Protein Engineering Research Scientist* – #01S82
We are seeking a talented Protein Engineering Research Scientist to join our Biotechnology Research team near the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our scientists are dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of proteins for next-generation traits for modern agriculture that provide useful and sustainable solutions for our customers. Key to the design of effective agronomic traits for corn, soy, cotton and other crops are the identification, testing, and optimization of native proteins from microbes and plants. We are seeking results-oriented, dedicated scientists interested in tackling the formidable challenge of high throughput discovery, optimization and directed evolution of proteins aimed at improving crop traits. The position will work closely with cross-functional teams of scientists to implement current state of the art tools and methods in proteomics, molecular biology, protein biochemistry and cell sciences to develop our next-generation traits that contribute to our cornerstone of products. If you are passionate about science, bring your best every day, enjoy taking calculated risks, operate with urgency, and enjoy a dynamic engagement with bright teams of scientists and engineers, then our Cambridge team may be the best opportunity for the next step in your career. Responsibilities include:Developing and evaluating methods and assays to advance the discovery and evaluation of novel proteins and protein variants in a high-throughput manner Working with in vitro insect cell-based assays and enzymatic assays to determine function of known and novel protein variants Managing the design, execution, analysis, documentation, and communication of research experiments Collaborating on multidisciplinary teams and communicating effectively and proactively in a fast-paced cross-functional matrix environment Qualifications:Required Skills/Experience:Minimum of PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Protein Design, Evolutionary Biology or closely related fieldMinimum of five or more years of technical experience in protein science, molecular biology, cell sciences or related field Broad knowledge of protein engineering approaches Experience with recombinant protein expression, purification and assays (in industry or academic settings) Demonstrated ability to build relationships, collaborate and influence Exceptional communication skills, with a proven ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, precise, and actionable manner to diverse audiences Ability to travel independently (domestic and international) approximately 5% of the time Desired Skills/Experience: Experience with protein engineering, structure-based protein design, and/or automating protein workflows Experience in automated data analysis using Python, R, and/or C# languages Experience with diverse microbial hosts and/or eukaryotic cells Experience with high-throughput in vivo and/or in vitro assays to characterize engineered proteins Experience generating intelligently-designed, high-diversity protein libraries for combinatorial directed evolution approaches Knowledge of protein structure/function relationships Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto???s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer???s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We???re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet. While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.Apply for this job.