Research Associate

San Carlos, CA

As Nautilus continues to grow and projects continue to expand, there is a need for great researchers who can work in a number of different areas. We are looking to add a dynamic individual to our Probe Development team, specifically focused on antibody discovery and protein science. The successful candidate will work on one project involving antibody discovery using a phage display platform to screen for useful molecules – tasks focus on executing the phage display screening methods - growing phage, screening, isolating DNA, and analytical testing of phage. The candidate will also have a chance to work in Nautilus’s active protein expression and purification laboratory. This group designs proteins, manages protein engineering and mutation, and produces and purifies protein (primarily from E. coli). Previous experience with DNA mutagenesis and sequencing and/or protein purification and chromatography would be valuable.

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Execute phage display and protein production workflows using existing protocols. Also helping to refine and optimize protocols
  • Manage laboratory resources to ensure workflows have the tools they need for successful execution (buffer preparation, phage growth, DNA isolation)
  • Work cross-functionally with other research teams, learning and contributing in different areas
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • College degree with a minimum of 3+ years of laboratory experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organization in a laboratory setting
  • Ability to work in a dynamic research environment with changing and evolving specifications and requirements
  • Ability to learn new skills and rapidly acquire technical excellence
  • Interest in working collaboratively with individual scientists and larger teams
  • Prior experience with DNA mutagenesis, protein production, protein purification, chromatography, moderate-throughput assays, or cell culture are all valuable
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with phage display (or any display method) is a significant plus

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  • 401(k)
  • New Parent Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 100% premiums covered for medical, dental and vision
  • Responsible PTO
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Team Events

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