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Tips for Job Seekers From Our Hiring Team

By Haley Assner on 7/31/20 9:15 AM

Abveris is hiring and we want to help you get the job! Here are some guidelines from our hiring team to help you make your application stand out. Then, head over to our career page to apply!

The Job Search: CLICK TO APPLY

Online job postings receive floods of applications because of the convenience of applying through the internet. While applying to Abveris, please make sure to submit all required materials (incomplete applications not considered). It's important to follow up on positions that spark your interest. If you apply to Abveris and haven't heard back from us, contact us via phone or email.  Advocate for yourself and be patient while awaiting a response. 

Resume

Tailor your resume to the application and format it so that it is easy to read. We receive many applications and want to be able to identify key information quickly. Use a professional email address, a professional font like Times New Roman or Arial, and use action words in the past tense to describe your previous work experiences. Avoid using phrases like "responsibilities include" or words like "tries." Instead, use action words like "established," "prepared," "improved," etc.

"The most important tool you have on a resume is language" -Jay Samit

Cover Letter

Address specific reasons why you want to work at Abveris and directly indicate how your strengths align with our mission. Read through the job description and use your cover letter to explicitly show that you demonstrated each of the skills the job description lists. The same job experience can be used to illustrate vastly different abilities, depending on how you explain it.

The Interview

We hire people who make us excited to come to work. Interviews allow our team the opportunity to decide whether there is a good fit. We asked our team to list a few tips for our interviewees. Here's what they said:

  • Let your excitement for the job and the company shine! Research the company before your interview, test your understanding of the role, and brainstorm questions.  
  • Show us how your job experiences have prepared you to help bring our team to the next level. In your opinion, where are you strongest, and how can we best support you?
  • Help us understand what drives you as a person. Don't be afraid to show your personality! We are a small, tight-knit team, and we like to have fun together.

Buoyancy

Though stressful, job hunting can be a time of great excitement. Don't get discouraged on your journey to a new career. Our team values persistence, and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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A Message From Abveris Creator Garren Hilow on the Promotion of Tracey Mullen to CEO

By Garren Hilow on 7/13/20 8:00 AM

When a leader has the innate ability to help those around them become better, stronger all while focusing on the future, those abilities are rewarded.

That is why, effective today, Tracey Mullen will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Abveris. This change allows me to focus more on strategic partnerships and business development as Chief Business Officer. This decision was entirely my -own and, as the primary business owner of Abveris, a choice I believe is the right direction for our company.

During Tracey’s tenure at Abveris she has been responsible for increasing our average monthly revenue by 160%, more than doubling our company headcount, and co-leading the implementation of the Beacon B cell screening platform. A native of Connecticut, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical-Biological Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and her Executive Masters of Business Administration from Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Abveris is a scientific company and should be led by an elite scientist. With a strong focus on cutting-edge science and engineering, we at Abveris have the ability to change the future of medicine. We are now on a path to ensure this is our legacy. As we move out of the startup stage it is time for a new leader who has the skills I deem most valuable for our future: scientific knowledge, operational excellence and courage.

Tracey is the most capable, talented, courageous and emotionally intelligent professional I have ever had the opportunity to know. She has earned the respect of everyone on our team and every one of our partners.  She is one of those rare leaders who makes everyone around her stronger and better — the rising tide that lifts all boats, not just a select few.

She is a glowing example of the next generation of leadership: a combination of subject matter expertise and sharp business acumen. There is a significant yet rare advantage in a leader like Tracey, who possesses an extensive understanding of our industry’s business operations as well as the intricate, technical details of our company’s work on the front lines.

I believe that a CEO should be the personification of her company’s brand. Tracey is Abveris personified: smart, hardworking, science-forward, deeply committed to success and fiercely competitive. I can’t think of a better embodiment of our premium, elite, yet approachable brand. Abveris has worked for years to hone the right brand, in the right market, with the right offering at the right time. Now that we have the right leader for the next phase of our company growth, we will move with more precision towards the opportunities that await us. 

Our business is, and has always been, to make quality biologic drugs. The antibodies we deliver will help cure disease and increase the quality of life globally. It is imperative that we continue to push ourselves as an organization to do the best job we possibly can so we can help make the world a better, healthier place. With Tracey making organization-wide decisions, Abveris will continue successfully fulfilling our mission to deliver the next generation of life-saving therapies.

In health and to our future,

Garren Hilow

Chief Business Officer, Creator, Owner

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Now Hiring: Join Our Lab or Business Development Team

By Ryan Kelly on 10/19/19 1:59 PM

October 19, 2019 – Are you a team player looking for an exciting new challenge at a growing company? Visit our careers page today to learn about our open positions in our laboratory and business development teams.

Do you think you have the right attitude and the right experience to join our team, but the jobs we've posted don't look quite right for you? We welcome your application. Apply as an "antibody enthusiast" today!

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Meet the Team: Colby Souders

By Matthew Bartolucci on 10/8/19 7:08 AM

ColbySouders October 8, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Colby Souders 
CSO
Q: What excites you about science?

A: We discover something new every day. Our purpose is to find something novel or better than its predecessor, and if we can do that, we improve many future lives. 

Q: What’s your favorite fun fact?

