Associate Scientist, Antibody Discovery and Optimization  | Seattle, WA |

Just-Evotec Biologics is seeking a motivated and creative Associate Scientist who desires a significant opportunity to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. We are looking for a member to join a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary group to support molecular design and antibody discovery for low-cost biotherapeutic manufacturing. The successful candidate will have experience in more than one of the following disciplines: molecular biology, protein expression, antibody display, protein biochemistry, cell culture, or bioinformatics. Experience with high throughput methodologies, robot utilization, programming, and computational biology is a plus. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and work well independently and in teams. This position may include the opportunity to rotate through different functional areas to gain experience in different techniques and disciplines.

Examples of Potential Responsibilities:

  • Design, assemble, purify and sequence expression vectors for mammalian, yeast, and E. coli produced protein reagents and biotherapeutics
  • Perform prokaryotic or eukaryotic transfection and expression methodologies, monitor progress, refine and optimize processes
  • Utilize high-throughput instrumentation and methods to process panels of antibody candidates
  • Utilize LIMS, bioinformatics, statistical software and computational platforms to register, analyze, and design molecular entities
  • Work with members across functions on technology development to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency, speed, and capacity of molecular design, modeling, and biotherapeutic candidate development

Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or related field and 0-3 years experience
  • Experience with G Suite, Microsoft Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or similar

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Laboratory experience with high-throughput vector assembly methodologies, DNA sequencing (Sanger and Next-gen), and plasmid purification
  • Laboratory experience performing cell-based screening and other bioassays
  • Laboratory experience with mammalian protein expression
  • Laboratory experience with protein library generation and screening
  • Experience programming and using liquid handling robots
  • Excellent experimental design, data documentation, and organization
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools such as DNA and protein sequence analysis
  • Experience with data analysis packages such as R, MATLAB, or python

    About Just – Evotec Biologics

    Just – Evotec Biologics, wholly-owned by Evotec SE, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Just’s focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art labs and cGMP clinical manufacturing plant are co-located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood – the center of Seattle’s medical, global health, and technology industries and a noted top emerging life science hub in the U.S. Our fast-growing team of 100 employees is expanding Just’s innovative platform and footprint – building our first North American J.POD® commercial manufacturing facility in the Seattle area. For job opportunities, learn more at www.just.bio/careers

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