Biologist-Protein Expression

San Diego
April 20 2017
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
The Protein Expression group at the Lilly Biotechnology Center in San Diego is searching for an associate level (Bachelors or Masters) scientist with experience in molecular biology and protein expression. The focus of the work will be to support early drug discovery programs at the Lilly Biotechnology Center through work with mammalian cell based protein expression and generation of both stable and transient mammalian cell lines. In addition, the successful candidate will also have broad knowledge and experience of molecular biology techniques such as cloning, plasmid construction, plasmid DNA preparation and sequence verification.
  • Experience with handling mammalian cells in a tissue culture environment.
  • Ability to perform transfections and maintain cell lines through cryopreservation.
  • Perform cell based assays such as ELISA, FACS analysis, immunocytochemistry.
  • Able to perform basic molecular biology techniques such as cloning, plasmid DNA preparation and characterization.
  • Able to interact closely with the antibody discovery, protein engineering and purification groups in San Diego and Indianapolis.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in biochemical sciences (biology, molecular biology, or similar disciplines).
  • At least 2 years of post-degree relevant academic or industrial experience.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Strong skills of tissue culture, protein expression and molecular biology techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, work planning, data analysis and record keeping skills (with an attention to detail).
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team setting are essential.
  • Master's Degree in biochemical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, or similar disciplines).
  • Additional skills with microbial based protein expression and biochemical/biophysical protein characterization would be considered advantageous.
Additional Information
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.