Postdoctoral Research Scientist


CA-Emeryville, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Research & Development
Req Id:  481931

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


Postdoctoral Scientist I will perform research, working collaboratively with other scientific team members to advance early research and high-risk projects through proof-of-concept.  The Postdoctoral Scientist is expected to independently plan and drive projects, design and conduct experiments, maintain proper documentation, and effectively communicate within the onsite research team, across Grifols’ sites and research groups, and within the scientific community. Project emphasis will be on proteomics, isolating protein-protein complexes, protein and antigen design, and monoclonal antibody discovery to develop new assays to support Grifols partners.                                                                                   


 Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Works collaboratively and productively as part of a team highlighting their individual contributions but also advancing the larger project scope. Includes working effectively with small core team and with functional teams within the larger research organization
  • Provides regular updates to overseeing scientist(s) and other postdocs on status of experiments and studies
  • Plans multifaceted projects and incorporates multiple experimental approaches appropriately
  • Sources and interprets literature, runs database searches, plans and designs experimental studies, executes and refines experiments, interprets and communicates findings
  • Presents research results to colleagues at scientific meetings, publishes scientific manuscripts, and contributes to creation of Intellectual Property.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook, complies with data integrity policies, and assists with maintaining laboratory in a ready and operational state




Additional Responsibilities:

May supervise interns or lower level lab technicians as needed.                                                                                                                                                                      


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with proteomic analysis and/or PBMCs a plus. Working knowledge of molecular biology, protein design, biochemistry (purification of soluble and membrane proteins), protein characterization (DLS/MALS, HPLC, DSF, affinity and kinetic analysis, etc.), mass spectrometry, microscopy, monoclonal antibody discovery, and assay development including ELISA. Trained in handling biohazardous and infectious samples. Exercises judgement and initiative in making project decisions. Creativity and originality in experimental work is expected. Clear oral, verbal, and written communication is required.  Excellent interpersonal skills.




 Recently finished (< 1 year) or near completing (<3 months remaining) doctoral degree (PhD, MD or other) in applicable science, engineering, or medical field.                                                        


0-2 years of experience in experimental laboratory                                                                                                           


Occupational Demands:

  • May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 25 pounds in weight, and/or lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 10 pounds in weight frequently or continuously.


EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Emeryville:USEMV - Emeryville CA-Headquarters 


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