Senior Research Associate

Contact Consultant Directly

E-mail: cshortall@morganmckinley.ie
Phone:
01 4321 555
Location: 
Monaghan
Job Type: 
Permanent
Ref: 
7585941
Salary: 
Negotiable Salary
Created:
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 12:13

Responsibilities:

Screening and identification of promising enzymes for a number of potential applications. Recombinant protein production, purification and characterization of enzyme candidates. Kinetic analysis of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Targeted structural and functional enzyme engineering.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Enzymology, or Microbiology.
  • Experience with the cloning and expression of genes in fungal material
  • Experience of working with enzymes for biofuel applications
  • 3+ years post-graduate and/or industrial experience in enzymology and/or protein engineering research.
  • Strong protein chemistry background and a solid understanding of protein structure and functional relationships.
  • Proficient in recombinant protein production and in strategies to purify enzymes, design assays and assess their kinetic properties.
  • A background in protein engineering research, enzyme library construction and screening is desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a larger multi-disciplinary research team.
  • Must be motivated, organized and fluent in English both orally and verbally.
  • Experience with team management and supervision is essential.
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