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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate: Protein Chemistry 130 views

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Chicago, IL

Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.
We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
The Protein Chemistry Research Associate will be an integral part of a
team which will develop filamentous fungi for heterologous protein production. The
successful candidate will have experience purifying and characterizing proteins.
*Target start date Q1 2022

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Purify and characterize proteins, both native and heterologous expressed, to determine similarity to the native protein including post-translational modifications.
  • Conduct bench-top work, together with team analyze and summarize scientific outcomes
  • Execute tasks including assays, protein characterization, regular sample handling, and analytical methods
  • Characterization of secretome and proteome of wild type, engineered and improved strains
  • Working with molecular biology team to develop strategies to engineer filamentous fungi to produce products of interest
  • Working well in teams to develop new technology and products you'd never achieve on your own
  • Position Requirements:

  • BS in Protein Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related technical field.
  • The specific job level offered will depend on qualifications. As guidance, the Research Associate position requires a BS with 2 years of experience. Positions at the Senior Research Associate level require a B.S. degree with 5 years of experience.
  • An innovative mind-set and can-do attitude coupled with an enthusiasm for engineering filamentous fungi for protein production.
  • Basic knowledge of protein structure and function properties
  • Experience in protein purification and structural analysis
  • Experience in quantifying and characterizing heterologous produced proteins is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Attention to details and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a start-up environment
  • Company Benefits:

  • Participation in Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • 100% paid employee benefits
  • Ability to join a company with an aggressive growth trajectory
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