Research Associate I/II 2018-115

Boulder, CO

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Job Description

SomaLogic is a 200-person privately owned biotechnology company that delivers precise and personalized health insights using its proprietary technology, which measures changes in thousands of different proteins in blood and other biological sample types. We are a dedicated team of science-based colleagues working to maximize health and wellness for people around the world and to build new tools based on our technology that will change the way life science research is done and healthcare is delivered.

We are seeking a talented Research Associate I/II to characterize SOMAmer® reagents (protein affinity reagents comprised of modified ssDNA). You will work in a fast-paced, team-oriented research group testing and documenting the protein binding specificity of SOMAmer reagents. The qualified applicant will contribute to a deeper understanding and more extensive validation of a cutting edge, multiplexed proteomic assay at an exciting local biotechnology company. Exceptional organizational skills and an eagerness to learn are essential for this position. Level will be commensurate with experience.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform SOMAmer binding specificity studies consisting of affinity enrichment of proteins, SDS-PAGE separation, and sample preparation for mass spectrometry analysis
  • Assist with project organization, experiment tracking, and data curation
  • Coordinate sample and data transfer between research and analytical groups
  • Organize and document inventories of SOMAmer and protein reagents

Skills & Requirements

Education

BS or MS degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science from an accredited institution with 0-4 years of work experience in an academic or industrial laboratory research setting

Skills and experience

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment with strict deadlines
  • Molecular biology or biochemistry experience with protein and nucleic acid research techniques desired
  • Experience with protein and/or nucleic acid gel electrophoresis
  • Familiarity with BLAST sequence homology searches is desired
  • Proficiency with scientific instrumentation and basic computer programs (MS Office)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Work Environment:

Work is in typical office and laboratory environments with personal protective equipment use required in the laboratory.