Research Associate III


CA-Emeryville, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Research & Development
Req Id:  489347

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.


The successful candidate will work as part of an exciting Research and Development team that develops recombinant proteins and antibodies that support Grifols’ long history of diagnostic and therapeutic products. This role will require working as an individual contributor in a laboratory setting to execute experiments that may include molecular biology, recombinant protein expression, protein purification, and protein characterization.

Primary Responsibilities for Role:

  • Independently execute lab-scale microbial expression and downstream processing workflows for recombinant proteins and antibodies
  • Proficiently perform analytical protein assays to elucidate functional, quality, and structural information
  • Significantly contribute to the design and analysis of experimental data
  • Regularly summarize and professionally communicate results to key stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • History of strong technical and hands-on laboratory skills
  • Ability to perform recombinant protein purification methods and use FPLC (i.e., AKTA) instrumentation with affinity, IEX, multi-modal, and SEC chromatography techniques
  • Experience with protein characterization technologies (e.g., BLI, DSF, ELISA, HPLC, light scattering, mass spectrometry, SPR, Western Blot)
  • Understands the fundamental science behind the employed research methods and tools
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Works independently or under minimal supervision to plan and productively execute experiments, and interpret, document, and communicate results



The ideal qualified candidate should have a BS or MS degree in biochemistry, biochemical engineering, biology, chemistry, microbiology, or other relevant life science field. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of ideal requirements and will be considered.



Minimum four years laboratory experience


Occupational Demands:

  • Capable of lifting minimum 20 lb.
  • Expected to work primarily in a research laboratory
  • Expected to be fluent in English—oral and written


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.



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


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