Protein Purification Technician II

Enzymatics - A QIAGEN Company
Job Location
Beverly, MA
Job Description


The Protein Purification Technician II performs assigned manufacturing and process development duties in a current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) environment.



Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:

  • Executes development scale purification protocols as directed.
  • Works with standard scientific equipment as described in relevant procedures; AKTA Prime, AKTA Pilot and Purifier with associated Unicorn software, UV spectrophotometer, balances, chromatography columns, PAGE, autoclaves, pH meter, refrigerators, freezers, biohazard safety cabinets.
  • Records results in batch records; required to have meticulous organization and record keeping skills.
  • Prepares buffers and media.
  • Communicates as a team member with other functional groups, via face to face, email and written reports.
  • Assists with investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective action/preventative action (CAPA) implementation.
  • Maintains protein purification batch master program to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Maintains and operates machinery used in manufacturing based on specific procedures.
  • Cleans work area, machinery and equipment and maintains work area in an orderly manner.
  • Stocks lab areas with supplies as needed, inventories supplies and places orders.
  • Keeps up-to-date with required training and development and improve job skills.
  • Interprets operating requirements and monitors gauges and instrumentation.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • 2-5 years related life sciences experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Key Attributes

  • Drive and Determination
  • Demonstrated Scientific “problem solving” skills, translated into consultative selling process where the “win” is for both the client and the company
  • Strong Molecular Biology Applications background
  • 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 success of project and maintain strong relationships within all parts of company
  • Strong communication and presentation skills



  • Bachelor’s degree from four year college or university and/or combination of skills and training
About Our Organization

QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights.

QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows.

QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research).

As of June 30, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,400 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at

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