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Research Associate/Senior RA, Application Sciences (REQ1920)

Employer
GRO Biosciences
Location
Cambridge, MA
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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GRO Biosciences (GRObio) is hiring a Research Associate (RA) or Senior RA to develop novel protein therapies produced from the company's recoded organism platform. Recoded organisms bear an expanded genetic code and enable GRObio to generate revolutionary products of unprecedented structural and chemical diversity. With the tools at GRObio, you'll be able to propose, develop, and implement completely differentiated solutions to longstanding, critical problems.

GRObio is seeking a motivated team-player and problem-solver to contribute to pre-clinical product development within Application Sciences. Ideal candidates thrive in new areas, can "wear many hats", and will enjoy an outsized impact on the growth of an early-stage company. Regular activities will include planning and carrying out experiments throughout our pipeline, including strain development, biomass generation, protein purification, protein characterization, and bioassays. This position will interface heavily with team members from other groups, including collaborations with automated R&D divisions to realize rich, insightful datasets. There is substantial growth opportunity within the company for the capable candidate.



Responsibilities
  • Contribute in diverse ways to the company's evolving goals
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrixed research environment
  • Generate biomass and purify proteins using a variety of biochemical techniques including affinity chromatography, TFF, FPLC, and HPLC
  • Characterize proteins using biochemical assays such as gel electrophoresis, Western blots, mass spectrometry, ligand binding, and functional assays
  • Diligently record progress in our electronic lab notebook and LIMS systems
  • Clearly communicate strategies and results with the team both in-person and online


Qualifications
  • Flexibility and courage to work in new and unfamiliar areas

Requisite experience
  • MS degree (or BS/BA degree plus at least 1 year of research experience) in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, synthetic biology, systems biology, biological engineering, or related field
  • Laboratory research experience in at least two of the following areas: Molecular biology, Microbiology, Protein purification, Protein characterization, Assay development

Preferred experience
  • Work experience in biotech or pharma
  • Experience in scalable bacterial culture and/or protein purification
  • Familiarity with automation methods and equipment
  • Experience in immunology, cell biology, and/or animal studies
  • Familiarity with protein modeling tools


Interested candidates can apply through LinkedIn or send cover letters and resumes to jobs@GRObio.com with subject "REQ1920".
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