Position Description

Research Associate, Discovery Biology
Location US-Greater Philadelphia
Requisition ID 1577
# of openings 1
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Research Associate, Discovery Biology


Summary of Position

Amicus Therapeutics is a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated individual ready to work within a science-focused, collaborative, multidisciplinary drug discovery and development environment.

The Research Associate position will be responsible for supporting lab operations in the purification of target proteins and bio-reagents.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Performing experiments for the bench scale purification of protein therapeutics and reagents
  • Performing necessary assays in support of both upstream and downstream activities
  • Supporting therapeutic protein drug substance process development and scale up
  • Evaluating technologies to improve downstream processes
  • Serving on departmental, interdepartmental, and project teams
  • Operation, maintenance, and installation of equipment
  • Write and review formal reports, including method SOPs, reports, and other technical documents
  • Maintain documentation of all work in laboratory notebooks
  • Adhere to all relevant compliance regulations

Qualifications and Background Requirements

  • AS/BS or equivalent in scientific discipline, and min of 0-2 years related lab experience
  • Prior protein purification experience a plus
  • Perform enzyme activity assays
  • Aseptic technique
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills


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