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Research Associate, Biochemistry/Enzyme Engineering

Revel Pharmaceuticals
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Company Summary:

Revel Pharmaceuticals is reimagining how enzymes can be used as therapeutics by developing repair-based approaches to aging - a disease that affects everyone . We are applying our proprietary enzyme discovery and engineering platform to develop novel treatments for patients suffering from aging-associated conditions. Our enzymes will extend human healthspan by repairing damage that accumulates as we age. Revel intends to create a revolution in the development of therapeutic enzymes and we would like your help.

Revel is backed by top investors in the longevity space. Our laboratory and office space is located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco - an emerging hub of the next generation of biotechnology unicorns - and features beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. The vibrant neighborhood features parks, trendy restaurants, brunch cafes, breweries and a climbing gym all within a short walk from our headquarters.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and self-driven Research Associate to join our Enzyme Engineering Team. As an early hire, you will play an integral role in developing the scientific direction and culture of our company. The ideal candidate will be technically savvy with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to devise creative solutions to experimental challenges. This hire will be responsible for assisting with cutting edge enzyme engineering and characterization campaigns and will play a significant role in developing our therapeutic enzymes.

Required Experience and Skills
  • B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
  • Rigorous and detail-oriented experimentalist
  • Technical proficiency with core molecular biology and protein expression and purification techniques
  • Ideally (but not essential) you will have experience with enzymology or protein engineering projects ( e . g ., enzyme assays, substrate profiling, kinetics, point mutations, directed evolution)
  • Ability to work with teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial setting

Core responsibilities
  • Work on one or more in-house enzyme engineering projects
  • Apply directed evolution and rational enzyme design methods
  • Plan and execute assays to characterize novel enzyme activities
  • Record experimental data and communicate results to the team

Benefits and perks
  • Health and dental coverage - we value our teams' well-being
  • Competitive salary - your worth is valued
  • Equity - we want all employees to be a stakeholder
  • 401k plan - we want to facilitate your retirement plans
  • Career development and growth opportunities associated with joining a startup
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Beautiful facility with Bay views
  • Collegial environment where we want to bring out the best in every team member
  • Office perks - we keep you fueled with weekly lunches out and office snacks
  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of a revolution in developing enzyme therapeutics
  • Contribute to alleviating the suffering from a disease that affects everyone

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