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Research Associate I

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

Research Associate I, Molecular Sciences

AbSci is a venture-backed biotechnology company located in a newly constructed, state-of-the art laboratory in charming downtown Vancouver, WA, just across the river from Portland, OR. AbSci is a global leader in cutting-edge protein production technologies committed to reducing costs in the biopharmaceutical industry. AbSci’s technology enables dramatic reductions in the cost of producing novel and existing biologics, acceleration of drug discovery timelines, and increased efficiency and flexibility throughout the manufacturing process.

 Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The Research Associate I, under direction of the Molecular Sciences team, will support innovative experimental research that advances AbSci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform.   Primary responsibilities include providing core support to ongoing DNA construction, strain engineering, and small-scale protein expression activities.  Daily activities will include management of the Molecular Sciences laboratory consumables and sample libraries, preparation of common research reagents, and providing assistance to ongoing experiments.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate rapid mastery of assigned tasks and the capacity to take on additional technical responsibilities within an expanding team. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related discipline
  • 1-2 years of research experience in a relevant laboratory setting
  • Extensive experience with modern molecular biology and strain engineering techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team
  • Consistently demonstrates initiative and follow-through in projects and tasks
  • Passionate about scientific advancement with strong commitment to excellence 

AbSci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, long term disability and voluntary life insurance plans, paid time off, and 401(k) with a generous company match, and equity. To apply for this job please use the link provided below.



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  • Location
    Vancouver, Washington
  • Department
    Molecular Sciences
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