Scientist – Protein Engineering, San Francisco

Pioneer a brighter future
At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make an impact and help create a better world for those around us, for each other and for the next generation. We use science to advance industries, and as part of R&D, you will create and develop the biological answers that will pave the way for a brighter future

Scientist – Protein Engineering, San Francisco, CA
Novozymes is seeking an accomplished and highly motivated Scientist to join our R&D enzyme discovery and development team. The Novozymes San Francisco site in Mission Bay is home to the energetic Digital Biotechnology group located steps from UCSF and 50+ startups. You will contribute to an energetic, interdisciplinary team developing advanced enzyme screening and evolution technologies, participate in the design, execution and analysis of experiments and bring a process-oriented, results-focused mindset to our R&D efforts. You will also collaborate with global colleagues to help discover and engineer the next generation of Novozymes products and manage employees, interns and students.

For this position, you will need to have:
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Structural Biology or similar disciplines with a strong track record of accomplishment.
  • Post-doctoral or industry experience of at least 2 years is preferred.
  • Background in molecular evolution, ideally in evolution of protein enzymes, with a strong publication record to support this work.
  • Expertise in library creation, screening, and characterization by sequencing and high throughput assays.
  • Successfully led an effort to improve at least one biomolecule via directed evolution, panning, or similar protein engineering campaign.
  • Experience with synthetic biology and molecular biology techniques.
  • Familiar with statistical inference techniques.
  • Use of deep mutational scanning to characterize structure and function of a biomolecule.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing next-generation DNA sequence data.
  • Proficient scripting in Python, JMP, R, Rosetta.
The candidate will join a Protein Engineering group working at the interface of enzyme evolution, structural biology, and bioinformatics. The successful candidate must be a quick learner who is self-motivated, enthusiastic, and works well both independently and in a team. Good time management skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to produce quality results under tight timelines is required. The successful candidate must also be able to maintain clear and detailed records, troubleshoot techniques, and have exacting attention to detail. Strong written and spoken communication skills are essential.

The candidate will be challenged to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art molecular methods as part of an experienced and multidisciplinary research team. The San Francisco team collaborates with colleagues globally to help discover and invent the next generation of Novozymes products. In addition, the candidate will be challenged by the rapidly changing landscape of DNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics tools.

Rethink tomorrow
Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers' business, and the use of our planet's resources. With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bioinnovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources by offering superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.

For more information please contact People & Organization
Application deadline: January 31, 2018

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.
Ref: 4525BR
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: USA
Job Area: Research and Development