Research Associate, Protein Expression and Production

  • South San Francisco, CA
  • Full Time
  • R&D

Who we are:

Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.

Position description:

The Calico Biochemistry Group is seeking a motivated and experienced Research Associate to join our biochemistry and protein production group. The successful candidate will assist in protein expression and should have significant experience with mammalian, insect, and bacterial expression systems. Expertise in construct design and development as well as automated plasmid DNA isolation techniques is desired. A working knowledge of protein purification and characterization is a plus. The candidate is expected to communicate with multi-disciplinary teams on construct design and protein production. This position will work both with the expression team to drive technology development, and collaboratively as part of cross-functional research teams.

Position requirements:

  • BS/MS in biochemistry or related discipline plus 5+ year technical experience
  • Expertise in recombinant protein expression systems including mammalian, insect and bacterial
  • Technical abilities in construct and vector design, and DNA purification are required
  • Demonstration of accountability, ability for multi-tasking and attention to details are required
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills are needed for this role
  • Self-motivation with a “can-do” attitude is required for success in a highly effective team
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