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Research Associate, Purification & Analytics

Purification & Analytics | PORTLAND, OR | Full Time

Job Description

Research Associate, Purification & Analytics 

AbSci is a venture-backed biotechnology company located in a brand new, state-of-the art laboratory in beautiful downtown Vancouver, WA. We are currently seeking a motivated individual with a background in protein biochemistry and purification to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for scientific innovation, exhibit adept technical skills, and be comfortable working in a dynamic startup environment where research targets can change from day to day.

Job Summary: The Research Associate, under direction of established Scientists, will play a significant role in the purification and characterization of proteins expressed using AbSci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform, including the development of novel chromatographic techniques to assess protein quality. Core responsibilities include conducting hands-on research for the development of new protein assays, integrating these assays into standard workflows, and supporting ongoing purification activities.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: 

  • BS or MS degree in a related scientific discipline with a minimum 1-3 years of research experience in an academic or industry environment
  • Hands-on laboratory experience with SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting
  • Experience with HPLC and/or protein purification a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in Excel. Familiarity with other analytical software is a plus.
  • Develops, troubleshoots, and implements new assays with minimal to low level of guidance.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Documents experimental results and maintains an up-to-date electronic lab notebook
  • Observes and complies with all safety standards and procedures