Associate Scientist, Antibody Discovery and Optimization | Seattle, WA

Just is seeking a highly motivated and creative associate scientist that desires a significant opportunity to help invent the technologies required to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. This position will be part of a cross-disciplinary team developing antibody libraries for discovery, therapeutic optimization, and high throughput characterization. The successful candidate will have significant experienced in two or more of the following disciplines; molecular biology, FACS, antibody discovery, protein expression and purification, plate-based bioassays, automation and bioinformatics. This position is within the antibody discovery group but there will be opportunities to collaborate with other groups throughout the Just- Evotec Biologics organization. As such, the successful candidate must also possess strong communication and collaboration skills and a desire to learn new scientific concepts and domains.

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and in teams to develop, implement, and utilize antibody discovery and optimization methodologies
  • Design and utilization of expression vectors and execution of related molecular biology such as Sanger sequencing, NGS and bioinformatics
  • Perform high-throughput screening and utilization of laboratory robotics
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret FACS and bioassay data
  • Express protein using bacterial, yeast, and mammalian hosts
  • Purification and characterization of recombinant protein
  • Utilization of LIMS for molecule and sample data registration and mining
  • Collaborate with scientific staff across multiple disciplines to accomplish goals

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • B.S. with 0-10 years or equivalent with strong experience in molecular biology and protein biochemistry
  • Strong drive toward innovation and an insatiable desire to learn
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Possess effective task and time management skills
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and effectively communicate results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a biotherapeutic development environment
  • Experience with NGS
  • Experience with antibody display technologies and antibody discovery processes
  • Experience with microfluidics and synthetic biology
  • Experience utilizing bioinformatics and associated scripting (python, Geneious workflows, etc.)
  • Ability to work in small groups as well as independently

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 200 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

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