Scientific Director, Biotherapeutic Design 

Location
Seattle, WA
Posted
Oct 04, 2021
Ref
REQ-03709
Hotbed
BioForest
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

Just is seeking a highly motivated and creative biotherapeutic design scientist with expert-level experience in biotherapeutic modality design, computational structural biology, and discovery-stage scientific project oversight. This scientist will help invent and apply antibody and protein therapeutic design technologies for application in the areas of antibody humanization, therapeutic modality design, antibody developability optimization, antibody discovery library designs, and therapeutic discovery analyses, both individually and as a team leader. The successful candidate will interface with expertise across therapeutic development including external and internal therapeutic areas, discovery, characterization, process development, and manufacturing. The successful candidate must also possess strong leadership, 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.

Examples of Potential Responsibilities:
•Work independently and in teams to develop, implement, and utilize biologics therapeutic design methods
•Work with external and internal clients on antibody therapeutic design and optimization projects
•Collaborate with and provide computational structural biology support for the Data Science team
•Aid in the design of antibody display libraries for discovery efforts
•Provide structural and bioinformatic support for discovery results
•Provide leadership both in a supervisory capacity and as part of a team
•Collaborate with scientific staff across multiple disciplines to accomplish goals

Requirements:
•Ph.D. with 10+ years biotherapeutic experience
•Strong experience in therapeutic antibody design and development
•Strong experience with computational structural biology platforms
•Strong drive toward innovation
•Ability to organize, analyze/interpret, and effectively communicate results
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Possess effective task/time management organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:
•Experience with the Molecular Operating Environment
•Experience in programming to solve focused needs
•Experience with interpretation of in vitro assay data

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