Temporary - Research
Number of Vacancies
18 - Pharmacy and Health 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.
-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.
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.
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
Duration of Posting
Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
None (New Posting)
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.
Instructions for submitting your application:
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