Deerfield Management Companies

Senior Research Associate/ Scientist, Antibody Discovery

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(7/22/2021 1:51 PM)
# of Openings
Research & Development


AlivaMab Discovery Services, LLC (ADS) is recruiting for an outstanding Scientist with a strong background in cell biology and experience developing cell-based assays to support the successful discovery of fully human antibody drug candidates from the AlivaMab® Mouse platform.  This candidate should be a highly motivated team player, able to multitask in an exciting, fast-paced environment, working to discover the next generation of breakthrough antibody drugs.


Led by personnel with combined decades of experience in therapeutic antibody drug discovery and development, AlivaMab Discovery Services continues expanding its services in therapeutic antibody drug discovery in support of the biotech and pharma communities. You will be a key contributor in a team dedicated to delivering best-in-class therapeutic antibody candidates that will improve outcomes for patients.


Your primary responsibilities will involve the development of cell-based functional assays for antibody screening utilizing ELISA, Flow Cytometry and Octet-based systems.  You will be executing and delivering for projects and preparing written reports.  We are looking for independent and creative researchers that demonstrate initiative, who are capable of experimental design and execution, including troubleshooting.  You will work closely with other team members and leaders.  You will be able to effectively present and communicate concepts and results, both orally and in writing, to management and clients. 


Key Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in life sciences or related discipline or B.S., M.S. with three or more years' directly relevant experience
  • Experience in the design and development of cell-based assays to identify functional antibody candidates
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in tissue culture and multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA
  • Ability to efficiently work in team-based environment on challenging drug discovery projects utilizing high throughput cell culture and screening techniques
  • Experience using Octet system to determine antibody/protein kinetics and affinity is desirable
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem-solving, organizational and communication skills with the ability to multitask
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Graphpad Prism
  • Nice to have: previous experience in stable cell line generation, FACS sorting, protein purification/characterization and general molecular biology skills

AlivaMab Discovery Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.





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