Kelly Services Research Associate in Seattle, Washington

Key Scientific is seeking a Research Associate to join the Protein Production at a well-known Biotech in the Seattle area! The primary focus of this role will be to purify and analyze recombinant proteins. Successful candidates will demonstrate understanding of basic biochemistry principals and working knowledge of protein purification and analysis. Demonstrated ability to follow protein purification protocols and deliver reagents under specified timelines is required.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Protein purification through use of various affinity resins and conventional ion exchange, reverse-phase, and size-exclusion chromatography.

  • Operation and maintenance of HPLC and FPLC instruments

  • Analysis of purified proteins by SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, analytical HPLC, UV-Vis (SEC, RP, AEX)

  • Derivatization, labeling, cleavage, and related modifications of purified proteins.

  • Routine buffer and sample preparation for use in chromatography settings

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • B.Sc. and 1-3 years of experience in a relevant academic or industry setting

  • Familiarity with principles of chemistry, biochemistry, as well as protein purification method development

  • Experience with preparative- and analytic-scale chromatography systems. (AKTA and Agilent preferred)

  • Demonstrated scientific productivity, and ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting.

  • Outstanding written, visual, and oral communication skills.

Preferred Skills

  • Accurate and timely reporting of scientific data via lab notebook

  • Experience with Chromatography software (Unicorn, Chemstation) is a plus

  • Familiarity with principles guiding protein purification and analysis

  • Familiarity protein refolding is a plus

  • Experience with mammalian expression systems is a plus

  • Ability to contribute to the design of recombinant proteins is a plus.

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