Research Associate I/II, Protein Chemistry

Bothell, WA, United States
Jun 18, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We have an opportunity for a protein biochemist to participate in advancing our antibody drug conjugate technology in the Protein Sciences Department. We seek an individual who will enjoy working at the bench in a collaborative fashion alongside scientists with a variety of backgrounds and specialties. This position will allow an entry-level research associate to contribute to new antibody-drug conjugate-based research programs

  • Preparation and characterization of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) using established and experimental conjugation methodologies and analytical techniques, including HPLC and mass spectrometry analysis
  • Management of high-throughput conjugation of new chemotypes
  • Optimizing and implementing automated efficiencies to streamline early stage discovery
  • Working collaboratively with other scientists and departments on ADC-based research projects
  • Preparation of critical reagents

Required Skills:
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field with 1+ years of laboratory experience in an industrial or academic setting
  • Experience in protein chemistry, bioconjugation, and/or analytical biochemistry is preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience and a good understanding of protein purification and characterization
  • Experience working with and safe handling of cytotoxic compounds would be helpful
  • Ability to write and edit macros in Microsoft Excel would be beneficial
  • Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to interface constructively with other scientists
  • Desire to learn new techniques and be at the cutting edge of bioconjugation technologies

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.