Job Details

  • Title: Associate Scientist
  • Code: RCI-09455
  • Location: North Chicago Illinois (IL) 60064
  • Posted Date: 09/16/2020
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

Job Title: Associate Scientist or Scientist, Protein Biochemistry

  • Client is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the protein biochemistry group.
  • This growing team’s core responsibility is to expression, purify and characterize challenging proteins in support of crystallography, fragment discovery and high throughput biochemical screening.
  • The applicant must have strong hands on laboratory skills in protein purification and characterization for a diverse set of protein classes.
  • Experience with protein characterization techniques such as thermal stability, SDS-PAGE analysis, Western blotting, chromatography and ITC is preferred.
  • Strong experimental design and troubleshooting skills are also required. Additional experience in molecular biology and/or cell culture would be considered beneficial.
  • The applicant must have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as be able to effectively work as part of a dynamic and diverse team.
  • Careful documentation of experimental practices and results will be required.
  • This position will support small molecule drug development within discovery organization.
  • We look forward to welcoming a new team member to help us prosecute novel and challenging protein targets.




  • BS or MS in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or related field
  • Excellent protein purification and characterization skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work independently
  • Good written and oral communication skills


  • Good understanding of biophysical protein methods
  • Molecular biology or cell culture experience

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Build strong relationships with peers and across groups to enable higher performance
  • Agilely adapt to new targets and methods
  • Be a strong team member and better the group as a whole