Scientist, Antibody Discovery - Molecular Biology

Seattle, WA, United States
May 21, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Just is seeking a highly motivated and creative 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 developing antibody libraries for discovery, therapeutic optimization, and high throughput characterization. A strong foundation in molecular biology and vector cloning is required for this position, with additional experience in phage display and/or bacterial protein expression strongly desired. 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 utilize libraries for antibody discovery and optimization
  • Design and execute antibody discovery campaigns using phage display to generate a diverse panel of antibodies
  • Perform mammalian cell culture and transient protein expression
  • Characterize antibody candidates via ELISA and/or other in vitro assays
  • Design and construct expression vectors using standard methodologies, such as PCR, Gibson Assembly, and ligation
  • Assist with the implementation and optimization of new technologies for more efficient and scalable workflows for antibody discovery
  • Maintain a detailed and organized record of experiments in an electronic notebook
  • Organize, summarize, and present data and results at department and project team meetings

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in life sciences, cellular/molecular biology, or other related discipline with 5+ years of experience, or M.S degree with 3+ years of experience
  • Expertise in standard molecular biology techniques (cloning, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, Sanger sequencing, plasmid isolation)
  • Hands-on experience in vector cloning, including primer design
  • Extensive experience working with DNA analysis software programs, such as Geneious, SnapGene, or Sequencher
  • 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 in phage display techniques
  • Experience in library design and construction
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and transient protein expression
  • Experience with NGS library construction and data analysis is strongly desired

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