Associate Scientist, Molecular Biologist/Protein Bioengineer  

Just - Evotec Biologics
Seattle, Washington
Oct 12, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Organization Type
Just.Bio is seeking a motivated and creative Associate Scientist, who desires a significant opportunity to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. We are looking for a member to join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary group to support molecular design and antibody discovery for low-cost biotherapeutic manufacturing. The successful candidates will have some experience in one or more of molecular biology, protein expression, protein biochemistry, cell culture, or bioinformatics. Experience with high throughput methodologies, robot utilization, programming, and computational biology is a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and work well independently and in teams. This position may include the opportunity to rotate through different functional areas to gain experience in different techniques and disciplines.

Examples of Potential Responsibilities:
  • Design, assemble, purify and sequence expression vectors for mammalian, yeast, and E. coli protein reagents and biotherapeutics
  • Perform prokaryotic and eukaryotic transfection methodologies, monitor progress and analyze results
  • Utilize high-throughput instrumentation and methods to generate data for the Data Science team
  • Utilize LIMS, bioinformatics, statistical software and computational platforms to register, analyze, and design molecular entities
  • Work with members across functions on technology development to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency, speed, and capacity of molecular design, modeling, and biotherapeutic candidate development

  • BS/MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or related field and 0-3 years experience
  • Experience or coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, protein bioengineering, and/or cell physiology
  • Excellent experimental design and analysis skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools such as DNA and protein sequence analysis

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Geneious, VectorNTI, Ugene, or similar software
  • Laboratory experience with high-throughput vector assembly methodologies, DNA sequencing (Sanger and Next-gen), and plasmid purification
  • Laboratory experience with electrophoresis and chromatography methods
  • Laboratory experience with mammalian protein expression
  • Laboratory experience with protein library generation and screening
  • Experience programming and using liquid handling robots
  • Experience with data analysis, R, python and ELNs

About Just.Bio

Established in 2014, Just Biotherapeutics, Inc. was acquired by Evotec SE in 2019. Just.Bio, an Evotec company, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Our focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Learn more at .