Biochemist - Intermediate

Industry

Science and Research

Advert ID

USA_443737

Location

Chesterfield

Job Type

Contract

Hours

Full-Time

Salary Range

No. of Openings

1

Branch Information

Saint Louis, MO - (USA) 622 Emerson Road Suite 110 MO Creve Coeur , MO - 63141 Phone : 314-721-2152

ContactNumber

314-721-2152

Job Description

Description:

Evaluates the physical properties of various living organisms in order to investigate their applications to medicine and other industries. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.



Job Description:

Client is seeking to fill a contract position in the Biochemistry and Biophysics team in Protein Sciences. Our team supports the Biotech product development pipeline and product stewardship by providing biophysical and functional characterization of proteins, development of new protein functional assays, biochemical characterization of insects and insect resistance mechanisms, and mode of action studies of insecticidal and other lead pipeline proteins. The team is also responsible for insect proteomics as well as discovery and verification of protein identity through mass spectrometry. This position will be assay development-centric and we are looking for a highly motivated candidate who has a strong academic background in the biological sciences.

Required Education and Skills:



* Minimum of a M.S. in biochemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline with academic or industry experience; Ph.D. level scientists are also encouraged to apply

* Experience in protein biochemistry, biophysical characterization of proteins and mass spectrometry

* Excellent experimental design, communication, organizational skills and great work ethic

* Capable of learning new concepts and techniques at a rapid rate

* A strong academic background in either biology or biochemistry with basic laboratory skills



Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Conduct routine LC-MS/MS experiments based on established protocols

* Involved in general instrument maintenance

* Involved in protein expression, purification, modification via chemical conjugation, QC and biophysical and functional characterization of proteins

* Develop new protein functional assays, biochemical characterization of insects and insect resistance mechanisms, and mode of action studies of insecticidal proteins

* Review literature for technical support and consult with colleagues for advice on issues

* Recognize unexpected problems and readily communicate with supervisor to address issue



Apply online OR email your resume to Jennifer.johnson@manpower.com