A: I am decidedly not a traveler (anyone who knows me would agree), yet I've been to three continents and lived in four different states. Go figure.  

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: Spending time with friends and family.

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A: Every time someone learns or does something new, there's an overwhelmingly positive response. This is the best part of being at a growing company. 

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Meet the Team: Haley Wagner

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 10/1/19 8:09 AM

HaleyWagner October 1, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Twice a week, tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Haley Wagner
Research Associate 
Q: What excites you about science?

A: I’m excited by how you can use science to help people and cure illnesses, the endless possibilities, the creativity aspect combined with the critical thinking aspect, understanding how things work, and discovering and learning new things constantly.

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Kindness is contagious.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to cook, bake (and decorate), crafts and DIY, adventure with my chameleon, crossfit, run, hike, and explore state parks, blog, research/read about scientific topics and journal articles to improve my understanding and to be able to think of my own experiments, spend time with my Nana and Papa, guitar, hiking, biking, sell painted shells for charity, throw knives, and sew.

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A: It's really hard to choose just one. My favorite part of Abveris is working with such incredible people. I have a favorite memory with each person specifically, but my favorite memory as a group is the company party because I got to introduce my blood family to my work family. The coolest things I have done is a tie between getting the opportunity to attend and present at PEGS, getting to decorate the lab/office areas, when we troubleshoot and are able to get good sequence results from a difficult clone, and I'm extra excited about being able to contribute to develop ion channel antibodies.

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Meet the Team: Garren Hilow

By Matthew Bartolucci on 8/29/19 10:26 AM

GarrenHilow-1 August 29, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Garren Hilow
CEO
Q: What excites you about science?

A: The direct application of biology to improve the health of people is very exciting and it's what we do here every day.

Q: Share a fun fact about you?

A: I once made extra money in college by selling balloon animals in the Downtown Crossing T station.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to spend time with my wife and young son, mountain biking, and fishing.

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A: We have made a few antibodies that have gone on to be leads for our partners and have gone on to clinical trials. That direct application of our work to improving the health of our fellow humans is the coolest work I've done in my life.

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CSO of Abveris, Colby Souders, Ph.D., to Present at Discovery On Target 2019

By Ryan Kelly on 8/22/19 9:07 AM

August 22, 2019 – Boston, MA – Representatives from Abveris will attend the 17th Annual Discovery On Target Conference, September 16-19, 2019, in Boston, MA. Colby Souders, Chief Scientific Officer of Abveris, will serve as chairperson for the Antibody Engineering and Development Forum and present "Screening Tools for Early Prediction of Development and Clinical Success" at 3:40PM on Thursday, September 19. An abstract for the presentation is listed below.

Click here to schedule an appointment with the Abveris team during the conference.
Abstract:

As industry-wide advancements in antibody drug discovery continue to push toward larger panels of candidates for early-stage characterization, more efficient identification of lead molecules through enhanced screening resolution is required. Integrating tools and methods into the overall characterization workflow enables reliable, high throughput selection of lead candidates more effectively than alternative traditional techniques. Comparisons across platforms, including traditional ELISA, flow cytometry, Octet and in vivo studies will be presented that provide enhanced prediction of downstream development and clinical success.

About Discovery On Target:

The 17th Annual Discovery on Target (DOT), the industry’s preeminent event on novel drug targets and technologies, will convene over 1,300 drug discovery professionals in Boston, MA, on September 16-19, 2019. This event highlights advances in current and emerging “hot” targets and technologies, as well as target validation strategies for the discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents, ranging from biologics to small molecules.

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Meet the Team: Jen Walker

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 8/6/19 10:30 AM

JenWalker August 6, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Twice a week, tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Jen Walker 
Associate Director of Antibody Discovery Operations 
 
Q: What excites you about science?

A: Science helps us interrogate and understand our world, and by its very nature uncovers more questions with each answer. What could be cooler than that?!

 

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.



Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: In my free time I spend time with my family and friends, work in my gardens, and volunteer as an advocate for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's Disease.

 

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A: I am very new to Abveris but it's already been a lot of fun! Here's a shout-out to the arrival of the Beacon, the barbeques, hibachi lunches and the on-going Corn Hole tournament (which has proved itself to be epic).

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Meet the Team: Brendan Greamo

By Matthew Bartolucci on 7/12/19 11:04 AM

BrendanGreamo July 12, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Twice a week, tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Brendan Greamo

Research Associate 

Q: What excites you about science?

A: I love understanding how things work, and watching this understanding be used to gain an even better grasp of how nature works. 

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Birds are dinosaurs.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to feed my salamander and play basketball.

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A:  The coolest thing I have done is to generate Abveris' largest ever batch of purified antibody... next stop:  1 gram!

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Meet the Team: Tracey Mullen

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 7/5/19 10:43 AM

TraceyMullen July 5, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Twice a week, tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Tracey Mullen
Chief Operating Officer

 

Q: What excites you about science?
A: The fact that the answer to most scientific questions is another question.

 

Q: Tell us a fun fact?

A: The hazelnut is actually not a nut, it's a seed.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like rock climbing and yoga (and hiking with a heavy backpack by default...crags tend to be far from civilization...)

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A: PEGS Boston 2019! Seeing so many members of our team present and representing Abveris was truly inspiring.

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