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Research Scientist - Bioanalytics & Pharmacokinetics

AbCellera Biologics

AbCellera Biologics

Data Science
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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 Research Scientist with a strong background in bioanalytical methods for antibodies or proteins, to join our multidisciplinary team. This lab-based position is a great opportunity to help build out pharm-tox capabilities supporting lead antibody identification and progression into the clinic. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated and self-directed individual, 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 role offers the exciting opportunity to join one of Canada’s top biotech companies, while growing with a team that believes in collaboration, innovation, and mutual support.

How you might spend your days:

  • Generating pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data from biological samples to critically assess therapeutic antibody programs
  • Developing, qualifying and implementing ligand binding assays for PK, TK, ADA and PD support in various species and biological matrices
  • Liaising with external CROs for generation and characterization of assay critical reagents
  • Collaborating with teams across the company to solve problems, analyze, interpret and communicate data
  • Training and mentoring more junior scientists
  • Growing your technical skill set and engaging in professional development
  • Preparing and authoring materials to educate colleagues as well as communicate strategies, key findings and implications

We'd love to hear from you if:

  • You are excited about the opportunity to learn and apply new lab techniques in a drug development setting
  • You enjoy a fast-paced work environment and are a creative problem solver who believes in teamwork to tackle the most challenging problems
  • You are comfortable working independently to identify project needs then following that up by collaboratively constructing and implementing solutions

Required Qualifications and Education

  • PhD in a relevant field, or a MSc with at least 5 years work experience in an industrial or academic wet lab environment
  • Demonstrated expertise with assay qualification and process optimization
  • Strong understanding of antibody structure and function
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent documentation, organizational and communication skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience running pharmacokinetic studies and analyzing pharmacokinetic data
  • Experience with non-compartmental and compartmental data analysis
  • Experience working with LC-MS for the quantification of large molecules in biological samples

Offers & benefits:

A generous compensation package including an equity stake in AbCellera’s success. Our headquarters are nestled in the heart of Vancouver, Canada - we’ll support you and your family in every way we can to relocate if you haven't had the joy of living in this beautiful area!

About AbCellera:

At AbCellera, we find the next generation of therapeutic antibodies. To succeed, we have created innovative solutions at every step - custom antigen preparation and immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation - leaving no stone unturned and revolutionizing how scientists can explore natural antibody diversity and the scale at which they can do it. You’ll join a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of biologists, biochemists, engineers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and physicists - all working together to bring better therapies to patients. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

We’re a growing company with state-of-the-art discovery tools and the drive to be the best in the industry. This isn’t just about having the best technology. We know we need a world-class team of innovators working together to solve the toughest problems. We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success. We’re looking for someone like you to support and organize our efforts along the way.

To apply:

Please submit your application through our website and refer to Job ID 23036 in your cover letter. We apologize in advance, but we receive a large volume of applications and are only able to contact those who are selected for an interview.

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