We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, enthusiastic, productive and independent researcher to join the Early Discovery Biochemistry department. This position will involve basic and applied research in a broad multidisciplinary department that investigates biochemical, molecular and cellular mechanisms of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions and their structure/function relationships. Projects are generally early stage where target validation using a variety of technologies plays an important role. Responsibilities will include careful biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins – especially proteases or other enzymes, generation of peptides and proteins using molecular diversitytechnologies, effective teamwork and presentation of results in departmental and project team meetings. Specific projects will involve collaborative interactions in a multidisciplinary group and across diverse structural biology and biology areas that target proteins and pathways in oncology, immunology, neurobiology, infectious disease or others.
Who You Are
Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular/structural biology, chemistry or related disciplines or an M.S. degree with at least 7+ years of relevant experience. A track record of productivity as evidenced by publications in relevant high quality journals is required. Successful candidates will be highly motivated to work independently on protein engineering projects with significant biological relevance to generate and interpret results using diverse approaches. Proficiency in protein engineering that includes critical thinking and expertise in protein chemistry, structural biology, enzymology, assay development, molecular biology, cell biology and/or phage diversity methods are highly preferred. Strong analytical/quantitative skills are critical and excellent written and oral communication skills are highly desirable.
Job ID: 2968200609