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Research Scientist, Protein Engineering

Company: Manus Biosynthesis
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Manus Bio is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. We use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. We are seeking a motivated individual for a research scientist position that will specialize in enzyme engineering. This person will be expected to tackle a variety of challenges as an integral part of Manus Bio's R&D team. - -Why work at Manus Bio: -Opportunity -- For motivated, results-oriented team members, our growth creates opportunities for personal and professional advancement.

  • Accountability -- You are given the resources you need to succeed and the freedom to make it happen; in return, we hold each other accountable for our high expectations.
  • Passion -- We love what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on the cutting edge.Responsibilities:
    • Design, construct, and test expression and activity of enzymes in a variety of assays
    • Build and screen libraries of enzyme variants
    • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to implement experimental plans and achieve project goals
    • Communicate results of experiments with colleagues -Required Qualifications:
      • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field
      • Proficiency in molecular biology -skills, including primer design, cloning, and PCR.
      • Experience with protein variant design and constructionPreferred Qualifications:
        • Experience with -Yarrowia lipolytica, -S. cerevisiae, and/or other yeasts
        • Experience with assay development or enzyme kinetics
        • Experience with microbial fermentation
        • Experience with analytical instrumentation (LC-MS, GC-MS/FID, HPLC) -Preferred Working Style:
          • Must be very well-organized and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
          • Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarity.
          • Must be flexible with day-to-day duties and able to thrive in a start-up environment.
          • Must be an excellent team member with strong communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively.
          • Must hold themselves to the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards. -

Keywords: Manus Biosynthesis, Cambridge , Research Scientist, Protein Engineering, Engineering , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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