San Carlos, California

Platform Research Associate

San Carlos, CA

Temp to Hire


Our client's mission is to improve human health by making it far easier to design advanced, next-generation antibody therapeutics. They have integrated a wet lab for high-speed characterization with machine learning technologies to guide the search for better antibodies. They are applying these design capabilities to develop new generations of safer and more effective treatments for patients suffering from today s most challenging diseases.

They are seeking a self-motivated individual for a Platform Technician role to operate their high-throughput, automated platform for producing and characterizing antibodies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute experiments to produce, purify, and characterize antibodies on the novel platform.
  • Follow all laboratory protocols and promptly communicate results and difficulties.
  • Keep a detailed record of all experiments.
  • Work with the automation team to enable smooth platform operations.
  • Ensure all lab and platform operations run efficiently including maintaining inventory and equipment.
  • Collaborate closely with team members to identify, design, and implement critical improvements to laboratory systems to enable higher throughput and efficiency.
  • Nice-to-haves include experience working with antibodies, experience using cell-free protein extracts, excitement to work with software tools.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Undergraduate or Masters degree in biological sciences; 1+ years of industry experience preferred
  • Strongly self-motivated individual with attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience in protein expression, purification and characterization in an academic or industry setting, including basic knowledge of protein purification and characterization techniques e.g. SDS-PAGE, ELISA, etc.
  • Driven, team-oriented, excited to work in a dynamic start up environment with an opportunity to publish, and have a strong desire to learn

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San Carlos, California

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