Associate Scientist, Antibody Discovery Bioassay

Seattle, WA, United States
Apr 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Just is seeking a highly motivated and creative Associate Scientist that desires a significant opportunity to help invent the technologies required to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. This position will be part of a cross-disciplinary team discovering therapeutic antibodies from display libraries and optimization campaigns. The successful candidate will support the invention, design, and implementation of cell-based, functional bioassay and immunoassay methods to drive biotherapeutic development. A strong foundation in assay development, cell biology and molecular biology is required for this position, with additional experience in antibody discovery, target validation, in vivo PK models and automation preferred. This individual must also possess strong communication and collaboration skills, a desire to learn new scientific concepts and domains, and an ability to work directly with scientific staff across multiple disciplines.

  • Work independently and in teams to develop, implement, and routinely execute cell-based bioassays such as reporter assays, proliferation, signaling, internalization, cytotoxicity, immunogenicity and immunoassays
  • Perform mammalian cell culture, generate transient and stable cell line transfectants
  • Routinely utilize FACS, plate spectrophotometers and other appropriate instrumentation
  • Analyze, organize, summarize, and present data and results at department and project team meetings
  • Stay informed of science and technology developments in the field and suggest process improvements to team
  • Maintain a detailed and organized record of experiments in an electronic notebook

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • B.S./M.S. degree in life sciences, cellular/molecular biology, or other related discipline with 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with tissue culture, cell-based assays and immunoassays
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Possess effective task/time management organizational skills
  • Ability to work in small groups as well as independently

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with designing and constructing expression vectors
  • Experience with Sanger DNA sequencing data analysis
  • Experience in antibody discovery processes
  • Experience with liquid handling automation
  • Experience with functional assays using primary cells
  • Familiarity with target validation for antibody discovery, in vivo efficacy and PK models

About Just - Evotec Biologics

Just - Evotec Biologics, wholly-owned by Evotec SE, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Just's focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Our state-of-the-art labs and cGMP clinical manufacturing plant are co-located in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood - the center of Seattle's medical, global health, and technology industries and a noted top emerging life science hub in the U.S. Our fast-growing team of 200+ employees is expanding Just's innovative platform and footprint - building our first North American J.POD® commercial manufacturing facility in the Seattle area. For job opportunities, learn more at