Research Associate/Sr Research Associate – Biochemistry

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a talented and highly-motivated Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to join our collaborative discovery team to support small-molecule hit discovery using Biodesy’s proprietary technology for measuring protein structural changes. As a part of the team, they will play a central role in generating protein reagents, developing biochemical and biophysical assays and executing small-molecule screen for therapeutic targets. To join the dynamic, fast-paced, and venture-funded biotech team, the successful candidate will have a strong background in biochemistry with a demonstrated track record of success in protein biochemistry and assay development. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, organized, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with the team, the S/RA will plan, develop and execute relevant assays to monitor structural changes in protein conformations
  • Design, develop and execute biochemical and biophysical screening assays including data analysis and interpretation
  • Optimize screening assays to enable high-throughput screening (HTS)
  • Support compound screening using Biodesy’s proprietary technology
  • Express, purify and label proteins to support screening assays
  • Communicate findings to the team including scientific presentations to the whole company

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BS or MS in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology or a related discipline is required. Prior experience in lab setting is required. 2 years of industry experience for RA and 5+ years for Sr RA is required (level and compensation commensurate with experience)
  • Prior experience in developing and running biochemical or biophysical plate-based assays (e.g., fluorescence or bioluminescence assays)
  • Experience with recombinant protein expression and purification from E. coli
  • Prior experience in small-molecule screening including familiarity with liquid handlers is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present key data, issues and accomplishments to other members of the team
  • Good fit with Biodesy culture and values of highly collaborative, team-oriented work

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Full time employee at Biodesy, Inc.
  • Located in South SF
  • Please submit resume or CVs to careers@biodesy.com