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Research Associate I, Biochemistry
Location Corporate Office
# of openings 1
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Research Associate I, Biochemistry


Performs research in collaboration with others on assigned projects.


Good things are happening at Omeros!

Come join our Omeros Discovery Team!


Who is Omeros? 


Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases, disorders of the central nervous system and immune-related diseases, including cancers. In addition to its commercial product OMIDRIA (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1%/0.3%, Omeros has multiple phase 3 and phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on complement-mediated disorders and substance abuse. Omeros also has a diverse group of preclinical programs including GPR174, a novel target in immuno-oncology that modulates a new cancer immunity axis recently discovered by Omeros. Small-molecule inhibitors of GPR174 are part of Omeros’ proprietary G proteincoupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and their corresponding compounds. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.


What are your job responsibilities?


  • Performing a variety of routine and non-routine research assignments as supervised by a Ph.D. scientist
  • Conducting routine molecular biology bench work (e.g. primer design and site-directed mutagenesis, plasmid DNA purification, sequencing)
  • Performing routine eukaryotic cell culture work (e.g. cell passaging, viability determination and transient transfection)
  • Purifying recombinant proteins using standard chromatographic techniques (e.g. affinity chromatography, size-exclusion chromatography)
  • Characterizing protein purity and quality using standard biochemical techniques (e.g. SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, thermal shift assays)
  • Maintaining a detailed and up-to-date electronic lab notebook
  • Analyzing and summarizing data, presenting at internal meetings, and communicating regularly with managers and coworkers on experiment progress
  • Managing laboratory equipment and consumables


Education, Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required:


  • Requires a BS degree with 0 - 2 years of related experience
  • Familiarity with standard protein biochemical and biophysical techniques
  • Familiarity with standard biochemistry lab equipment (e.g. FPLC instruments, shakers, centrifuges, etc.)
  • Knowledge of scientific principles and concepts
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software, and Internet search engines
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills


Behavioral Competencies Required: 


  • Must have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates. 


Physical Demands Required: 


  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs.  
  • May encounter prolonged periods of sitting or standing
  • This position requires working around hazardous material



Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to hr@omeros.com or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000

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