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Research Associate I, Protein Purification

Purification – Vancouver, Washington
Department Purification
Employment Type Full-Time

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

Job Description:

The Research Associate I will play a significant role in purification of protein biologics, and report to the Purification Group Leader. Core responsibilities include maintaining and operating chromatography instrumentation, conducting hands-on research for development of new techniques, and supporting ongoing protein purification activities. The ideal candidate will have a passion for scientific innovation, excellent technical skills, execute their responsibilities with high attention to detail, and work well within a team dynamic in a high-performance culture.


  • Develop and execute techniques to extract and purify protein biologics from SoluPro, AbSci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform

  • Perform regular maintenance and operation of sophisticated chromatography instrumentation

  • Assess purification process and product quality via standard analytical techniques, including UV-Vis and fluorescence protein quantitation protocols, HPLC/UPLC-based methods, and protein electrophoresis

  • Record, analyze, interpret and communicate test results in an effective manner

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams


  • BS or MS degree in Biochemistry or related scientific discipline with 1-4 years of directly relevant post-graduate research experience, preferably in an industry setting 

  • Expertise in SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting

  • Experience with a diverse range of preparative and analytical chromatographic techniques, such as affinity, sizing, ion exchange, and reversed phase chromatography

  • Familiarity with FPLC instrumentation, such as AKTA systems is preferred

  • Familiarity with HPLC/UPLC instruments, such as Agilent systems, and/or Waters systems as well as accompanying software is preferred

  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills

  • Passion for building a creative company culture that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and determined to make a transformative impact to our industry   

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






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