Associate Scientist - Preclinical Development, Protein Biophysics

Terray Therapeutics

Monrovia, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Sciences
  • Post Date: 06/05/2024
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  • Company Address: 129 N. Hill, Suite 103, Pasadena, California , 91106, US

About Terray Therapeutics

Terray Therapeutics is a biotechnology company headquartered in Pasadena, California. Terray utilizes a novel screening and optimization platform (tArray) to develop treatments for historically intractable causes of human disease.

Job Description

Terray Therapeutics is seeking a highly independent, motivated, and creative protein biochemist to join our preclinical team. Ideal candidate will have full responsibility of protein quality control workflows and be a pivotal member in collaboration between our screening and assay development teams. Successful candidate will be expected to be familiar with basic physical properties of targets of interest (based on literature and experimental sources) and play a key role in protein engineering, initial assay development and optimization. This position offers a unique opportunity to have and independent role and be a pivotal part of a multidisciplinary team in the frontiers of drug discovery. The position will be based in Monrovia, California.

The core responsibilities of this job will be:

  • Protein quality control – Receive and handle internal and external protein targets and assets their quality using techniques such as nanoDSF, TSA, Western Blot, SDS-PAGE and protein activity.
  • Biophysical assay development – Assist in full biophysical characterization of protein targets of interest. This process would include biophysical assay development using methodologies such as SPR, MST, ITC, FRET, BRET.
  • Protein labeling - Occasionally, assist other departments in protein acquisition as well as perform protein direct labeling using SOPs.
  • As needed, this role will be expected to work closely with other teams and provide assistance in assay optimization, development and sample preparation.
  • Record experiments in electronic notebook, analyze data and communicate results.
  • Support organization of lab and equipment as needed. 

Experience and Qualifications
Part of Terray Therapeutics’ success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized, and free to be creative.

  • MSc with 3+ years or BSc with 7+ years of industry experience in the field of biochemistry or biophysics.
  • Proven ability and experience in handling variety of protein samples is required.
  • Hands-on experience with biophysical assay set up, sample preparation and binding data analysis (Kd) is preferred.
  • Ability to leverage their industry experience to work independently and drive projects forward.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and can thrive in highly collaborative research environment.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency, attention to detail, ability to troubleshoot to solve problems and to deliver high quality data.

They will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.

Compensation Details
$80,000 - $115,000 (annually); participation in the Company's equity plan; 3% retirement contribution; fully-paid health, dental, and vision benefits.