Technical Associate I, Love Lab
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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE 1, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Love Lab, to work to enable and execute experiments focused on microbial fermentation and interact with a knowledgeable and friendly multidisciplinary team of scientists to implement and maintain standard operations and data records related to this research. Duties will include shake flask and bioreactor fermentation of yeast for biologic drug production, protein quantification following fermentation (SDS PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA), and adaptation of fermentation techniques to an automation platform. The position offers an opportunity to make visible and recognized contributions to scientific research and cross-train in new technical areas.
REQUIRED: B.S. in a relevant scientific field (engineering, chemistry, biochemistry); at least two years’ specialized experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); industrial/academic laboratory experience; experience with yeast fermentation; a background in protein analytical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, Western blot, dot blot, and ELISA; experience with automated liquid handling; excellent analytical, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to multitask and organize multiple experiments and work assignments simultaneously; ability and willingness to work with and maintain technical instruments/equipment; proactive and collaborative approach to work; ability to liaise with investigators and document effective protocols; a commitment producing accurate and reproducibly high-quality work; awareness of basic safety issues and procedures and ability to maintain a safe work environment; and a focus on continued skill building and career development. PREFERRED: M.S. and a prior publication record. Job #18592
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