Research Scientist

Bothell, Washinton 98021
Salary + bonus + stock options + benefits
Oct 14, 2021
Research Scientist |Protein Engineering
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Sound Biologics is seeking a Senior Associate Scientist or Scientist or Senior Scientist with experience in molecular biology and protein sciences to join our Protein Engineering Group in Seattle area.  Sound Biologics is a clinical stage biotherapeutics company focused on development of novel therapies for treating cancers and autoimmune diseases. This position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic team that is creating and developing novel antibody-based technology platforms and therapeutics. The position will be focused on molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, bioassay efforts. The successful candidate should be familiar with general cell biology laboratory techniques, have a direct working knowledge regarding molecular biology and mammalian cell culture and bioassays, and be capable of working in a fast paced, collaborative environment.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Contribute as an integral member of an exciting clinical stage biotherapeutics company
  • Design/make constructs and produce diverse biologics including engineered and bifunctional / bispecific antibodies for characterization and preclinical therapeutic assessment
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Conduct bioassays to characterize biologics
  • Maintain an accurate and well-organized digital lab notebook and sample inventory
  • Independently design and execute experiments planned by the scientific team
  • Document and summarize experimental results and communicate findings to the
     scientific team
  • Proactively propose, identify, and execute ideas to push scientific projects forward
  • Problem solving---Identify problems with experiments and troubleshoot solutions
  • Ensure goals and objectives are met and aligned to the broader organizational goals and


  • B.S. or M.S. or Ph.D. degree in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering or related discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience for B.S. and M.S. degree, or 3 years of relevant experience for Ph.D. degree is required
  • Strong oral / written communication skills
  • Work effectively individually and cross-functionally as a part of a larger and diverse group
  • A strong background in molecular biology, protein production, and bioassays. Previous experience in protein/antibody engineering, cytokine biology is preferred
  • Knowledge of protein biochemistry and protein characterization techniques (SDS/PAGE, SEC, Mass Spec, etc.)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to pay close attention to details
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Flowjo)
  • Prior industry experience in therapeutic development is a plus
  • Prior experience with antibodies and flow cytometry-based assays is desired