Scientist

Proteios, LLC - Seattle, WA

Full-time

Description

The Scientist position at Proteios provides a unique opportunity to join a startup company as the lead scientist and influence the future direction of the company. As a spin-out from the University of Washington, Proteios is based on an innovative protein tag technology that has applications in recombinant protein purification, protein chips, immobilized enzymes, biosensors, diagnostics, protein delivery and scale-up for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Proteios is currently operating within the Fluke Hall Incubator facilities on the University of Washington campus. Proteios is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the University of Washington Center for Commercialization (CoMotion) and is currently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with an SBIR Phase I grant. Funding for the Scientist position is limited to the six months grant period, with the expectation that it may be extended if additional funding is obtained. The Scientist will be a key team member working to achieve the grant objectives: 1) demonstrate broad usefulness of Proteios technology, 2) develop site-specific proteases supporting efficient excision of N- and C-terminal affinity tags, and 3) provide custom solutions for small scale purification.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development, optimization, and scale-up / scale-down of a new proprietary affinity purification technology in preparation for commercial launch
  • Support the development of innovative protease-based reagents for affinity tag removal
  • Support the development of high throughput, small-scale, and custom versions of the Proteios purification technology
  • Prepare, assemble, and QC purification kits for customer evaluation and collate feedback
  • Interface with Senior Scientist, industrial partners and academic collaborators

Qualifications:

Required

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline
  • 2+ years experience in an industrial R&D or academic environment
  • Demonstrated experience with protein purification, expression and characterization
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret data
  • Must be comfortable in a startup environment
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication/writing skills

Desired

  • M.S. in Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline
  • Experience in purification processes scale-up and high-throughput technologies

About Proteios:

Proteios is on a mission to provide researchers with access to inexpensive, purified proteins for biological and life science applications by removing the purification bottleneck in recombinant protein production and leveraging innovative breakthroughs in protein engineering and gene editing. The Proteios technology will transform both small-scale protein purification and large-scale purification of biopharmaceuticals, drastically lowering prescription drug costs –the fastest rising component of healthcare. The worldwide focus of pharmacy and biotechnology is now on biopharmaceutical development and production. Proteios will be on the forefront of this revolution.

Proteios is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary