Associate Scientist Biology

September 24 2022
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Research and development
Vancouver, BC • Part time

About adMare BioInnovations:

With a wealth of scientific discovery, Canada is primed to be a global leader in life sciences. To realize this potential, adMare uses its scientific and commercial expertise, specialized R&D infrastructure, and investment capital to build investable companies, robust ecosystems and industry-ready talent – and re-invests its returns into the Canadian industry to ensure it is sustained for the long-term.

Our 25+ portfolio companies have attracted more than $1.4 billion of investment, have a combined value of over $3 billion, and employ more than 900 Canadians. Our Innovation Centres are home to 35+ biotech companies, contract research organizations, and specialized commercialization support organizations. The adMare Academy has trained more than 500 alumni – 95% of whom are now working to build our life sciences industry.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced associate scientist to work on novel targets for the development of novel therapeutics. Based at adMare’s Vancouver site, the successful candidate will have an exceptional grasp of state-of-the-art cell biology techniques; experience in establishing assays and running projects both in discovery and in a drug development environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to participate in a highly innovative research environment, contributing both intellectually and experimentally to numerous biotherapeutic programs. The candidate is expected to have knowledge in also disease pathology and use of cellular models to recapitulate relevant pathological readouts.


  • Work with numerous drug targets and establish key readouts of cellular activity.
  • Provide laboratory leadership with biochemical assays and testing of key compounds and biologics.
  • Initiate and design of key biochemical and cellular assays that are based on principles of target biology, enzymology and pharmacology.
  • Analyze and interpret data to develop new hypotheses.
  • Monitor and evaluate completion of tasks and drive projects to decision points.
  • Proactively investigate new or different technologies to establish cellular relevant readouts of activity.
  • Present data and programs to management and external stakeholders.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • PhD and Post Doc in Biochemistry/Cell Biology/Pharmacology with significant hands-on experience in cellular biology or MSc with >5 years of industry experience or BSc with >10 years of industry experience.
  • Experience in establishing biochemical assays such as FACs based assays, cell reporter assays, primary cell assays, biochemical assays, ELISAs, FRET assays and potentially ion channel readouts for the purpose of developing therapeutic drugs.
  • Experience in working in the areas of large or small molecule drug discovery or cell-based immunotherapies or gene therapies.
  • Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought, and ability to effectively collaborate with others with multiple scientific disciplines
  • Ability and willingness to lead from the bench.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are required to effectively communicate to management.
  • Strong awareness of industry expectations is required, along with the ability to work with lab colleagues in Vancouver, Montreal and across Canada.

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

adMare is fully committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and to making them an integral part of our organizational strategy – a commitment that is not just about words but is about specific actions to create a barrier-free, respectful, and welcoming working environment wherein everyone feels welcomed, supported, included, valued and empowered to succeed. We are also proud to be an early adopter of the Government of Canada’s 50–30 Challenge to achieve meaningful and substantive improvements in workplace diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization, including positions of influence and senior leadership.

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