Research Associate/Senior Research Associate: Molecular Biology

Job Description

Amunix Operating Inc. is seeking an experienced, hands-on individual to join our expanding team in the role of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate with a strong background in molecular biology focusing on cloning. He/She will report to the Associate Director of Protein Engineering.  He/She will be responsible for the construction of DNA for new cancer product candidates.  He/She will also be responsible for maintaining an accurate database of constructs and track their progress through the production pipeline.  He/She must have a strong initiative and desire to work in a fast paced, team-oriented, dynamic environment.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Independently implement cloning strategies for new cancer therapeutic candidates
  • Aid in the purification and characterization of cancer therapeutic candidates
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with other R&D members in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Maintain a current and accurate laboratory notebook and prepare data into presentation formats
  • Present data in project team meetings
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • B.S or a Masters degree in Molecular Biology or related fields with 2+  years of hands-on laboratory experience, preferably in the biotech/biopharmaceutical setting
  • Strong scientific background in cloning and DNA purification
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to identify and solve scientific problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skill a must
  • Physical ability to lift up to 40lbs and work at the lab bench for extended periods of time

Company Description

We are a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class products using our novel half-life extension/drug delivery platform technology. As an employee, you will be able to:

  • Significantly contribute to an established company (est’d 2006) with a broadly partnered and validated technology platform which is engaged in the development of a number of novel internal pipeline molecules
  • Work in a highly collaborative and motivated working environment
  • Receive a comprehensive benefits package, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term/Long Term Disability and participate in matching 401(k) plans
  • Receive compensation based on candidate experience

Amunix provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Amunix complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.