Lab Research Analyst I, Human Vaccine Institute
Division of Structural Biology
We are seeking a qualified and talented Research Analyst I to support operations in the Division of Structural Biology. The primary overall responsibility of the position will be to support protein expression and purification for structural studies, and to assist in the management of the lab.
- Perform the expression of proteins in commonly used systems (E coli, insect, mammalian).
- Perform purifications that involve typical methodologies (IEX, SEC) and may occasionally involve the generation of specialized media for affinity chromatography.
- Assist in managing laboratory space by keeping a well-stocked inventory and maintaining equipment.
- Maintain laboratory notebook and other documentation in an orderly and accurate fashion for tracking work progress, experiments, and results.
- Manage biological and chemical hazards in the lab -- MSDS's, chemical inventories, waste disposal, autoclaving, etc. as required.
- Provide a summary of written work updates and plans each week.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator and laboratory leadership.
Education, Skills, & Experience Requirements:
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline, health or physical sciences or a related filed; Master’s degree is a plus.
- Minimum two years of relevant research experience.
- Experience in protein expression and purification.
- Experience in macromolecular crystallography and/or cryo-EM desired, but not required.
- Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
1888 LAB RESEARCH ANALYST I
Job Family Level
Full Time / Part Time
Regular / Temporary
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Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or other directly related scientific field.
Work requires two years of research experience. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two year master's degree in lieu of two years of experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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