Biologist-Protein Expression - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Biologist-Protein Expression

Eli Lilly and Company

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Location:
San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
5/22/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
32731BR
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biologist, Biology, Molecular,

Job Description

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.
 
*Responsibilities  
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.

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.

*Travel Percentage  
0-10%

Requirements

*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.