Molecular Biologist

  • location: North Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $30 - $34.72 per hour
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job description

Molecular Biologist

job summary:
  • Company is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the protein biochemistry group.
  • This position will support small molecule drug development within Company's discovery organization.
  • We look forward to welcoming a new team member to help us prosecute novel and challenging protein targets.
 
location: North Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $30.00 - 34.72 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • This growing teams core responsibility is to expression, purify and characterize challenging proteins in support of crystallography, fragment discovery and high throughput biochemical screening.
  • The applicant must have strong hands on laboratory skills in protein purification and characterization for a diverse set of protein classes.
  • Experience with protein characterization techniques such as thermal stability, SDS-PAGE analysis, Western blotting, chromatography and ITC is preferred.
  • Strong experimental design and troubleshooting skills are also required.
  • Additional experience in molecular biology and/or cell culture would be considered beneficial.
  • The applicant must have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as be able to effectively work as part of a dynamic and diverse team.
  • Careful documentation of experimental practices and results will be required.
 
qualifications:
  • Basic:

    • BS in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or related field + 5 years of experience
    • MS in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or related field + 3 years of experience,
    • PhD in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or related field 0-3 years of experience
    • Excellent protein purification and characterization skills
    • Ability to troubleshoot and work independently
    • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Preferred:

    • Good understanding of biophysical protein methods
    • Molecular biology or cell culture experience
    • Cell culture/fermentation experience
  • Key Leadership Competencies:

    • Build strong relationships with peers and across groups to enable higher performance
    • Agilely adapt to new targets and methods
    • Be a strong team member and better the group as a whole
 
skills: Protein Purification
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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