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Senior Protein Biochemist

Company: Draper Laboratory
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


The Bioengineering Division is seeking a Senior Research Scientist to join a team developing cutting-edge biotechnological solutions for our Synthetic Biology R&D program area, working in a new and expanded 13,000 square foot BSL-2 laboratory in our Kendall Square location. The ideal candidate will be fluent in protein biochemistry, with background and experience working with various classes of proteins. This technical position requires bench work as well as collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to analyze experimental results, present findings, and brainstorm new ideas. The position also requires teamwork, tenacity and attention to detail. We offer an atmosphere that fosters innovation, a supportive team environment, intellectual freedom and creativity, and an emphasis on career development.



  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related biological science field, with 5+ years of research expertise in protein biochemistry (including mutagenesis, expression, and purification strategies)
  • Experience with troubleshooting and optimizing protein expression, solubility, and stability
  • Expertise with a range of analytical techniques in protein biochemistry
  • Experience in protein modeling and protein structure-function analysis and software
  • Interest in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and willingness to brainstorm in topics outside your area of research
  • Ability to work independently, but as part of a wider team
  • Willingness to mentor both senior and junior research colleagues
  • Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills
  • Interest in writing proposals/grants and participating in the formation of new programs to solve the nation's most challenging problems


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas in proposal/grant formats

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.

Keywords: Draper Laboratory, Cambridge , Senior Protein Biochemist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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