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Research Assistant:

Protein Analytics

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Overview

Abveris is Boston's premier antibody discovery company providing contract research services to the biopharma industry. Abveris applies advanced immunization methods combined with B cell screening and hybridoma-based antibody discovery technologies to provide comprehensive gene-to-antibody discovery services. Abveris is developing the next generation of biologics, cell therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in partnership with global leaders in biopharma.

Abveris is a division of Twist Bioscience that prides itself in integrity, teamwork, drive, innovation, and our partner’s successes in biologics development. We provide our hard-working team with a generous vacation policy, a matching retirement plan, and free lunch every day.

 

About

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our team and expand our bioanalytical department. Using state-of-the art technologies and workflows, this Research Associate would work with the Protein Analytics team to ensure project-specific deliverables are met across a diverse panel of discovery campaigns. The role would involve wet lab experimental design, execution, and data analysis for multiple custom antibody development projects incorporating various biologics assay formats.

 

Responsibilities

  • Developing, running, and troubleshooting antibody and protein purification (i.e., affinity and ion exchange chromatography)
  • Performing HPLC-based antibody characterization assays (i.e. SEC, HIC and CIC) and other molecular assessment tools (i.e. BVP ELISA, PSR and CSI-BLI)
  • Sample handling, sample inventory tracking and assisting with automation integration into the department
  • Concurrently execute multiple antibody discovery projects requiring wet lab activities, data analysis, report generation and preparation of deliverables
  • Record and communicate experimental details, draft reports, and deliver data with a high level of integrity and ethics

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific discipline required (Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering)
  • 1-3 years of prior laboratory experience strongly preferred, with priority toward experience in an industry setting
  • Strong knowledge of biologics characterization, preferably in recombinant protein purification, assay development and protein characterization
  • Previous experience with AKTA, HPLC, Hamilton and/or Octet instruments preferred
  • Direct experience with ELISA, SDS-PAGE, protein quantification and endotoxin assays
  • Ability to troubleshoot scientific processes
  • Ability to work independently, but also collaborate and effectively communicate within and across departmental teams
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to operate in a fast-paced and growing environment
 

Does this sound like you? Apply today.

Email your resume and cover letter to careers@abveris.com today. We look forward to hearing from you!