Temporary - Research

Wayne State University

United States

October 13, 2021


Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Temporary - Research

Number of Vacancies



18 - Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Primary Department

H1822-Pharmaceutical Sciences

Essential Functions (Job Duties)

Research Assistant - Antibody Engineer: The Lipchik Group at Wayne State University is seeking a highly motivated research technician to perform activities focused on the discovery and engineering of antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of inflammation. The successful candidate will implement and apply antibody engineering, protein biochemistry, and cellular and murine models of inflammation to develop, validate, and test novel antibodies. The candidate will be expected to make intellectual as well as technical contributions to the team.

Jobs Duties: -Work as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team of scientist including chemist and biologist to develop antibody-based therapeutics as part of our discovery programs. -Develop and implement new methods to advance our antibody drug discovery efforts including modifications to, or improvements in design of antibodies. -Development of novel platforms for the discovery and engineering of multi- specific and functional antibodies with novel activities. -Plan, coordinate, and supervise assigned research projects and responsible for project performance and accountable for progress. -Perform other related duties as assigned.

Who We Are: The Lipchik Group is dedicated to pursuing science and investigates how the immune system senses and coordinates its response to inflammation. A stint in the lab provides training for careers in academia or builds entrepreneurial skills for biotech. We are located at Wayne State University in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences that is known to foster state of the art research and provides for rigorous training. Wayne State University is a nationally recognized public, urban research university in Detroit.

Unique Duties


The successful applicants will have a BS in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, or related field and must be familiar with molecular biology techniques including site-directed mutagenesis, molecular cloning, construct design, Gibson assembly, phage or yeast display, protein purification and characterization via FPLC, SDS-PAGE, and Western Blot. Good oral/written communication skills, creative problem-solving flexibility, and the ability to integrate detailed analysis into a larger disease-oriented context will be expected.

Ability to work independently. Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements

Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Working Conditions

Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/ or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: WSU Covid-19 Website

Job Type

Temporary Full-Time

Job Category

Research Assistants/Associates

Duration of Posting

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Job Open Date (When job is posted in the system)


Job Close Date (or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found

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Reposting Reason:

None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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