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Aerotek Biochemistry Research in Chesterfield, Missouri

Aerotek Scientific is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Biochemist opportunity. This will be a 1st shift M-F position.


This team is a part of the Regulatory Platform- specifically protein science- they conduct protein safety assessments to ensure products are safe before commercialization- supporting or disproving research for lawsuits or just before new products developed by R&D are released to the public.

Activities are split between protein characterization (more analytical) and protein production/expression.

Top three things that will occupy their time: Protein purification from plant and E.coli, antibody screening, protein expression

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and capable of working in a fast paced, timeline driven environment. The candidates primary role will be in protein purification efforts from plant and bacterial systems, therefore strong skills in protein expression, purification and characterization are required. The candidate will be working in a team environment and must have strong communication skills as well. Experience with molecular cloning, antibody screening and immunoaffinity techniques, various chromatography techniques, electrophoresis, and/or enzyme assays techniques are desirable. Experience with large scale protein production processes is a plus but not required. Relevant lab experience, preferably in an in industry environment, is required.


biochemistry, protein purification, protein expression, immunological technique, monoclonal antibody screening

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

M.S with 2+ years of relevant laboratory experience or a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biology or related science.

Would accept a Bachelor's Degreed candidate IF they have protein purification experience- at least 2 years for less education

**Best fit has protein purification with plants and/or E.coli and protein expression demonstrated on the resume

Would like the candidate having hands on experience on monoclonal antibody screening and immunoaffinity chromatography but this is not necessarily a deal breaker- must haves experience wise: PROTEIN PURIFICATION, PROTEIN EXPRESSION- almost all of their work will center around these protein safety assessments so they must have some baseline knowledge in this area and willingness to grow and learn.

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.