Scientist/Senior Scientist, Antibody Discovery – Yeast Display | Seattle, WA

Just is seeking a highly motivated and creative and yeast display library expert 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 be instrumental for the invention, design, and implementation of yeast display library methods to drive biotherapeutic development. Significant experience with molecular biology, FACS, antibody yeast expression, protein characterization and antibody therapeutic development will be critical for success. This position will work closely with bioassay, bioanalytical, and process development colleagues in an integrated and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must also possess strong 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and in teams to develop, implement, and utilize antibody yeast libraries
  • Design and utilization of expression vectors
  • Perform high-throughput screening, antibody purification and other processes using laboratory robotics
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret FACS data
  • Characterize lead candidates using SPR or BLI techniques
  • Collaborate with scientific staff across multiple disciplines to accomplish goals

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • MS/PhD. or equivalent experience with strong experience in yeast display antibody library technologies
  • Strong drive toward innovation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Possess effective task/time management organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a biotherapeutic development environment
  • Experience with high throughput bioassays
  • Experience with epitope binning and mapping methods
  • Experience with other display technologies, protein secretion, cellular trafficking, and cell-surface capture and release methods
  • Experience with genome integration, editing, and manipulation methods
  • Ability to work in small groups as well as independently
  • Ability to organize, analyze/interpret, and effectively communicate results

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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