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Research Scientist - Immunization

AbCellera Biologics

AbCellera Biologics

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 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 scientist with demonstrated hands-on laboratory and data analysis experience in immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology to join our dynamic Cell Screening group. We focus on the discovery of therapeutic antibodies from natural immune repertoires, and believe that through teamwork, innovation, and mutual support, together we can tackle the most challenging scientific problems.

The successful candidate will interact with a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced and focused environment. The candidate is expected to be able to multitask, problem-solve, think critically, and demonstrate scientific rigour. 

How you might spend your days:

  • Working with our highly motivated team on platform development related to the generation of high-quality antibodies
  • Designing in vivo experiments to interrogate the immune responses of various species
  • Designing in vitro experiments, including the development of assays for antibody discovery against challenging targets
  • Designing, planning, and executing experiments, either independently or in collaboration with your teammates
  • Analyzing and interpreting data to inform further platform development and in vivo campaigns, presenting data and conclusions
  • Training, mentoring and supervising members of a dynamic team
  • Maintaining and implementing standard operating procedures while recognizing opportunities for improvements and innovation 
  • Drafting and reviewing in vivo protocols and amendments to ensure compliance with CCAC regulations
  • Organizing, supporting and collaborating with other team members to meet project deliverables and timelines

We'd love to hear from you if:

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment
  • You enjoy mentoring and bringing out the best in your teammates
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment and coordinating with your team to juggle multiple competing priorities
  • You take pride in being a self-motivated person, fast learner, team player, and creative problem solver

Required qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in relevant field or MSc plus at least 5 years work experience in relevant field
  • Experience in immunology; specific experience in B cell biology and the development of antibody-based assays is an asset
  • Experience with molecular biology; specific experience in DNA/RNA construct design for gene expression and/or RNA-LNP formulation is an asset
  • Experience with designing in vivo and in vitro studies
  • Experience with sterile techniques and tissue culture
  • Experience with cell-based assay development, flow cytometry and microscopy
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills

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’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up - custom immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation. We’re revolutionizing how our scientists can explore antibodies and the scale at which they can do so. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of 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. We’re a growing company with a high-throughput pipeline 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 visionaries and innovators. 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 help us get there.

To apply:

Please send us your application through our website and refer to Job ID 23130 in your cover letter. We apologize in advance, but we receive a large volume of applications, and will only contact those who are selected for an interview.