Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Scientist Post

Prosetta Bioconformatics Pvt. Ltd.
#67B, Near Infosys
Hootagalli Industrial Area
Mysore 570018

PBPL is seeking a talented individual to join our scientific team at Mysore facility to further our protein expression, antibody engineering and optimization projects. The projects involve cloning cDNAs for eukaryotic cell expression and subsequent purification of the expressed gene product(s).

Position: Scientist

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop and perform methodologies in isolating RNA from different tissues, cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins.

  • Develop, integrate and prioritize the complete process for each protein of interest.

  • Drive scientific and technical innovation.

  • Overcome regular challenges and road blocks in research with constant innovation of alternate strategy working under deadline and available resources.

  • Mentor the junior scientists in the group both on the technical and professional aspects and identifying developmental opportunities for them.

  • Participate as a key member of the Indo-US joint team and be responsible for all the molecular biology and protein engineering work.

  • Plan future needs for the group and help recruit critical hires into the group when necessary.

Qualifications and experience:

  • PhD degree in any stream of life sciences (eg. Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology etc.) with 3-5 years post-doctoral experience.

  • Possess strong bench skills; take pleasure in quality of cutting edge experiments.

  • Extensive experience in Nucleic acid extraction, amplification and cloning is a must, especially primer designing, RT-PCR, PCR and library construction.

  • Experience in antibody technology like purification and testing is critical.

  • Knowledge in tissue culture techniques including transfection, recombinant protein expression and stable cell lines is required.

  • A strong knowledge of protein chemistry and protein engineering in general, with exposure to antibody engineering a plus.

  • Exposure to protein analytical techniques and knowledge of its limitations is desirable.

  • Ability to build, lead and manage a group of highly motivated scientists is required.

  • Should be a good team player as the work involves interaction with scientists from different countries and cultures.

  • Ability to lead, influence and motivate others, high in self confidence and self motivated.

  • Ability to demonstrate performance and growth in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

If you find yourself suitable for the above position, please send your CV to dprasad@prosetta.com
If you do not find a suitable position above, please do not be discouraged. We are a growing company and positions open up on a regular basis. We encourage you to email your CV to dprasad@prosetta.com and we will get back to you when a new position matching your area of interest opens up.

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