DuPont Formulations Research Assistant (BS/MS) in Palo Alto, California

Formulations Research Assistant (BS/MS) (Job Number: 015680W-01)


We are seeking a highly energetic researcher to join our R&D Formulation group. Responsibilities will include contributing to the development of liquid and solid enzyme formulations through preparation, characterization, and testing of a wide variety of prototype enzyme compositions. Activities will include producing test samples and characterizing them using a broad range of analytical and application assays. The successful candidate will develop and troubleshoot methods aimed at measuring the chemical, physical, and microbiological characteristics of protein formulations. This position requires hands-on work in the laboratory and pilot plant.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Hands-on experience in the preparation andanalysis of small molecule and/or protein formulations.

  • Experience in protein analysis and analyticalmethod development (e.g., enzyme activity assays, spectroscopy, gel techniques,colorimetric assay, HPLC, microscopy, etc.).

  • Experience with high throughput roboticscreening a plus.

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinkingskills.

  • Comfortable interpreting and discussing data informal and informal settings.

  • High attention to detail with excellentcommunication skills.


  • BS/MS in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry,Biotechnology, Food Science, or related field.

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience, includinghands-on laboratory research in formulation development.

  • Understanding of protein-protein,protein-solvent and protein-excipient interactions.

  • Basic experimental design, statistics knowledgeand analytical principles.

  • Motivated self-starter with good organizationalskills and attention to detail.

  • Versatile team player – ability to work onmultiple projects at once; willingness to learn new techniques.

  • Excellent verbal and written communicationskills.

Primary Location: NA-United States-California-Palo Alto

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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