Research Associate I

  • Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc.
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jun 15, 2018
Full time Research

Job Description

Research Associate I

Job #18-09A

Mapp Biopharmaceutical is a small biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing unmet medical needs through the development of life-saving monoclonal antibody treatment options to combat a variety of neglected and tropical infectious diseases.  The Early Research and Development Group (ERDG) at Mapp Biopharmaceutical is responsible for isolating novel antibodies that may be used in future drug products. The Research Associate is responsible for performing general laboratory duties as well as supporting ERDG laboratory personnel in meeting their research objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. or equivalent in a scientific discipline
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of experience in a research laboratory
  • Conceptual understanding of biological research related activities
  • Excellent aseptic technique for cell culture
  • Experience with a variety of cloning techniques (InFusion or Gibson systems, restriction enzyme digestion and ligation, site-directed mutagenesis)
  • Previous experience expressing and purifying recombinant proteins
  • Demonstrated excellence in the following competency areas:
    • Attention to detail
    • Flexibility and curiosity
    • Strong desire to learn new laboratory skills
  • Demonstrated skill in the following areas:
    • Maintains notebooks, databases, and physical banks of all pertinent contributions
    • Ability to work independently and effectively troubleshoot experimental strategies in the laboratory
    • Good general laboratory skills: accurate data collection, analysis, and familiarity with molarity calculations and buffer formulation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience operating an AKTA FPLC (Pure or Avant)
  • Prior experience generating stable cell lines for protein expression
  • Prior experience in antibody purification


  • Performs molecular biology-related tasks including bacterial culture, DNA purification and quantification, expression plasmid cloning and sequence verification
  • Performs mammalian cell culture
  • Performs basic protein analysis assays (SDS-PAGE, ELISA, Octet etc.) and troubleshooting
  • Performs protein purification on an AKTA FPLC using a variety of columns (affinity, SEC, IEX)
  • Participates in the development of in vitro and cell-based assays to characterize the biological activity of antibodies and antigens
  • Prepares reagents and buffers

Mapp offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in addition to this exciting and challenging job. You will enjoy a flexible, collaborative and rewarding environment in San Diego, CA. Mapp wants you to join their team and invites you to apply.

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