Scientist, Downstream Processing

Curie Co

Durham, NC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 05/12/2021
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  • Company Address: 101 Ave of the Americas Lab 307-A, New York, NY, 10013

About Curie Co

Curie Co is a life science company that engineers enzymes and marine biomaterials to replace harmful and banned chemicals.

Job Description

Curie Co uses the power of biotechnology to replace petrochemicals in everyday products, with more sustainable, engineered enzymes. We’re looking for team members passionate about achieving this mission and contributing to the biomanufacturing revolution. Individuals with exceptional multitasking skills, attention to detail, and self-motivated with the ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Excellent relational, communication, and presentation skills are highly regarded to help continue to foster a collaborative and learning environment.

Main Responsibilities:

    • Develop processes for the purification of recombinant proteins and enzymes expressed in microbial hosts (e.g., bacteria or yeast)
    • Implement and execute the purification of recombinant proteins
    • Participate and advise in the development of final product specifications
    • Support development of unit operations at the bench -scale (1-20L) such as, centrifugation, homogenization, crystallization, ultra-filtration, depth filtration, ion exchange and preparative chromatography
    • Coordinate CMO technology transfer


    • PhD with 0 to 3 years industry experience.
    • Sound understanding of protein biochemistry (protein folding, degradation, aggregation, etc)
    • Development of protein formulations
    • Recombinant protein expression in microbial hosts
    • Direct hands-on experience with lab scale protein purification (preparative chromatography, centrifugation, homogenization, micro filtration, ultra-filtration, etc. )

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