Research Associate, Antibody Engineering

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 03, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Programmable DNA, the software of Life, is finally here! Twist Bioscience is developing a disruptive Synthetic DNA technology that will change the world, enabling widespread health and sustainability. Synthetic biologists will use our products to engineer how organisms produce cures to diseases, make everyday chemicals by using the atmosphere as the carbon source, enable plants to make their own fertilizers, and to create in-vivo diagnostics that alert us when we are sick, and many more applications.

We are seeking an outstanding,  innovative, and creative Research Associate to join our antibody discovery effort. This  Research Associate will play multiple roles within the Pharma group and will work within a team responsible for antibody discovery utilizing a number of in vitro display technologies, e.g. phage display, ribosome display, and yeast display.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, phage display panning, screening, and characterization
  • Plan, perform, analyze, and document laboratory experiments in support of antibody discovery
  • Evaluate and support the implementation of new technologies
  • Maintain laboratory instruments
  • Work collaboratively under aggressive timelines

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • Successful candidates will be independent and creative researchers, capable of experimental design, execution, and troubleshooting
  • Your educational background includes a B.S. or M.S.  in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related discipline
  • Motivation  to learn new  scientific techniques  and to work in a team  environment is necessary
  • Ability  to think  outside the  box is key

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some relevant industry experience in  antibody discovery is a plus
  • Strong  desire to  work in a dynamic  start-up environment is  essential
  • Ability  to multitask  and thrive in  a fast-paced and  challenging environment  
  • Strong  organization  skills and proficiency  in computer skills including  various databases
  • Excellent  oral/written  communication and  interpersonal skills  a must
  • Extensive experience with ELISA assays
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and planning
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Additionally, experience with cell culture, cell-based assays, bioinformatics, and general molecular biology skills are highly desired

About Twist Bioscience

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. Our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at

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