The Research Scientist will be responsible for designing, directing, and troubleshooting biologic discovery workstreams. As a key contributor in the Discovery team, the successful candidate will set project direction and track progress, mentor team members, and expand organizational capabilities to develop novel biologics that impact patient outcomes.

typical roles and responsibilities for Research Scientist

  • Discover novel biologics by designing, constructing, and selecting combinatorial libraries (eg. phage or ribosome display)
  • Optimize lead protein candidates by affinity maturation, structure-guided designs, and in silico assessments
  • Translate strategic initiatives into actionable plans to push new research programs forward
  • Engage with cross-functional project teams to ensure progress of protein engineering projects
  • Establish new technologies that build on our capabilities to target challenging tumor antigens and engineer new biologic formats
  • Communicate key findings at project team meetings and propose paths to effectively design and interrogate drug molecules

Requirements for Research Scientist – Life Sciences

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Protein Engineering, or a related field, with demonstrated expertise in antibody discovery and/or protein engineering
  • Understanding of structure-function protein relationships to guide protein engineering
  • Expertise in a wide range of molecular biology skills including PCR methods, vector design, and related software
  • Capability to analyze high-throughput sequence datasets
  • Previous experience with combinatorial library display methods (eg. yeast, phage) and/or antibody discovery and engineering is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and think critically
  • Highly self-motivated and capable of working successfully within a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills