Scientist, Protein Chemistry

Posted: June 19, 2020

JUST is looking for a highly motivated, hands-on Scientist to be a part of our Protein and Analytical Chemistry team. You will play a key role in our ongoing product development and research projects, working closely with other departments in R&D. This position will primarily be responsible for protein characterization and method development of protein analyses to support our current products and to assist in the development of new products. 

[**Responsibilities **]

  • Perform analysis and characterization of proteins and protein mixtures 

  • Develop, validate, and document protein assays and methods of analysis 

  • Manage the maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation in the protein chemistry lab 

  • Work cross-functionally with Analytical Chemistry, Food Science, and Process Science teams  

  • Maintain a safe and organized lab environment 

  • Summarize and report data and method development efforts and present work in collaborative meetings with other R&D groups 

  • Always conduct work in a safe manner, consistent with best practices in laboratory safety and environmental stewardship guidelines 

  • Perform additional laboratory duties as required to support R&D and company projects 

[**About You **]

**Education & Experience **

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related field with 0-2 years experience, MS with 6+ years experience, or BS with 8+ years experience 

  • Strong background in biochemical and biophysical characterizations of proteins (3+ years) 

  • 2+ years experience in protein purification/separation and characterization  

  • Experience with enzymology and kinetics a plus 

**Skills & Qualifications **

  • Knowledge of or experience with a variety of analytical techniques for protein characterization including HPLC, FTIR, DLS, DSC, and CD 

  • FPLC (GE AKTA), gel electrophoresis, UV/Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy  

  • Programming experience for data analysis using Jupyter notebooks, Python scripts and/or R scripts a plus 

  • Strong critical thinking, time management and organizational skills 

  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to maintain accurate records, and an affinity for troubleshooting 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work effectively and collaboratively with cross-functional organization 

  • Ability to pass a standard background check 

[**Additional Information & Requirements **]

This is a regular full-time position based out of our Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

JUST participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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