We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate protein chemist to join the Protein Engineering and Modalities group at our company in South San Francisco. Executing on next-generation Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) drug discovery projects, you will select, design, produce and optimize antibodies, antibody fragments and other formats for use with ADCs with enhancing target tissue specificity and therapeutic index. You will be part of a fast-paced and diverse team developing innovative protein therapeutics that will have a direct impact on patient lives.
Cloning, expression, and purification of proteins including antigens, antibodies, antibody fragments and other modalities
Design of expression vectors and cloning constructs
Protein expression in Chinese Hamster Ovaries (CHO), E. coli and with IVTT
Multi-step protein purification including tag-less purification
Functional and biophysical characterization of proteins and conjugates
Conjugation of small molecules and/or peptides to proteins
Minimum Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree with 7 or more years or Master's degree with 4 or more years or Ph.D. with 0 years of professional experience.
Desired Experience and Skills
Strong background in protein expression, protein purification and protein chemistry
Mastery in standard molecular biology and other laboratory techniques related to protein production, characterization, and evaluation
Experience with bioconjugation and characterization of conjugates
Experience within vitro translation/transcription and unnatural amino acid incorporation is a plus
Self-motivated and forward-thinking innovator with an interest in being involved in multiple stages of project progression
Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Who we are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
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