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Job title: Research Assistant- Protein Purification and Immunoassay

Job type: Full time

Job Description: Antibodies Incorporated (AI) was founded in 1960 to provide essential products for the growing immunology market. In the years since our founding AI has grown into a 40-acre campus comprised of laboratories, manufacturing and animal care facilities. Our manufacturing group is a partner to many of the world’s leading life sciences companies while our antibody group provides custom antibody services for a diverse clientele including pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as academic researchers. AI also proudly offers an extensive catalog of highly-validated neuroscience antibodies which serve as a valuable resource to neuroscientists worldwide.  

Our campus, located 5 miles west of Davis CA, houses a variety of both large and small animals for antibody production and more recently we have begun offering recombinant antibody development through phage display screening. The protein purification and immunoassay group at AI is well equipped with several Akta FPLC systems, an Octet instrument for highly accurate measurement of antibody concentration and affinity, as well as additional instrumentation for immunoassays and protein characterization.

We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to join our protein purification/immunoassay group. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with protein purification methods (FPLC on Akta systems or gravity flow columns) and some experience with antibody-based assays (e.g. ELISA, Western blot etc.) and protein analysis (e.g. SDS-PAGE).

The use of antibodies as research tools, therapeutic drugs, and as capture reagents in diagnostic assays continues to grow. This position represents a very exciting opportunity to learn the critical technologies used in this expanding industry and become part of our growing company.

As a small company our success depends upon the ability of our employees to adapt to changing project requirements and to anticipate client and marketplace needs. If you are someone who enjoys working on a variety of projects and having the opportunity to innovate and grow a company, AI may well be the place for you!

Requirements: BS in life sciences or equivalent experience. The successful candidate should have some familiarity with protein chemistry and protein analysis and be capable of working independently in a laboratory environment. The candidate must be comfortable with basic data analysis and will be expected to keep accurate records of all work being performed. While this position is considered entry-level, once the candidate has become comfortable with in-house procedures they will be expected to contribute to process improvement where possible.

Preferred experience: Hands-on experience with protein purification methods (FPLC on Akta systems or gravity flow columns) and some experience with antibody-based assays (e.g. ELISA, Western blot etc.) and protein analysis (e.g. SDS-PAGE). Experience working in a GMP environment would be an additional asset.

Benefits: Antibodies Incorporated offers a competitive compensation package that includes comprehensive health and dental insurance and a 401k plan.