November 23, 2022 Job ID: 21118

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 Associate Research Scientist - Immune Cell Separation with demonstrated hands-on laboratory experience in cell enrichment strategies and cell biology to join our dynamic Discovery team. 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 dynamic team on developing and optimizing innovative cell enrichment strategies using flow cytometry, cell sorting or other cell separation technologies
  • Carrying out flow cytometry and cell separation experiments to address enrichment challenges and improve enrichment strategies 
  • Contributing to our antibody discovery campaigns and enrichment strategies and helping hands-on in their implementation
  • Designing, planning, and executing experiments, either independently or as a member of various cross-functional teams spanning a wide expertise range (e.g. immunization, antigen design, antibody discovery, cell and molecular biology, and engineering) 
  • Analyzing and presenting scientific data
  • Maintaining and implementing standard operating procedures while recognizing and addressing opportunities for improvements and innovation 
  • Organizing, supporting and collaborating with other team members to meet project deliverables and timelines

We'd love to hear from you if:

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment
  • You enjoy bench work and solving scientific challenges hands-on day-to-day
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment and coordinating with your team to juggle multiple competing priorities
  • You take pride in being a self-motivated person, fast learner, team player, and creative problem solver

Required qualifications and experience:

  • MSc in Cell Biology, Biotechnology or Immunology with 2+ years of related work experience, or BSc in a relevant field with 5+ years of related experience
  • Experience in multicolor flow cytometry, cell sorting, and/or other cell separation technologies
  • Demonstrated experience in developing cell enrichment strategies
  • Experience with mammalian tissue isolation and processing, cell culture and cell-based assay development
  • Strong troubleshooting and decision-making skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively 

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 send us your application through our website and refer to Job ID 21118 in your cover letter. We apologize in advance, but we receive a large volume of applications, and will only contact those who are selected for an interview