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Associate Scientist
Ref No.: 18-16732
Location: San Diego, California
This is a 6 month contract role.

Work Schedule is Monday through Friday
Typical core hours such as 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Client Enzymes, LLC is seeking an Associate Scientist for the Expression & Technology Development group.

The Associate Scientist will be working under the direction of Scientists and will be responsible for supporting projects related to gene cloning, gene modification, protein expression optimization, strain optimization and associated microbiological support for Client enzyme products.

The successful candidate is expected to complete assigned tasks independently, with minimal supervision.

Skills Required:
  • BS (preferred + 3 years relevant experience) or MS (preferred + 1 year relevant experience or Ph.D with no experience) in Chemical or Biological Engineering, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cellular Biology or related field
  • Must have experience with aseptic technique and manipulation of microorganisms
  • Must have experience with PCR, protein gel electrophoresis and other standard molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with small scale (96-well, 24-well) protein expression, enzymatic assays and DNA/RNA manipulation including extraction/quantitation experience desired
  • Experience with protein expression and production in bacterial, yeast, or fungal systems is a plus
  • Experience with enzyme liquid handling is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and time management skills
  • Must be highly self-motivated and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment