Scientific Director, Biotherapeutic Design  | Seattle, WA

Just is seeking a highly motivated and creative biotherapeutic design scientist with expert-level experience in biotherapeutic modality design, computational structural biology, and discovery-stage scientific project oversight. This scientist will help invent and apply antibody and protein therapeutic design technologies for application in the areas of antibody humanization, therapeutic modality design, antibody developability optimization, antibody discovery library designs, and therapeutic discovery analyses, both individually and as a team leader. The successful candidate will interface with expertise across therapeutic development including external and internal therapeutic areas, discovery, characterization, process development, and manufacturing. The successful candidate must also possess strong leadership, communication, and collaboration skills, a desire to learn new scientific concepts and domains, and an ability to work directly with scientific staff across multiple disciplines.

Examples of Potential Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and in teams to develop, implement, and utilize biologics therapeutic design methods
  • Work with external and internal clients on antibody therapeutic design and optimization projects
  • Collaborate with and provide computational structural biology support for the Data Science team
  • Aid in the design of antibody display libraries for discovery efforts
  • Provide structural and bioinformatic support for discovery results
  • Provide leadership both in a supervisory capacity and as part of a team
  • Collaborate with scientific staff across multiple disciplines to accomplish goals


  • Ph.D. with 10+ years biotherapeutic experience
  • Strong experience in therapeutic antibody design and development
  • Strong experience with computational structural biology platforms
  • Strong drive toward innovation
  • Ability to organize, analyze/interpret, and effectively communicate results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess effective task/time management organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Molecular Operating Environment
  • Experience in programming to solve focused needs
  • Experience with interpretation of in vitro assay data

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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