July 11, 2024 Job ID: 23217

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 looking for a highly motivated Associate Research Scientist with a strong immunology and oncology background to join our team. This scientist will contribute to assessment and development of antibody-based oncology drug candidates so that we can move programs faster and with less risk to the clinic. We are looking for someone who has a passion for understanding how models can predict therapeutic action on human disease.

How you might spend your days: 

  • Liaising with cross-functional team members to execute in vivo pharmacology and pharmacodynamic studies in immuno-oncology and other disease indications
  • Contributing to the design and monitoring of in vivo study operations
  • Performing ELISA, MSD, and other molecular biology assays on study samples with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy
  • Developing new bioanalytical methods, optimizing workflows, and executing laboratory techniques related to tumour xenograft models
  • Collaborating with teammates to solve problems, analyze, interpret, and communicate data
  • Supporting laboratory management including keeping inventory of consumables and reagents
  • Overseeing sample management including sample receipt, organization, and archiving
  • Supporting investigational new drug and clinical trial applications 

We’d love to hear from you if: 

  • You are excited about the opportunity to work with teammates to bring innovative medicines to patients, and are known for your attention to detail, timelines, and creative thinking
  • You have a keen interest in oncology, immuno-oncology, and biologics drug development
  • You have a MSc in pharmacology, immunology, or related field, or a BSc with 2-5 years of wet lab experience in an academic or industry setting
  • You have proven interpersonal skills and create value on cross-functional teams
  • You have a strong understanding of the 3Rs and research ethics
  • You are genuinely curious, with demonstrated expertise with molecular biology and/or cell biology techniques
  • You enjoy a fast-paced work environment and are comfortable working independently to identify project needs then following that up by collaboratively constructing and implementing solutions

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:

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 23217 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.