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Northwestern University Career Opportunity: Assistant Director, Recombinant Protein Production Core

Modified: June 30, 2017

The Recombinant Protein Production Core (rPPC) at Northwestern University has an opening for an Assistant Director.

The Recombinant Protein Production Core (rPPC) provides quality controlled recombinant proteins for researchers within the Northwestern and researchers from industry and other academics. rPPC is a user-facility; the facility has parallel bioreactor systems for multiplexed lab-scale cultivation of microbial, insect, and mammalian cells. rPPC also serves as a production facility, providing low-cost recombinant biologics for researchers at Northwestern University.

The Assistant Director manages the day-to-day operations and outreach activities of the Recombinant Protein Production Core. The Assistant Director is responsible for continuously improving rPPC’s financial performance, providing high quality services and developing new users within Northwestern community and in other academics and/or industries. The Assistant Director reports to the Co-Directors, manages 2 core staff, and provides training to core users.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Bimolecular Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related discipline of research;
  2. Experience with scaled-up biologics production (pro-and eukaryotic expression systems), upgraded bioreactorfermentation system, FPLC, hybridoma and phage display antibody technology;
  3. Ability to thrive in a quality controlled customer service environment;
  4. Ability to manage a small team of direct reports;
  5. Ability to troubleshoot when problems arise.

Minimum Competencies:

  1. Experience with the job functions listed above;
  2. Able to independently interact with clients and assist with de novo design of experimental plans for bothexpression and purification;
  3. Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adhere to deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in managing core facility;
  2. Experience in academic environment.

More details can be found in NU Career site. Search job ID: 31095.


Application can be submitted to chunhui.ye1@northwestern.edu (in the subject line, must indicate Application-rPPC, Assistant Director).

Complete application will include: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Summary of Research Accomplishments (2 to 4 pages); 4) Contact information for three references (name, title, affiliation, postal and email addresses, phone number).

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