Laboratory Associate - Protein Expression

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Laboratory Associate – Protein Expression

Are you passionate about improving diabetes treatment?  Are you meticulous in your work?  Are you an innovative, team player?  If so, then you will want to contact us!  Thermalin is looking for a Laboratory Associate – Protein Expression to join our team.   In this role, you will support expression, screening, and quantitation of novel insulin analogs for therapeutic applications utilizing microbial systems.    

 Laboratory Associate Responsibilities:

·         Cloning synthetic genes into appropriate expression vectors

·         Transforming host organisms

·         Screening in small scale expression experiments to identify optimally expressing clones

·         Co-expressing chaperones and augmenting gene copy number to enhance expression

·         Participate in cross-functional purification of expressed proteins

·         Optimize procedures and protocols to improve throughput

·         Write transferable, GLP-quality protocols; record results accurately and meticulously

Successful Laboratory Associate Candidates Will Have:

  • A BS or MS in Molecular Biology or related science in addition to appropriate laboratory experience.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in an industry setting is required.
  • Direct laboratory experience with microbial expression systems.
  • At least 3 distinct, observable examples where achieved meaningful excellence.
  • Excellent “hands” in executing laboratory methods, particularly handling proteins.

Successful Laboratory Associate Candidates Will Be:

  • Meticulous and detail oriented, responsible & mature.
  • Innovative thinker.
  • Passionate, committed to excellence; driven to make projects and company succeed.
  • Persistent/tenacious, proactive self-starter, thorough follow-up; problem solver.
  • Unafraid to initiate change and have a strong sense of urgency.
  • Risk taker; comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Collaborative; team player; sense of humor.


  • Comprehensive health insurance package
  • Generous PTO
  • Competitive salary
  • Incentive stock options and bonus plan eligibility
  • Company celebrations!

About Us:

Thermalin is engineering new forms of insulin that will lower the burden of insulin use, increase patient adoption of and adherence to insulin therapy, improve patient lives and outcomes, and lower the cost of caring for people with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) or Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).

Founded in 2010 based on pioneering work by Dr. Michael Weiss on the structure and function of insulin analogues, Thermalin is overcoming the limitations of existing insulin products by re-engineering the insulin molecule to be more stable and to act more selectively. Thermalin’s formulations of these new molecules enable new delivery devices and systems that will transform lives.

Work Authorization Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.  Thermalin Inc. will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Thermalin Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: Cleveland, OH
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