Protein Biochemist

| Greater Boulder Area
Protein Biochemist (ADX-18-20)
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
 
The candidate will be responsible for executing recombinant protein production and analysis activities within the Protein Manufacturing group at ArcherDX.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
  • Implementation of protein purification process development screening and optimization experiments, manufacturing operations, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
  • Implement upstream and downstream manufacturing processes to meet user and Quality requirements, including the execution of batch records using Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Some biochemical/analytical characterization will be required, with guidance from the Protein Production Manager.
  • Compile information and results into meaningful formats to ensure content is appropriately represented. This may involve presenting the information to internal clients.
  • Maintain facilities, protein process equipment, and supplies.
  • Prepares stock chemical solutions.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to users of the facility.
  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and prospective users.
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA Security policies and procedures.
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data.
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience operating protein manufacturing, development, and analytical equipment. Specific skills include the ability to operate FPLC purification systems in the context of an SOP, TFF systems in the context of an SOP, and the preparation of protein samples for activity-based biochemical assays, SDS-PAGE, UV-spectroscopy, and other laboratory procedures. 
  • Experience with microbiology and bacterial fermentation would be beneficial. 
  • Experience working in a cGMP/GLP manufacturing setting related to recombinant proteins. 
 
KEY ATTRIBUTES:
  • Solid understanding of protein purification, biochemistry and protein chemistry. 
  • General understanding of microbiology.
  • Drive and determination
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company.
  • Self-starter
    • Driven to perform
    • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction
    • Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry , or Chemical Engineering, or related field.
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Location

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.

Sarah

Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.

Judy

Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.

Aaron

VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The marketing team brings in and drives the voice of our customers across the organization. Each strategic decision we make at ArcherDX is informed by a deep, customer-centric approach, where we use our insights to better understand how we can deliver an exceptional experience and aim to positively impact the lives of the patients we serve!

Ali

Director, Global Marketing

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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