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Senior Research Associate, Protein Engineering

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Job Title: Senior Research Associate, Protein Engineering
Location: Johnston, IA, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Senior ResearchAssociate to join our Molecular Engineering group in Johnston, IA to supportthe discovery and optimization of novel plant traits to help feed the world. 

They will use molecular biology and directed evolution techniques to plan,conduct and analyze experiments to support multiple research projects.  Previous experience in phage/yeast surface display(highly desired), robust quantitative binding and biochemical assaydevelopment, PCR, seamless cloning, library construction, recombinant proteinexpression and purification, lab robotics, DNA sequence and data analysis software.Ability to concisely summarize and integrate data working in multifunctionalproject teams. Team player with strong oral, written, and interpersonalcommunication skills. Supports research activity by planning and effectivelyconducting experiments; recording and analyzing data.  Ensures efficient daily operation oflaboratories and maintains good lab notebooks and sample tracking.

  • Conducts experiments involvingphage/yeast surface display.
  • Performs functional evaluation analysissuch as ELISA and Octet based assays.
  • Library construction and screeningusing latest synthetic biology and DNA-shuffling technologies.
  • Designs HTP assays to support leadcandidate identification and functional analysis.
  • Documenting experimental data,presenting hypotheses, experimental results, conclusions and interpretations atcross-functional team meetings.


Senior Research Associate Minimum ofmasters degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or relateddiscipline with a minimum of 2-4 years industry related experience required, or equivalent amounts of relevanteducation and laboratory experience. Familiarity with bioinformatics and sequence analysis software.Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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Job Post Date: 04/02/19
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