July 11, 2024 Job ID: 23036

AbCellera is breaking the barriers of conventional drug development to propel antibody-based medicines from target to clinic. We are a team of scientists, engineers, creatives, and business professionals who believe that advancing science enhances lives. We have developed technologies to unlock high-value drug targets, including antibody-drug conjugates and T-cell engagers for cancer, and complex transmembrane proteins for indications such as metabolic and endocrine conditions, pain, and autoimmunity.

We are seeking a highly motivated Pharmacokinetics Research Scientist, with a strong background in bioanalytical methods for antibodies or proteins, to join our multidisciplinary team. This lab-based position is a great opportunity to help build out pharm-tox capabilities supporting lead antibody identification and progression into the clinic. If you are a highly motivated and self-directed individual, a team-player who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with multiple competing priorities, and above all, someone who can learn and grow with us this is an opportunity to join one of Canada’s top biotech companies. 

How you might spend your days

  • Designing & running in vivo pharmacokinetics studies across a diverse portfolio of antibody development programs
  • Generating pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data from biological samples to critically assess the promise of individual antibody programs
  • Developing, qualifying and implementing ligand binding assays for PK, TK, ADA and PD support in various species and biological matrices
  • Liaising with external CROs to execute in vivo studies, and for generation and characterization of assay critical reagents
  • Collaborating with teams across the company to solve problems, analyze, interpret and communicate data
  • Training and mentoring more junior scientists
  • Growing your technical skill set and engaging in professional development
  • Preparing and authoring materials to educate colleagues as well as communicate strategies, key findings and implications

We'd love to hear from you if

  • You have experience in pharmacokinetics analysis and interpretation from an industry/drug development setting or academia
  • You are excited about the opportunity to learn and apply new lab techniques in a drug development setting
  • You enjoy a fast-paced work environment and are a creative problem solver who believes in teamwork to tackle the most challenging problems
  • You are comfortable working independently to identify project needs then following that up by collaboratively constructing and implementing solutions

Required qualifications and education

  • PhD in a relevant field, or a MSc with at least 5 years work experience in an industrial or academic wet lab environment
  • Experience running pharmacokinetic studies and analyzing pharmacokinetic data
  • Experience with non-compartmental and compartmental data analysis
  • Demonstrated expertise with assay qualification and process optimization
  • Strong understanding of antibody structure and function
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent documentation, organizational and communication skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Experience working with LC-MS for the quantification of large molecules in biological samples would be desirable

What we offer

AbCellera’s hiring range for this role is CAD $70,000 - $88,000, annually, commensurate with your education and job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity, annual bonus dependent on team and company performance, and a 6% (non-match) RRSP contribution.

You will have a CAD $1,500 annual Active Lifestyle Allowance, annual vacation, opportunity for flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities, and comprehensive health benefits. Scientific and technical mentorship is a priority. And you’ll find we prioritize teams and social groups to build community and connections across AbCellera.

About AbCellera

AbCellera is a global company that discovers and develops antibody-based medicines that help people live longer, happier, and more productive lives. We are focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients, both by advancing our internal pipeline of programs and partnering with companies that have novel science or innovative technology.

And it all starts with our team. We’ve built a place where people feel they are part of something bigger than themselves. A place that exists to push the limits of science and technology, and aims to bring better therapies to patients.

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.

To apply

Please submit your application through our website and refer to Job ID 23036 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.