May 6, 2024 Job ID: 23181

AbCellera is breaking the barriers of conventional antibody discovery to bring better medicines to patients, sooner. Our engine integrates expert teams, technology, and facilities with the data science and automation needed to propel antibody-based medicines from target to clinic with precision and speed.

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to join the Formulation Development team within Process Development at AbCellera. In this position, based in beautiful Vancouver, the you will be responsible for establishing laboratory workflows and best practices for formulation and drug product process development and clinical in-use studies.

How you might spend your days

  • Supporting formulation and drug product development for monoclonal antibodies or related biotherapeutic antibodies
  • Establishing laboratory workflows and drafting best practices for the Pharmaceutical Development function to ensure that work is performed efficiently and in a scientifically sound manner
  • Generating high quality data and technical reports in support of pharmaceutical development, GMP-enabling stability studies and regulatory filings
  • Aggregating and presenting data to stakeholders within Pharmaceutical Development and across the CMC organization
  • Authoring technical reports to support regulatory submissions
  • Contributing to CMC technical teams in the form of investigation support, data generation, interpretation, and presentation
  • Collaborating with our Research organization on pre-formulation studies to support evaluation of preclinical drug candidates.
  • Researching and evaluating technological advances in the field of analytical chemistry
  • Connecting scientific experimental design and execution to key business objectives
  • Providing technical and tactical leadership for the Formulation Development team

We'd love to hear from you

  • If you have a Ph.D. or M.Sc. and 2+ years of experience, or B.Sc. and 2-5+ years of experience 
  • If you have experience working in areas of therapeutic biophysical and biochemical protein characterization, protein analytics, and/or formulation development in either academia or biotechnology 
  • if you have strong data and time organization/management skills; proficiency in multi-tasking
  • If you have proficiency working with data acquisition platforms such as Empower, Compass, 32Karat, etc is a plus
  • If you have familiarity with electronic lab notebooks (Ex. Benchling), experimental data capture, and the associated 21 CFR part 11 compliance requirements
  • if you are an innovator and ready to help new approaches to the discovery and development of therapeutics
  • If you have a strong desire to support early antibody discovery work by developing ways to improve and speed up the discovery to CMC development to GMP manufacturing paradigm
  • if you have knowledge of regulatory filings such as INDs, BLAs, IMPDs, etc

What we offer

AbCellera’s hiring range for this role is CAD $60,500 - $75,600 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

At AbCellera, we find the next generation of therapeutic antibodies. To succeed, we have created innovative solutions at every step - custom antigen preparation and immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation - leaving no stone unturned and revolutionizing how scientists can explore natural antibody diversity and the scale at which they can do 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. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

We’re an ambitious company with state-of-the-art discovery tools 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 innovators working together to solve the toughest problems. 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.