Biochemical Engineer

Modern Meadow

Nutley, NJ, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 06/01/2021
  • Website: modernmeadow.com
  • Company Address: 140 58th Street, Building A, Brooklyn, NY, 11220

About Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow is pioneering a new age of biologically advanced materials. The company harnesses the power of design, biology, and materials science to produce the world’s first biofabricated materials that are animal-free and incur less harm to the environment.

Job Description

Here at Modern Meadow we are harnessing the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce biofabricated materials. Applying the latest tools of biotechnology, we are creating a new type of materials company.  As we continue to grow, we are seeking to hire a bench level Scientist with expertise in protein purification and characterization.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within the biochemistry team to develop, and optimize downstream recovery and purification processes using a strong fundamental understanding of process and protein fundamentals.
  • Independently, identify and develop procedures for purification of proteins from various organisms using a variety of methods, while continuously considering process scalability.
  • Characterize proteins using a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques to improve recovery and purification processes by leveraging better understanding of relevant protein properties.
  • Enjoys working at the bench for majority of the time and able to communicate scientific findings within cross-functional team meetings.
  • Collaborate with the bioprocess engineering team to implement and scale-up the developed purification processes.
  • Provide mentorship and knowledge to junior scientists and research associates and help them in developing and achieving project as well as career goals. 

Requirements:

  • Strong scientific background in protein purification and characterization with hands-on laboratory experience in the biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins is required.
  • Goal-oriented, highly adaptable and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment is required.
  • Ability to think outside the box with regards to protein purification and provide innovative solutions towards solving complex purification, process and scaleup problems.
  • Must have extensive experience with protein purification on column (SEC, IEC, HIC, Affinity etc.) as well as unconventional methods such as Aqueous Two-Phase Systems.
  • Must have expertise in AKTA and similar purification systems. 
  • Is knowledgeable and has a good understanding of protein engineering and enzymology concepts, so that she/he is able to effectively work with our experts in those fields.
  • Familiarity with high-throughput protein purification is a plus.
  • Experience with process scale-up is a plus.

Education Requirements:  

  • A PhD in Bioprocess Engineering/Biochemical Engineering with a focus on protein process development. 
  • A PhD in Biochemistry/Biophysics, with proven experience in process development (with relevant industry experience). 
  • Or related fields with relevant experience. 

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