September 16, 2022 Job ID: 220102

AbCellera is a young, energetic, and rapidly growing tech company with an amazing team that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease. We are seeking a highly motivated and conscientious Research Technician with a passion for molecular biology to join our cross-functional Molecular Design and Engineering group with the goal of establishing and expanding the use of library-based approaches for antibody and protein engineering. This role offers the exciting opportunity to join one of Canada’s top tech companies, while growing with a team that believes in collaboration, innovation, and mutual support. 

How you might spend your days:

  • Working with our cross-functional team to create therapeutic antibody and protein antigen engineering techniques, with a strong focus on molecular biology - specifically, developing and implementing plasmid library techniques
  • Contributing hands-on to a variety of library generation protocols including cloning of input plasmids, library generation, and purification
  • Assisting in quality assurance experiments & analysis including Next-generation sequencing analysis, Sanger sequencing, qPCR, and DNA electrophoresis 
  • Routine handling of bacterial cell cultures including bacterial transformation, plating, colony counting, clone purification & DNA extractions
  • Maintaining cell stocks and freezer inventories 
  • Preparing, labeling and making aliquots of common lab reagents
  • Organizing, ordering and managing common inventory and reagents
  • Supporting and collaborating with members from various teams to meet project deliverables and timelines
  • Preparing and presenting data at team meetings
  • Growing your technical skill set and engaging in professional development

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You are able to work in a self-directed manner, demonstrate initiative, and enjoy thinking critically on how to solve problems
  • You thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment with multiple competing priorities
  • You take pride in being a self-motivated person, fast learner, team player, and creative problem solver

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum BSc with work experience in a laboratory environment preferred, or MSc in relevant field (may include but not limited to Cell Biology, Immunology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Health Sciences)
  • Background in standard molecular biology techniques including PCR and/or qPCR, sterile technique 
  • Excellent communication skills and problem solving 
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • (Optional, but desired) Experience in standard cloning techniques including Gibson and Golden Gate assembly, bacterial culture, phage transformation

Offers & benefits:

  • The opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter
  • An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
  • A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development

About AbCellera: 

At AbCellera, we’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up - custom immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation. We’re revolutionizing how our scientists can explore antibodies and the scale at which they can do so. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

You’ll join a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of biologists, biochemists, engineers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and physicists - all working together to bring better therapies to patients. We’re a growing company with a high-throughput pipeline and the drive to be the best in the industry. This isn’t just about having the best technology. We know we need a world-class team of visionaries and innovators. We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success. We’re looking for someone like you to help us get there.

To apply:

Please submit your application through our website and refer to Job ID 220102 in your cover letter. We apologize in advance, but we receive a large volume of applications and are only able to contact those who are selected for an interview. 

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