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Molecular Biology Research Associate

Employer
iBio
Location
Bryan, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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At iBio, we re growing tomorrow s biologics with our FastPharming® System for high-quality, eco-friendly production of recombinant proteins using plants. At our 130,000 square foot manufacturing facility and headquarters in Bryan, Texas, we combine vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and molecular biology to produce therapeutics, vaccines and products for life science research and bioprocessing. We re putting these capabilities to work for our clients via our array of contract development and manufacturing services, as well as deploying them for the advancement of our own pipeline of therapeutics, vaccines, and products for research & bioprocessing applications. We ve recently expanded our footprint to San Diego where our early-stage drug discovery team is pioneering the next generation of biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancers, as well as fibrotic and infectious diseases.
Just imagine what we can do together! We know extraordinary things happen when individual talent, technology, and a great mission cross paths: the opportunity to create an outstanding team and a world-class company. We are looking to hire exceptional people who have demonstrated track records of success to continue to build a leading biotechnology and development services organization.
Apply now for our Molecular Biology Research Associate position and help bring the power of plants to the biopharmaceutical industry!
MISSION OF THE POSITION
The Molecular Biology Research Associate is expected to assist in the generation of expressions systems including, but not limited to, cloning of expression vectors, plant infiltration, and extraction and yield analysis of recombinant proteins.
This position will perform experiments and interpret results, subject to verification by the Scientist of Molecular Biology, according to applicable SOPs and business/biological deadlines. The Molecular Biology Research Associate will be familiar with cGMP regulations and a subject matter expert in standard molecular biology techniques.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Help construct and analyze accuracy of expression vectors using routine molecular biology techniques
  • Transform bacteria, amplify and isolate expression vectors, and generate plasmid and bacterial clone stocks
  • Prepare media, reagents, culture flasks and bioreactors for the culture of bacteria
  • Run and harvest bacterial cultures
  • Perform infiltration of plant material for the expression of recombinant proteins
  • Clean and autoclave BSL1 biohazard material as required
  • Responsible for the culture of inoculum including agrobacteria in a culture flask and bioreactor format
  • Perform plant infiltration
  • Harvest plant biomass and organize its storage
  • Perform recombinant protein extraction and analyze recombinant protein expression levels
  • Assist in the organization and maintenance of plasmids and bacterial clone stocks
  • Comply with government and company health and safety policies and regulations, especially with respect to biohazardous materials
  • Assist the Lab Manager in maintaining the stock of lab supplies, chemicals, and reagents
  • Assist in the organization of the lab
  • Record the results of technical experiments according to data collection guidelines and policies
  • Assist in creating and updating official documents including, but not limited to, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
  • Knowledge in standard molecular biology techniques including cloning, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, bacteria transformation, DNA isolation and sequence analysis
  • Knowledge of protein characterization techniques including Enzyme- Linked Immuno Assay (ELISA), western blot and SDS-PAGE
  • Skill in documentation and attention to detail
  • Skill in basic computer functions such as word processors, spreadsheets and presentation applications
  • Familiarity with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) regulations for pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Familiarity with protocol writing
  • Collaborative team player
  • Must be able to communicate effectively through oral and written communication
  • Must be able to gather and analyze information skillfully

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Associate degree in Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences or other related discipline required; Bachelor s degree preferred
  • Working experience in general laboratory techniques and laboratory maintenance

Job Type: Full-time
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