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Associate Scientist
Ref No.: 18-20258
Location: San Diego, California
Associate Scientist
San Diego, CA
6+ Month Contract
Work Schedule is Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM​

Client 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

Job description/Principal Responsibilities:
High throughput enzyme screening and enzyme activity characterization assays.
Activity and inhibition kinetics analysis, protein quantitation.
Coordinate technical activities with minimal supervision.
Summarize, analyze and interpret moderately complex analytical data.
Achieve successful completion of deliverables with efficiency and adherence to time constraints.

Bachelors or Masters degree in Biology, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with 2-5 years experience.
Experience with biochemical and enzyme assays and analysis.
Experience with HPLC, SDS-PAGE and analysis.
Experience with protein purification, liquid handling and starch based applications a plus.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and fast paced environment, both independently and in a team setting.
Excellent organization skills and detail oriented.
Excellent communication skills.
Highly motivated and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment.