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, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon. 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 established Scientists, will play a significant role in the further development and utilization of AbSci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform. Core responsibilities include utilizing modern cloning strategies to construct expression vectors, executing genetic modifications to AbSci’s microbial expression strain, and supporting small-scale protein expression studies. The ideal candidate will exhibit technical proficiency, attention to detail, a passion for scientific creativity, and be comfortable in a dynamic startup environment where priorities change and develop rapidly.
AbSci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) with a generous company match.
Local candidates will be given preference.