Research Associate, Protein Purification
Job Details
Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN
Full Time

By joining the Bio-Techne team, you will have an impact on future cutting-edge research. Bio-Techne and all of its brands provides high quality tools for researchers to discover answers in Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics.

Position Summary: 

We are seeking a Research Associate for Bio-Techne's Protein Purification department in Minneapolis. Our group supports 5000 different protein products used in academic research, pharmaceutical research, and all facets of biological science including: neurodegenerative diseases, stem cell research, glycobiology, developmental biology, etc.  This individual will collaborate with many different departments to support the manufacturing processes of our products and contribute to the ongoing development of our growing and evolving portfolio. This position provides a potential for growth and career advancements within the company.

Why join Protein Purification at Bio-Techne?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to gain problem solving and troubleshooting experience in a collaborative lab environment. This position also provides continuous learning & development, flexible working hours, and the ability to learn and apply a variety of lab techniques every day.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Purify proteins and enzymes for restock and modify existing protocols.
  • Perform chromatography and SDS-PAGE.
  • Revises protocols after making modifications for process methods. 
  • Follow standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain lab equipment (concentrators, pH meter, columns etc.). 
  • Maintain lab order and cleanliness.
  • Filter and aliquot product for bulk storage.
  • Prepare common buffers and reagents.
  • Improve operation efficiency and contribute to reducing costs.
  • Work with supervisor and manager to facilitate scheduling of projects.
  • Maintain compliance with quality training and documentation.
  • Follow company policies and practices as outlined in the Handbook and follow guidelines regarding safety as outlined in the AWAIR, Chemical Hygiene and Exposure Control manuals in accordance to the job.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-faced environment where multitasking is required.  
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must work well both independently and in a team environment  

Education and Experience: 

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelors or Masters degree in Biochemistry or equivalent degree with experience in protein purification or chromatography.

Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for this position