AbCellera is a young, energetic, and rapidly growing tech company with an amazing team that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease.
We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with demonstrated hands-on laboratory experience relevant to the analytical and biophysical characterization of antibodies and / or other therapeutic proteins, to join our multidisciplinary team.
Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated and self-directed scientist, a team-player who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with multiple competing priorities, and above all, someone who can learn and grow with us.
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Canada’s most innovative biotech companies and to contribute to our cutting-edge research on antibody engineering, advanced mammalian cell systems, and molecular research supporting the discovery of novel monoclonal antibodies for therapeutic use.
How you might spend your days :
Providing analytical and biophysical characterization of antibodies and other protein therapeutics, including designing, planning and executing experiments, either independently or in collaboration with teammates
Developing high-throughput workflows for analytical and biophysical screening of antibody properties
Performing detailed characterization of antibody stability and developability including forced degradation, solubility and viscosity assessment
Training members of a dynamic team
Solving problems at a high level
Developing and implementing standard operating procedures
Organizing, supporting, and collaborating with team members to meet project deliverables and timelines
We'd love to hear from you if :
You are a creative problem solver and fast learner who believes in team work to tackle the most challenging scientific problems
You are self-motivated and have the initiative and drive to meet goals under tight project timelines
You think critically, are curious and want to explore new technologies, opportunities and integrate automation to improve the antibody characterization workflow and process
Required qualifications and experience :
A PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Structural Biology or related field, or MSc with 5+ years in an academic or industry wet lab environment
Demonstrated expertise in the detailed analytical characterization of antibodies or other protein therapeutics using analytical chromatography (SEC, HIC, IEX), light scattering, CE-SDS, cIEF, mass spectrometry, or related techniques
Experience with automation desired
Experience with evaluating protein interactions using SPR, or related assays would be an asset
Great interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team
Ability to analyze large data sets and interpret and communicate data in the context of broader project objectives
Excellent documentation, organizational and communication skills
Impeccable attention to detail
Offers & benefits :
The opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter
An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
Opportunities for personal and professional development