The Amyloidosis Center is looking for a bench scientist with experience in biochemistry and molecular biology. This position requires on-site work. Working hours can be flexible and some tasks can be carried out remotely, but we expect that the majority of the time will be spent in the laboratory. We are a multidisciplinary group carrying out basic, translational and clinical research passionate about rare diseases. You will perform mostly routine procedures including cloning, immunoassays, cell culture and protein purification. The Incumbent will process clinical samples and help to lead our archives. She/he will also supply to experimental design and data analysis and help to supervise trainees including undergraduate students. This position is junior but it offers scope for meaningful professional development. We will provide specific training, and the incumbent will have opportunities to learn new skills, gain experience and author publications based on his/her work. This position is funded for one year initially, with the possibility for longer-term employment.
Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry or a related field
Some experience working in a laboratory using one or more of these techniques: Gene cloning, PCR, cell culture, protein expression and purification, Western blots, ELISA
Attention to detail, integrity and an ability to learn new skills
Ability to work in a team and with some independence
Good interpersonal skills including spoken and written English
Basic numeracy and computer proficiency
You will need to calculate dilution factors and molarities, quickly and accurately, every dayDesirable:
Six months or more experience working in a laboratory before or after your undergraduate degree
Experience working in a GLP/GMP environment, or working with clinical samples
Experience of data analysis such as curve fitting and statistical methods
Domain-specific knowledge of protein folding and aggregation, immunology or cancer biology
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 9882
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