Research Associate, Antibody Discovery
Responsibilities of the Research Associate, Antibody Discovery:
- Design and construct antibody libraries.
- Manage and conduct yeast display campaigns to identify and optimize antibodies with desired properties.
- Characterize antibody clones using techniques such as flow cytometry.
- Collect and analyze data from selections and present findings in group and project team meetings.
- Design and clone mammalian expression constructs for antibodies including using Benchling for sequence verification, storage, and notebook entries.
- Collaborate with colleagues and contribute to technology and antibody discovery platform development.
- Document work in a timely fashion in electronic lab notebook
Requirements of the Research Associate, Antibody Discovery:
- BS or MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, protein chemistry or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years experience, preferably in a biotech or pharmaceutical setting.
- Experience in antibody discovery, e.g. engineering, expression, and/or characterization of antibodies and proteins in general.
- Expertise in molecular biology and molecular biology concepts, e.g. primer design, PCR, Gibson assembly, and bacterial transformation.
- Experience with phage or yeast display strongly preferred.
- Experience with protein expression systems (bacterial and mammalian e.g. CHO and HEK) beneficial but not required.
- Excellent critical thinking and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to independently execute against goals.
Commonwealth Sciences is a professional recruiting firm specializing in Science, Engineering and Green Technologies. We unite industry professionals with exciting career opportunities by leveraging our technical expertise, advanced recruiting tools and years of staffing experience. CWS works with a variety of disciplines and levels from Research Associates to Scientists, Engineers, Managers and Directors. Our clients value the basic integrity, customer service and industry expertise that defines our organization.