Research Scientist, Biology

92037, La Jolla
Feb 08, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Mabwell Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated, independent and goal-oriented research scientist to join our growing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and performing biochemical and cell-based assays to enable Mabwell drug discovery programs. In addition, the candidate will contribute to the design/execution of in vivo studies to investigate the mechanism of action and to characterize PK/PD/efficacy of drug candidates. 


  • Design, plan and execute studies and experiments with minimum supervision
  • Develop and conduct cell-based functional assays to characterize drug candidates using assays such as reporter assays, ELISA, flow cytometry and RT-qPCR
  • Develop and execute in vivo studies to characterize PK/PD/efficacy of Mabwell drug candidates
  • Design and conduct in vitro/in vivo studies to investigate the mechanism of action of Mabwell drug candidates
  • Effectively communicate with protein engineering colleagues to ensure the availability of test material
  • Align literature research and experimental efforts with project goals and specific disease areas
  • Analyze, summarize and communicate data at team meetings
  • Drive discussions to actionable next steps
  • Writes and reviews manuscripts for publication
  • Other duties as needed for project advancement


  • PhD in Biology (or equivalent) with 1-3 years of relevant post-doctoral and/or industry experience; MS with minimum 5 years of experience in pharma/biotech environment
  • Proficient with sterile techniques and mammalian cell culture, including both established cell lines and culture of primary immune cells
  • Experienced in mouse handling, dosing and blood/tissue collection
  • Scientific background in immunology or neuroscience is highly desirable
  • Ability to multi-task/ prioritize and time management of daily activities
  • Flexibility with working on novel targets and various disease areas