Senior Scientist, Protein Engineering and Protein Chemistry

Mountain View, CA
Nov 30, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Job Description

Amunix Operating Inc. is seeking a highly-driven and innovative individual to join our Research and Discovery group. The candidate will be responsible for the design,  optimization, and characterization of multi-specific protein therapeutics with use in oncology. He/She must be highly motivated and collaborative to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

Positions Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engineer proteins (with a focus on antibody fragments) to improve folding, stability, optimize binding, and/or increase production yield
  • Perform small to medium throughput purification and characterization
  • Work closely with other team members to evaluate and characterize these proteins in a variety of in vitro and in vivo models
  • Function as a project leader to coordinate efforts, define timelines and deliverables


  • Ph.D. in Biological Science (Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry, Enzymology) or a related field with at least 4 years of post-graduate experience in either an academic or industrial setting
  • Strong scientific background in protein engineering and protein chemistry
  • Hands-on experience with medium throughput protein expression and characterization (Octet or similar)
  • Experience with multiplex assays (binding and/or kinetics) is preferred
  • Ability to think creatively to identify and solve scientific problems
  • Extensive knowledge of the scientific literature
  • The ability to manage multiple projects in parallel, to communicate clearly and effectively and build open and collaborative relationships is essential
  • Ability to effectively work independently and effectively participate in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs and work at the lab bench for extended periods of time

About Amunix

We are a biopharmaceutical company developing highly innovative biotherapeutics with best-in-class therapeutic index. Amunix products are based on our ProTIA (Protease Triggered Immune Activator) and XTEN protein polymer platforms. In addition to our internal pipeline we maintain active collaborations with many top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies (Roche, Celgene, Genentech, Bioverativ/Sanofi). As employee you will be able to:

  • Participate in the discovery of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals
  • Work in a highly collaborative and motivating working environment
  • Receive a comprehensive benefits package, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term/Long Term Disability, matching 401(k) plans, and free daily lunches
  • Receive competitive compensation based on candidate experience

Amunix is located in Mt. View, California. Amunix provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, Amunix complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.