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Research Associate

Company: Syntiron, LLC
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Syntiron seeks a motivated Research Associate to join our vaccine research and development team in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Join a research team working to combat antimicrobial resistant bacteria by discovering and developing novel protein vaccines for humans. The individual fulfilling this full-time opportunity supports research activities for multiple project teams by performing a variety of biotechnology assays and laboratory functions. The individual will prioritize tasks, work with colleagues and perform assays in order to provide data/results to advance vaccine development in the areas of immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry. It is anticipated that the individual will be a specialist in one of these areas, and will be cross-trained in other disciplines related to vaccine development. The candidate is expected to rapidly acquire new skills and techniques to apply to current assignments and transfer knowledge by training other team members. The candidate will work in such a way as to support the Syntiron core values: Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity, Excellence, and Employee Well-Being.Experience/Educational Requirements:4+ years of experience conducting research in a biotechnology, microbiology or immunology-focused laboratory BS or BA Degree or Diploma in Biological Sciences or a specific biology disciplineTechnical Skills & Qualities REQUIRED:Familiarity with general laboratory techniques such as pipetting, plating cultures, gram staining, serial dilutions, aseptic technique, mammalian cell culture and proper decontamination proceduresFamiliarity with molecular biology assays such as PCR, qPCR/gene expression, cloning, DNA sequencing, DNA gels Familiarity with immunology assays such as ELISA, ELISPOT, flow cytometryProject management skills enabling coordination of projects spanning several months; ability to track progress toward goals and resolve conflicting priorities across projectsStrong written and oral communication skills Proper documentation and storage of experimental resultsExcellent troubleshooting skills with an ability to analyze technical issues and provide effective solutionsCapable of multitasking on multiple projectsComfortable working with research animalsA collaborative team member, enthusiasm for researching new solutions and solving problems in a timely mannerTechnical Skills & Experience PREFERRED:Protein biochemistry assays, such as protein purification (including chromatography), SDS-PAGE, western blot, endotoxin detection or BCA protein concentrationExperience working in a Biosafety Level 2 environmentExperience with handling of research animalsExperience developing and implementing controlled documents and Standard Operating Procedures Experience developing and implementing training programs, procedures and documentationA Commitment to Syntiron's Core Values:Innovation: Creativity and risk-taking fuels our success.Collaboration: We work as a team to support our people, our projects, and our partnerships.Integrity: We act in an honest, trustworthy and ethical manner.Excellence: We deliver the best results for science and people.Employee well-being: We care for and invest in our greatest resource - our employees!Syntiron provides the opportunity to work on a variety of abitious projects in a collaborative small team environment with other skilled and educated professionals. We are located in the University Enterprise Laboratories in Saint Paul, MN, adjacent to the Light Rail Green Line in the vibrant Prospect Park/University neighborhood. PI183177995

Keywords: Syntiron, LLC, St. Paul , Research Associate, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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