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Research Scientist - Primary Cell Biology & Innovation

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

AbCellera is a young, energetic, and rapidly growing tech company with an amazing team that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease. We are seeking an experienced scientist with a strong background in primary cell culture and media development to join our Discovery team. This role offers the exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of technologies for therapeutic antibody discovery from natural immune repertoires, while working in one of Canada’s top biotech companies. We are a multidisciplinary team that believes that through teamwork, innovation, and mutual support, together we can solve the biggest challenges in drug discovery. If you’re highly motivated, self-directed, and a team-player who thrives in a fast-paced and focused environment, we’d love to hear from you. The candidate should have exceptional organizational and collaborative skills, be able to multitask, problem-solve, think critically, and demonstrate scientific rigor.

How you might spend your days:

  • Developing and optimizing culture and media conditions for diverse species and tissues for therapeutic antibody discovery
  • Innovating and refining the tools and approaches for measuring successful implementation of new media and cell culture protocols
  • Working with project leads and specialized teams to support, optimize and troubleshoot the development of protocols for high-throughput antibody discovery
  • Coordination and support of a multidisciplinary R&D group focused on multiple parallel goals, including tracking progress of individual projects and managing group priorities
  • Performing literature reviews and reviewing project data to identify areas of improvement or innovation that will ultimately improve antibody discovery and other parallel technologies
  • Liaising and coordinating joint projects and technologies with other R&D groups including enrichment, immunization, assay development, immune repertoire sequencing, and data sciences
  • Hands-on execution of experiments, including training and supporting developing talent
  • Creating and maintaining systems for tracking reagent inventories and resources
  • Solving problems at a high level
  • Training, mentoring and supervising members of a dynamic team

We'd love to hear from you if:

  • You are experienced in the development and assessment of primary cell culture strategies for culture and in vitro differentiation
  • You think outside the box and excel at identifying and prioritizing key activities
  • You have strong leadership skills and you enjoy mentoring and bringing out the best in your teammates
  • You have exceptional organizational skills; you enjoy planning and managing multiple lab-based projects
  • You are proficient in the analysis and interpretation of data
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment
  • You take pride in being a self-motivated person, fast learner, team player, and creative problem solver

Required qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in relevant field or MSc plus at least 5 years work experience in primary cell culture or the development of culture protocols and media/associated reagents
  • Demonstrated experience and broad expertise across areas of cell biology, cell purification or enrichment, microscopy, molecular biology and data analysis
  • Hands-on cell culture experience is a requirement
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong leadership skills, including demonstrated mentorship & training
  • Experience in immunology is highly desired, but not required

Offers & benefits:

  • The opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter
  • An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
  • A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development

About AbCellera:

At AbCellera, we’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up - custom immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation. We’re revolutionizing how our scientists can explore antibodies and the scale at which they can do so. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

You’ll join a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of biologists, biochemists, engineers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and physicists - all working together to bring better therapies to patients. We’re a growing company with a high-throughput pipeline and the drive to be the best in the industry. This isn’t just about having the best technology. We know we need a world-class team of visionaries and innovators. We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success. We’re looking for someone like you to help us get there.

To apply:

Please send us your application through our website and refer to Job ID 21123 in your cover letter. We apologize in advance, but we receive a large volume of applications, and will only contact those who are selected for an interview.

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