Scientist I

Clontech Laboratories, Inc.
Job Location
Mountain View, CA 94043
Job Description

Clontech Laboratories, Inc., is looking for a highly skilled, creative and self-motivated individual with experience in biochemistry and molecular biology to join our talented team of researchers. The successful candidate will have a passion for turning ideas into practical tools and be responsible for the development of the kits for protein purification, manipulation and characterization utilizing Clontech's novel high-capacity membrane based technology.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work in the laboratory to develop of novel methodologies for fast protein purification, manipulation and controlled enzymology.
  • Primary responsibility for experimental design & data analysis, but may work closely with other scientists in R&D, as needed.
  • Help prepare drafts and review technical documents related to product manufacture as well as customer-directed application notes.
  • Serve as functional expert to support sales and technical support representatives - may be required to give presentations to customers.
  • May attend conferences to present data, obtain information on current developments in protein sciences and develop external contacts.


  • Ph.D. in an appropriate field (i.e., Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related discipline) with a focus on protein science with 3+ years of post doctoral experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in protein chemistry, protein engineering, refolding, purification and characterization using various methodologies such as SEC, IEX, Affinity, HIC, LC-MS, CE, HPLC/FPLC, etc.
  • In depth experience of bioconjugation of proteins with fluorescent and other detection probes; understanding of chemical synthesis behind it.
  • Familiarity with enzyme/antibody characterization, quality control, function and stability assays.
  • Hands-on experience with various molecular biology methods such as gene manipulation, cloning and protein expression.
  • Additional experience with technologies characterizing protein-small molecule or protein-protein interactions would be a plus.
  • Solid track record of accomplishments as evidenced by publications in major journals. Independent and self-motivated, with a strong sense of urgency and ability to drive a project to completion under tight deadlines.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks appropriately.
  • Strong interest in technology development and translating scientific ideas into novel applications.
  • Highly effective analytical and problem solving skills, including excellent attention to detail.
  • Collaborative personality with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Clontech Laboratories provides kits, reagents, and services that help researchers explore questions about gene discovery, regulation, and function. As a member of the Takara Bio Group, Clontech is part of a company that holds a leadership position in the global market and is committed to improving the human condition through biotechnology. Clontech's mission is to develop high-quality innovative tools and services to accelerate discovery.

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