Analytical Scientist MS&T - Protein Purification


CA-Emeryville, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  448570

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.


The successful candidate will work as part of an exciting Research and Development team to drive the purification and analytical characterization of recombinant proteins and antibodies. This role will require working primarily in a laboratory setting while taking ownership of projects that support Grifols’ long history of diagnostic and therapeutic products.                                                                                            


 Primary responsibilities for role:
•    Develop and execute innovative, lab-scale downstream processing workflows for recombinant proteins and antibodies
•    Lead the characterization of proteins to elucidate functional, quality, and structural information
•    Serve as a Subject Matter Expert to independently design and perform complex experiments, analyze data, and professionally communicate results to key stakeholders and management
•    Make strategic decisions that drive product development efforts from Proof of Concept through Feasibility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•    Expert in recombinant protein purification using affinity, IEX, multi-modal, and SEC chromatography methods and FPLC (i.e., AKTA) instrumentation
•    Skilled with protein characterization technologies (e.g., BLI, DSF, ELISA, HPLC, light scattering, mass spectrometry, SPR, Western Blot)
•    Experienced with protein formulation to resolve protein stability challenges
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Proficiency and experience in protein design and in silico modelling would be highly valued


Minimum six years laboratory experience post PhD


The ideal qualified candidate should have a PhD 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.                                                 



Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Example: If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2

years of experience.                


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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