Research Assistant/Associate, Protein Science - Protein Purification

94080, South San Francisco
Nov 05, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Harpoon Therapeutics is a startup clinical stage biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, CA.  We are focused on the development of novel immune cell engaging therapeutics for oncology indications. We are looking for a motivated, flexible, highly-productive individual who seeks to work in a cross-functional collaborative research environment. As an integral member of the Protein Science group, this individual will partner with the New Technologies, Biology Research, and Translational Medicine groups to develop our proprietary platforms. This position is lab based with the successful candidate primarily engaged in protein purification and characterization.

Key Responsibilities

-      Chromatography buffer and sample preparation

  • Execution of multi-step protein purification procedures
  • SDS-PAGE, Spectrophotometry, and HPLC analysis of purified research proteins
  • Materials management and inventory maintenance
  • Maintain records, prepare reports, and make regular presentations to summarize results

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

-      Training in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related field

-      Bachelors and 1-2 years’ relevant experience or Masters with 0-2 years’ relevant experience

-      Familiarity with AKTA/Unicorn chromatography systems

  • Aptitude for learning new techniques, handling diverse tasks concurrently, meeting timelines
  • Affinity for laboratory work, ability to follow directions and perform detail-oriented tasks precisely
  • Ability to work independently or with limited direct supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, strong organizational and interpersonal skills