Associate Scientist I

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

Associate Scientist, Molecular Sciences

AbSci is a venture-backed biotechnology company located in a newly constructed, state-of-the art laboratory in charming downtown Vancouver, WA, and 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 Associate Scientist, under direction of Senior Scientists, will play a significant role in the further development and utilization of AbSci’s proprietary E. coli expression platform. Primary responsibilities include developing novel assays for protein quantitation and characterization, and optimization of protein expression conditions using AbSci’s platform technology.   The ideal candidate is passionate about science, applies a creative approach to problem-solving, exhibits strong communication skills, and can execute nimbly and efficiently in a dynamic startup environment.  This position may include supervisory responsibilities of lab assistants and research associates.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in a related scientific discipline with 5+ years of research experience in an industry environment, or a PhD with 0-2 years of relevant postgraduate experience
  • Extensive practical background in protein expression and characterization
  • Demonstrated experience and analytical skills for assay development and optimization
  • Appreciation for high-throughput workflows and complex data sets
  • Specific experience with ForteBio Octet, Protein Simple Wes, or ELISA is a plus
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills in applicable areas
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience training colleagues on protocols, techniques, and equipment
  • Documents experimental results in an up-to-date electronic lab notebook system

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

https://absci.bamboohr.com/jobs

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  • Location
    Vancouver, Washington
  • Department
    Molecular Sciences
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    Highly competitive salary and benefits package
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