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Senior Scientist - Protein Engineering

Company: Bevov
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Role Description We are seeking a skilled and experienced Synthetic Biologist or Protein Engineer to join our client's R&D team. The Senior Scientist will be responsible for leading, managing, and executing complex R&D initiatives involving synthetic biology, protein engineering, antibody engineering, and machine learning. The Senior Scientist will act as the primary scientific lead for multiple high-priority external partnerships and collaborations. From a technical perspective, the role will largely involve designing and building yeast surface display libraries, performing and monitoring experimental assays, analyzing next-generation sequencing data, and presenting results internally and externally. The ideal candidate will have impeccable communication and organizational skills, allowing them to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. To be successful in this role, candidates must be ambitious, detail-oriented, and comfortable in a rapidly growing and highly dynamic biotech start-up environment. Responsibilities Lead, design, manage and execute internal and external R&D programs aimed at discovering and optimizing therapeuticsLead and participate in discussions to determine R&D strategy and define project specifications with external partners and collaboratorsCollaborate closely with the Computational Biology Team to analyze massive protein-protein interaction datasets while addressing key research questionsIndependently author detailed, accurate, and accessible documentation of experiments and dataPresent scientific findings to the internal team and to external partnersTransfer developed and optimized processes to the Production Team, assist with troubleshooting, and write and revise process documentationMentor, train, and manage junior members of the R&D and Production TeamsStay current with scientific literature and present to the team on relevant topics Qualifications Required Ph.D. in Life/Chemical/Physical/Engineering Sciences and 5+ years of post-doctoral or industry experienceImpressive technical track record at top-tier academic institutions or companiesSynthetic biology experience and strong molecular biology skillsExperience with DNA encoded libraries (yeast/phage display, yeast-two-hybrid, etc.)Self-motivation, intellectual curiosity, and excitement to carry out interdisciplinary research involving complex experimental and bioinformatics pipelinesStrong written and oral communication skillsStrong organizational skills Preferred Experience in the role of scientific lead or PI on complex research projectsStrong statistics and data science skills in Python (Pandas, Matplotlib, SciPy)Experience with protein engineering, antibody engineering, and drug discoveryTechnical proficiency with at least 1 macromolecular modeling suite, preferably RosettaFamiliarity with next-generation sequencing platforms, including sample preparation and analysis for Illumina and Oxford Nanopore

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