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Group Leader, Protein Chemistry

We are looking for an energetic and dynamic hands-on leader with initiative and a collaborative spirit to serve as a Group Leader in our protein chemistry lab. This is a fantastic opportunity to drive antigen/antibody expression, purification, and QA to support various therapeutic biologics programs while providing leadership to our discovery efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and run, in a hand-on way, a Protein Chemistry group to express, purify, and characterize proteins, fusion proteins, antibodies, and bispecific antibodies for the R&D pipeline in both small and large scale amounts
  • Develop and implement analytical techniques to assess therapeutic candidates
  • Perform stability and pre-formulation studies on purified proteins/antibodies
  • Generate and provide protein reagents to other departments in the company and to collaborators
  • Introduce and develop new technologies to drive the production and purification of novel therapeutic candidates
  • Present reports and results internally and externally, including to collaborators and at scientific conferences
  • Help set scientific direction, strategy, and innovation within Discovery

Requirements:

  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry or similar fields
  • 10+ years’ experience in the field
  • Deep understanding of and hands-on experience with various protein production and analytical technologies
  • Previous experience in a biologics development setting preferred
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work within a team
  • Superb organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to take initiative, anticipate problems, and offer solutions
  • Hands on lab management experience
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