Research Scientist - Assay Development

AbCellera Biologics

AbCellera Biologics

Cambridge, UK
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 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 experience relevant to the characterization and development of antibody therapeutics in our new location at Chesterford Research Park, UK. 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 is excited to learn and grow with us.

How you might spend your days:

  • Working with our highly motivated team on projects related to the identification of high-quality antibodies. The scope of the work may include the development of in vitro assays that include various mammalian cell lines and primary cells, and the design of complex functional assays
  • Optimizing and troubleshooting the development of screening assays for high-throughput antibody discovery and antibody validation
  • Developing assays and cutting-edge technologies for antibody discovery against challenging targets
  • Designing, planning, and executing experiments, either independently or in collaboration with your teammates
  • Analyzing and presenting data to colleagues, and  communicating project updates and deliverables to stakeholders
  • Solving problems at a high level
  • Maintaining and implementing standard operating procedures while recognizing opportunities for improvements and innovation 
  • 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 Biological Sciences/ Immunology or MSc with 4-6 years work experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in cell biology and data analysis
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and cell-based assay development
  • Experience in the development of antibody-based assays, flow cytometry or microscopy
  • An understanding of the mechanisms related to autoimmune or inflammatory disease is desirable
  • Experience working with bi-specific antibodies, in the context of oncology or autoimmunity, would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively Re

What we offer:

A generous compensation package including an equity stake in AbCellera’s success. This post is located at our newly refitted labs and offices in one of the beautiful science parks in the Cambridge, UK biotech hub.  

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 UK-4 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.