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Research Associate – Pharmacology

About this Position:

The Research Associate position will support the research and development effort by performing in vitro microbiological testing/analysis.

Job description and technical requirements:

  • Carry out microbiological, molecular and biochemical assays (bacterial kill curves, antibiotic MICs, biofilm eradication, cytotoxicity, PBMC stimulation)
  • Execute analytical assays using recombinant proteins and/or antibodies (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA, MSD)
  • Work with and maintain infectious bacteria with aseptic technique
  • Develop and optimize new assays as needed
  • Conduct semi-high throughput screening
  • Process, analyze and organize large data sets
  • Perform cross-functional tasks to support product development
  • Assist in general upkeep of laboratory and maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Maintain laboratory notebook and accurate records of daily experiments
  • Understand and comply with company standard operating procedures and safety procedures
  • Read and understand scientific language, literature and publications as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry or related field with experience in microbiology
  • Must have prior laboratory experience in a lab or research setting
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of different types of purification systems (including: tangential flow filtration, AKTA chromatography systems)
  • Experience working with and maintaining bacteria with excellent aseptic technique
  • Experience performing microbiological plating techniques a plus
  • Understanding of statistics and statistical software to interpret experimental results
  • Ability to quickly learn new techniques, instruments, software, and assays
  • Excellent English communication and reading/writing skills
  • Must be reliable, organized, detail oriented, and a self-starter with the ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong team-player and able to work well in small groups and independently
  • Familiarity with protein/virus purification techniques is a plus (Size Exclusion, Ion-Exchange, etc.)
  • Strong additional interest and experience in chemistry, engineering, and/or physics is a plus
  • Familiarity with GMP and working with SOPs is a plus

Physical Working Conditions:

This is a full– time position for work in a laboratory environment. The position requires wearing personal protective equipment. Occasionally, may require lifting or moving equipment up to 20 pounds and may require standing for extended durations throughout the day. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be offered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. There is little to no travel required of this position, with the exception of required training and possible conference or event attendance.

About Armata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Armata is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of precisely targeted bacteriophage therapeutics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant and difficult-to-treat bacterial infections using its proprietary bacteriophage-based technology. Armata is developing and advancing a broad pipeline of natural and synthetic phage candidates, including clinical candidates for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and other pathogens. In addition, in collaboration with Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, Armata is developing proprietary synthetic phage candidates to target an undisclosed infectious disease agent. Armata is committed to advancing phage with drug development expertise that spans bench to clinic including in-house phage specific GMP manufacturing.

Pay: $30.00 – $35.00 per hour

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