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Monsanto Company
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri-St. Louis 63167
Posted on: 3:17 PM, Friday, June 20, 2008
Position type: Full time
Job Code: mons-00008885
Required education: PharmD
Area(s) of expertise desired:

Monsanto Company, based in St. Louis, MO, is a leading biotechnology company and a global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. As a Fortune 500 company, Monsanto has been ranked as one of the TOP TEN employers in the biotechnology industry by "Science" Magazine. We seek a motivated Scientist, at our St. Louis, MO location who will join our BIOCHEMIST to join our multifaceted, cross-functional, herbicide tolerance team. The individual should be a self-starter adept at integrating information from a wide variety of sources to help form consensus on experimental design and directions. He/She should have strong general biochemical skills with diverse scientific background and interests. This position will require the ability to utilize multiple methods to forward the biochemical and molecular understanding of our various approaches.

Requirements .
The successful candidate will possess:
- PhD in biochemistry or molecular biochemistry and publications reflecting these target areas
- Demonstrated experience in protein characterization from multiple sources and knowledge of enzymology including basic kinetic methods
- Experience developing and trouble shooting assays for proteins and small molecules
- Hands on experience using separation and chromatographic methods including but not limited to HPLC and FPLC
- Working knowledge of multiple spectroscopic methods including but not limited to UV-vis, fluorescence, and MS
- Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential
- Postdoctoral experience is preferred
- Knowledge of plant systems, plant physiology experience, and understanding of biochemical mechanism are desired
- Experience with western blots and characterizing protein from plant materials is also desired
- Molecular biology skills, and experience with protein expression and purification is a plus

At Monsanto, we offer a highly competitive salary & benefits package with career development opportunities in a team-oriented working environment. To apply on-line, please visit the Careers section of our website at and search by req. mons-00008885. Monsanto values diversity & is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V