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The fields of research for this position are protein engineering, purification and characterization. For more detailed information about the Institute for Protein Design please see http://www.ipd.uw.edu/
About the Institute for Protein Design:
The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) at the University of Washington in Seattle is creating a new world of synthetic proteins to address 21st-century challenges in medicine, energy, and technology. The IPD is a unique interdisciplinary environment where world-class researchers with expertise in computing and software, biochemistry, genome sciences, biological structure, pharmacology, immunology and other basic science disciplines, as well as clinical medicine, work together to both computationally design and experimentally characterize novel biomolecules. Current projects include the design of novel therapeutics for cancer, neurological diseases, and more, as well as new vaccines, nanomaterials, and enzymes.
The UW Institute for Protein Design currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer Assistant whose duties will be to provide experimental support for research projects as part of the Translational Science Program. The Research Scientist/Engineer will be part of a small team focused on the optimization, synthesis, purification, and characterization of peptides for both internal investigators as well as external collaborators.
Main duties will include synthesis, purification, assembly, and characterization of designed peptides. Additional tasks will include helping with general lab support as needed under supervision. Experience in quality assurance, mass spectrometry, and other biophysical characterization techniques is optional.
Candidate must have familiarity with office productivity software (Word, Powerpoint, Excell) to prepare research reports for on the work performed. Candidate must be proficient with sterile laboratory maintenance, and familiar with BSL1 requirements. Candidate will assist graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research staff with molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and biophysical characterization, and using established experimental protocols.
Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry or related field + less than 3 months of experience in related area.
Previous experience or familiarity with organic chemistry and peptide synthesis.
Previous experience with biophysical methods for protein/peptide characterization
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