Scientist, Antibody Engineering & Design

94063, Redwood City
Aug 10, 2018
Req 82
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Atreca is a dynamic biotechnology company located in Redwood City, California, applying its Immune Repertoire Capture® (IRC™) technology to discover and develop novel cancer immunotherapeutics. By profiling the clinically relevant, active B cell responses of patients, we are building a portfolio of tumor-targeted antibodies.

We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial scientist to join our Antibody Engineering group. The successful candidate will become a key member of the research team, deeply involved in the engineering and optimization of antibodies identified from our IRC™ platform. Strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, creativity, flexibility, and attention to detail are very important for this position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Support antibody optimization using structure-based modeling and design
  •  Support antibody discovery using sequence analyses and developability assessments
  •  Design antibody variants and libraries to remove liabilities and enhance activity
  •  Develop computational modeling and design techniques as needed 
  •  Collaborate with antibody engineers, cancer biologists, and other scientists
  •  Contribute to patents, publications, and technical reports
  •  Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices


  •  PhD in bioengineering, biophysics, computational biology, chemical engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related discipline
  •  Significant experience with the Rosetta software suite for protein modeling and design
  •  Additional experience with MOE for protein modeling is preferred
  •  Experience with protein structure prediction, preferably antibody homology modeling
  •  Experience with computational design, preferably to improve stability or binding affinity
  •  Experience with recombinant antibody production from HEK293 or CHO is preferred
  •  Experience with yeast, phage, or mammalian display is a plus
  •  Experience with SPR or BLI is a plus
  •  Experience with in vitro developability assays is a plus
  •  Experience with cancer immunotherapy is a plus
  •  Track record of being innovative, adaptable, self-motivated, and scientifically rigorous
  •  Ability to work in a team, communicate effectively, prioritize tasks, and drive projects to completion

Exact title commensurate with experience. Atreca is an equal opportunity employer.