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Molecular Sciences – Vancouver, Washington
Department Molecular Sciences
Employment Type Full-Time

Scientist, Molecular Sciences - AbSci

AbSci is a venture-backed biotechnology company located in a new, state-of-the art laboratory in downtown Vancouver, WA, and just minutes from Portland, OR. AbSci is a global leader in recombinant protein expression, with a technology platform enabling dramatic reductions in manufacturing costs in the biopharmaceutical industry. AbSci’s technology supports production of both novel and existing biologics, acceleration of drug discovery timelines, and increased efficiency and flexibility throughout the manufacturing process.

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The Scientist/Associate Scientist (title depends on experience) will develop novel enzyme technologies to expand the capabilities and applications for AbSci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform. The candidate will employ directed evolution and/or protein design approaches to optimize enzyme function utilizing high-throughput library approaches in combination with AbSci’s SoluPro platform. The ideal candidate will leverage skills in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and protein analytics to successfully execute on the project as part of a multidisciplinary team.

 Qualifications and Requirements:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related field, with 0-4 years of post-graduate experience (industry experience is a plus)
  • Extensive experience with directed evolution or protein engineering
  • Experience with multiple DNA cloning methods
  • Experience with enzyme characterization and assay development
  • Background in protein chromatography and mass spectrometry is a plus
  • Experience with high-throughput workflows and complex data sets
  • Background in heterologous protein expression
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills in applicable areas
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience developing and optimizing protocols and techniques

AbSci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) with a generous company match

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  • Location
    Vancouver, Washington
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    Molecular Sciences
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