What we look for in a candidate

We post job listings here from time to time, but if you think you can contribute, contact us even if there are no listings that make sense for you. Here are some things that we’re looking for in a team member.

  • Creative approach to problem solving and ability to learn new skills

  • Degree from a respected research university (MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, UC, etc)

  • Serious ambition and keen intellect

  • High-level intellectual interests rather than a focus on a particular molecular or cellular pathway, or even a particular technology

  • Not afraid of expressing your ideas

Open positions

GigaGen seeks a talented, highly motivated Associate Scientist to work alongside PhD-level scientists on research funded by a $50 million co-development deal with Grifols, plus Phase II SBIR grants from the NCI and NIAID. This project involves high-throughput discovery and development of therapeutic antibody drug candidates from human and mouse immune repertoires. The candidate will also assist in the design of a higher-throughput protein expression and screening system.

One or more of the following specific skills could be useful:

  • Deep understanding of standard genomics and molecular biology techniques, such as subcloning, multiplex PCR, and next-generation sequencing.

  • Hands-on experience with immune repertoire sequencing, RNA-Seq, sequencing library quality control, and next-generation sequencing instrumentation.

  • Experience with antibody affinity screening methods, such as yeast display.

  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture, including transient and stable expression of recombinant proteins.

  • Experience with functional analysis of antibodies, for example, ELISA, FACS, cellular assays, and Western blotting.

  • Experience using microfluidic platforms.

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

  • Experience, desire, and/or interest in drug discovery and development, with a particular focus on biologics.

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