Research Associate I, Biochemistry

Oct 29, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Come join Omeros!

Come join our Discovery Team!

The Research Associate I, Biochemistry performs research in collaboration with others on assigned projects.

Who is Omeros?

Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.

The company's drug product OMIDRIA® (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1% / 0.3% is marketed in the U.S. for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative ocular pain. In the European Union, the European Commission has approved OMIDRIA for use in cataract surgery and other IOL replacement procedures to maintain mydriasis (pupil dilation), prevent miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative eye pain.

Omeros has multiple Phase 3 and Phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on: complement-associated thrombotic microangiopathies; complement-mediated glomerulonephropathies; Huntington's disease and cognitive impairment; and addictive and compulsive disorders. In addition, Omeros has a diverse group of preclinical programs and a proprietary G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and corresponding compounds, a number of which are in preclinical development. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.

Primary Responsibilities:

As the Research Associate I, Biochemistry, your responsibilities include:

  • Perform a variety of routine and non-routine research assignments as supervised by a PhD scientist
  • Conduct routine molecular biology bench work (e.g. recombinant DNA techniques, construct generation and testing)
  • Perform routine eukaryotic cell culture (e.g. cell passaging, viability determination and transfection)
  • Purify recombinant protein samples from cells, using standard lysis and chromatographic techniques and characterization (e.g. SDS-PAGE, Western blotting and thermal shift assays)
  • Keep detailed records of samples, experimental results in lab notebook and digital systems
  • Analyze and summarize data, present at internal meetings, and communicate regularly with managers and coworkers on experiment progress
  • Manage laboratory equipment and consumables
  • Requires a BS degree and a minimum of 0 - 2 years related experience
  • Familiarity with standard protein biochemical and biophysical analytical techniques, with chromatography instrumentation, centrifuge, etc.
  • Knowledge of scientific principals and concepts
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software and Internet search engines
  • Written and verbal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Must have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates.
  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • May encounter prolonged periods of sitting or standing
  • This position requires working around hazardous material
Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000.