Research Associate I/II, Structural Biology
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 This Research Associate role functions in the Structural Biology team within the Protein Sciences group and supports the characterization of novel enzymes in order to improve activity. The ideal candidate will creatively and energetically contribute to the fundamental research of these enzymes. The new member filling this position will gain direct experience in the cutting-edge gene therapy field and in the biotechnology industry. We are looking for a motivated researcher who loves the thrill of discovery and wants to build the therapeutics of the future.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform laboratory experiments including expression and purification of proteins and protein-nucleic acid complexes 
  • Design and run biochemical/biophysical assays 
  • Perform molecular cloning 
  • Analyze and present results  
  • Maintain a thoroughly-documented laboratory notebook 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or related field is required, Masters degree is preferred. 
  • Industry experience  
  • Wet laboratory experience, particularly bacterial transformation, cloning methods, gel electrophoresis, FPLC, etc. 
  • Familiarity with enzymology principles a plus 
  • Familiarity with programming languages and computational biology a plus 
  • Communication skills (written, verbal, visual) are critical to contribute in this collaborative team environment 
  • Excellent organization skills 
  • Experience using: Microsoft Office, Statistical software (such as Graphpad Prism or R) 

Our Values:

Our values govern the work we do at Arbor, and we’re hoping that they resonate as strongly with you as they do with us! 

  • Astonishingly Connected: The best work happens when we do it together. At Arbor, we believe strong, clear communication is crucial to our success and emboldens collaboration in all of us. 
  • Our People are Gems: And we treat each other as such by celebrating our growth and development. We invest in our team and encourage everyone to have both a learners mindset and a willingness to teach others. 
  • Remarkably Mighty: You'll be intrigued when you take a closer look at Arbor. We approach our work with integrity and thoughtfulness. We are brave, which leads us to take smart risks and make bold discoveries.
  • Authenticity is Encouraged: From eating cheese puffs with chopsticks, to doing cartwheels on our balance beam, we're all about embracing your true self and showing up as you really are. Our differences make us extraordinary.

About Arbor: 

At Arbor, we are discovering, developing and making available to all patients the next-generation of genetic medicines. We are disrupting the field through our proprietary discovery engine to develop a portfolio of differentiated genetic editing and delivery capabilities.  We have an unencumbered portfolio of multiple CRISPR based genetic modifiers that can be tailored to correct the underlying pathology of each genetic disease.  Our pipeline of genetic medicines will focus on bringing cures to all patients with genetic disease. 


We seek highly-motivated individuals with the dedication, integrity, and creative spirit needed to thrive in an innovative company. Working at Arbor offers a unique opportunity that combines the fast pace and growth opportunities of a startup with the intellectual rigor and creativity of academia. Our salaries are competitive, our benefits are generous, and our team is exceptional.


Arbor Biotechnologies is proud to be an inclusive workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.