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Associate Scientist I

Purification – Vancouver, Washington
Department Purification
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation Highly competitive salary and benefits package

Associate Scientist, Purification

AbSci is a venture-backed biotechnology company located in a newly constructed, state-of-the art laboratory in charming downtown Vancouver, WA, and 10 miles from downtown Portland. 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 Associate Scientist, under direction of established Scientists, will play a significant role in the characterization of proteins expressed using AbSci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform, including the development and execution of chromatographic techniques to purify proteins and assess their quality. Core responsibilities include conducting hands-on research for the development of new protein assays, integrating these assays into standard workflows, and supporting ongoing purification activities. The individual in this role should have a strong technical and conceptual background, and will act independently to determine appropriate methods and procedures to accomplish tasks. The ideal candidate will have a passion for scientific innovation, exhibit adept technical skills, and be comfortable working in a dynamic startup environment where research projects are ever growing, evolving, and changing.


  • PhD in Biochemistry or related scientific discipline
  • 0-4 years post-graduate research experience
  • Expert at SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting
  • Experience with a diverse range of preparative chromatographic techniques, including IMAC, IEX, SEC, and HIC
  • Experience with analytical techniques such analytical sizing and reversed phase chromatography
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in Excel. Familiarity with other analytical software is a plus
  • Familiarity with FPLC instrumentation, such as AKTA systems and accompanying UNICORN software
  • Familiarity with HPLC/UPLC instruments, such as Agilent systems, and/or Waters systems as well as accompanying Empower software.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills

AbSci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, 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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