently to drive technology development, and collaboratively as part of cross-functional research teams.

Position requirements:

  • MS/PhD in biochemistry or related discipline plus 5+ year technical experience
  • Expertise in recombinant protein expression systems including mammalian, insect and bacterial.
  • Technical abilities in construct and vector design are also required.
  • Experience with modern biochemical techniques, protein analytical tools and automated instrument operation is a plus
  • Demonstration of accountability, ability for multi-tasking and attention to details are required
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills are needed for this role
  • Self-motivation with a “can-do” attitude is required for success in a highly effective team
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