Scientist (I/II/Sr) - Assay Development and Testing
Arzeda, The Protein Design Company(TM) is seeking a creative and highly skilled enzyme engineer with a passion to identify and bring to market enzymes for novel reactions. Arzeda is a world-leader in protein design and synthetic biology. Leveraging our core expertise in structured-based computational protein design, machine learning and high-throughput testing, we design novel proteins and bio-catalytic processes for the sustainable production of performance ingredients and materials. A deep tech, mission-driven company, we are passionate about our mission to design novel proteins and products that enhance our lives and protect our planet.
The successful candidate will play a critical role in the continued development of our enzyme engineering platform at Arzeda to rapidly screen and optimize enzyme functions. They will be responsible for:
- Developing optimized conditions for robust HT enzyme assays
- Implementing miniaturized, reliable enzyme assays
- Perform HT enzyme preparation and assays
- Working with automation and database/LIMS experts, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the implementation of robust and HT enzyme preparation and assay as well as data analysis workflows.
- Working closely with and training associate scientists and technicians to develop, optimize and perform laboratory SOPs.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or a related field with at least 4 years of relevant industry experience. This position requires a deep knowledge of enzymology, including enzyme kinetics, protein characterization, analytical biochemistry, and HT-assay development and troubleshooting. Familiarity with automation or semi-automated instrumentation is a plus. The candidate must be comfortable presenting and synthesizing experimental results to draw solid conclusions and recommendations with a focus on producing high quality work. The candidate must be self-motivated with a positive work-ethic, pay attention to detail, safety and good lab practice, and willing to work in a small, fun, result-focused environment. The candidate must have excellent teamwork, communication, time management and organization skills. Finally, Arzeda seeks and greatly values a strong desire to learn, innovate and be continuously challenged.
For further information about this position and to apply please send your CV and a cover letter to jobs[at]arzeda.com.
Arzeda Corp. (www.arzeda.com) is an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity and inclusion in the workspace.