Sr. Research Associate - Protein Biochemistry


: $96,403.33 - $171,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join Kite's research team at our
Emeryville, CA, location. Specifically, you will be part of the new Protein Sciences team,
supporting our early pipeline through generation and characterization of critical recombinant
protein tools. You will have a strong background in protein purification and characterization
and will work in a collaborative cross-functional team environment as you help establish our
new on-site protein production capability.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, but are not limited to
- Independently develop methods and strategies for purifying a range of recombinant

- Characterize purity and stability of purified proteins

- Coordinate and prioritize tasks across multiple projects, aligning with molecular biology
and expression functions

- Collect and interpret data to report to project teams and other core functions, and to
generate certificates of analysis

- Maintain, calibrate and operate analytical equipment and instruments

- BS or MS degree in Protein Biochemistry, Structural Biology or related fields

- 3+ years Industry/academic experience in protein purification and characterization

- Experience with Akta chromatography systems and associated software tools required

- Experience with protein characterization using HPLC, SDS-PAGE etc required

- Familiarity with characterizing protein interactions is desirable

- Familiarity with protein conjugation and labeling is also desirable

- Proficiency in the use of software to support data collection and analysis such as

Unicorn, GraphPad Prism, as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word,

- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this
collaborative work environment

- Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

- Strong organizational skills and record-keeping, using ELN and LIMS

- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to adapt to changing priorities



Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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Associated topics: bioengineering, biomedical, bioprocess, enzyme, medical, metabolic, molecular, parenteral, pathogenesis, therapeutic * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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