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Lab Tech- Protein

Maryland, Gaithersburg, 20877 Gaithersburg USA

Job#: 1224622

Job Description: We are searching for a Lab Tech (Protein) to join a growing biotech company in Gaithersburg, MD!

Title: Lab Tech (Protein)

Location: Gaithersburg, MD (on-site)

Type: 6 Month Contract to Hire


Collaboratively work with members of the Quality Control and Polymer groups to support the design, expression, and purification of proteins for downstream studies. Aid in R&D projects to reach key deliverables.

  • Protein expression and purification (under the supervision of the Senior Scientist) for downstream biochemical and biophysical analysis
  • Use molecular biology/cloning techniques to design protein constructs which result in efficient purification schemes of membrane proteins
  • Prepare necessary raw materials in laboratory processes e.g., buffers, solvents, media, etc.
  • Perform pilot / microscale experiments to find conditions to improve protein expression, stability, and yield with downstream processes in mind
  • Perform robust data analysis of data from lab experiments and being responsible for documentation and reporting of technical progress and results in detail
  • Collaboratively work with team members within the Protein group and from other groups within the R&D division to provide research plans, perform and analyze additional experiments, and present the results to the department and / or the R&D team.
  • Be accountable for project deliverables and communicate status and other related information to management and project team members.
  • Be focused on details and efficiency in the laboratory as well as having an interdisciplinary approach to the tasks at hand while exercising good laboratory practice.
  • BS or MS degree in Biochemistry
  • 1-2 years of experience working in an industry bio-technology research laboratory
  • Knowledge and experience with protein expression systems and aseptic techniques
  • Experience with a wide range of analytical tools and techniques for use in a laboratory, incl. FPLC, HPLC, Stopped-Flow, DLS, microscopy
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