Associate Scientist, Antibody Engineering

November 4 2020
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Engineering, Engineering, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Research and development
Vancouver, BC

About adMare BioInnovations:

adMare BioInnovations is Canada’s global life sciences venture, building the Canadian life sciences industry from sea to sea. We do this by sourcing therapeutically and commercially promising research from leading academic and biotech partners to create new companies of scale, providing specialized expertise, infrastructure, and capital to help existing companies scale up, and driving the growth of those companies into Canadian anchors by training the next generation of highly qualified personnel. adMare’s ~20 portfolio companies have attracted more than $1.15B of investment, and have a combined worth of over $2.3B.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist with expertise in antibody engineering to join our team. The successful candidate in this position is expected to participate in all aspects of discovery, lead optimization and pre-clinical development to advance novel biologics from the discovery phase into the clinic. The incumbent will demonstrate their ability to participate in a highly innovative research environment, contributing both intellectually and experimentally to numerous biotherapeutic programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize previous expertise to independently design, execute and analyze experiments using advanced molecular biology skills for innovative biotherapeutics
  • Prepare and present program plans, on-going progress reports, technical reports and future plans
  • Effectively collaborate with other members of the team, and external collaborators and partners.
  • Training and mentoring team members as required
  • Approaches work methodically and systematically, establishes priorities from amongst a number of demands
  • Demonstrates and applies advanced level of understanding and analytical skills to interpret data and draw conclusions within the project goals
  • Contribute to building a culture that embraces courage, collaboration, objectivity, judgement, excellence and reach.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in immunology/cancer cell biology or a related field with 3+ years of experience or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated expertise in biotherapeutic discovery and development
  • Demonstrated expertise in biologic/antibody engineering using advanced molecular biology skills - lab based and in silico - including reformatting IgGs or bispecific IgGs, CAR-T design, antibody optimisation including humanisation and affinity maturation, assessment of development liabilities
  • Proficient in molecular biology analysis software e.g. Geneious
  • Knowledge of expression and purification of biotherapeutics
  • Knowledge/experience of antibody characterisation assays – binding, affinity, epitope binning, and functional assays
  • Up to date with current antibody engineering and development literature, various biologic modalities methodologies, and landscape
  • Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought, and ability to effectively collaborate with others with diverse expertise including chemistry, discovery biology, pharmacology, and translational sciences.
  • Critical and creative thinker
  • Communicates clearly and confidently and has excellent interpersonal skills

At adMare we are driven by our vision and united by our shared values of Courage, Collaboration, Objectivity, Judgment, Excellence, and Reach.

We are committed to growing the talent and potential of our people to drive the development of innovations. We provide a community where you can work with multidisciplinary individuals, explore new ways of thinking, and expand your capabilities through the array of development programs we offer our employees.

adMare is a diverse community where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for the experience and unique perspectives they bring.

Be a part of life at adMare. Join our team!

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