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Scientist Antibody Discovery - Lead Selection and Characterization Burnaby Canada,  

Amgen (company)

Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. 
  • As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. 
  • Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. 
  • This team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced researcher to help us advance our therapeutic antibody discovery efforts.
  • The incumbent will complement an innovative group with a strong track record of success in pioneering novel antibody-based therapeutics to treat grievous illnesses. 
  • The role will be laboratory-based, supporting multiple diverse therapeutic discovery programs, in addition, to bringing forward crucial new concepts and techniques to identify therapeutic candidates with extreme functional design goals. 
  • An essential part of this role is a demonstrated competency with in vitro selection technologies such as Phage display, Yeast display or Mammalian display with fundamental scientific strengths in protein biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.  
  • This role will also be involved in assay development and design, scientific analysis, problem solving and creativity. 
  • Canadian and international applicants will be considered.

Basic Qualifications
  • PhD in a scientific discipline
  • Master s degree in a scientific discipline and 4 years of scientific experience
  • Bachelor s degree in a scientific discipline and 6 years of scientific experience
  • 2 years  experience in one or more antibody discovery technologies (e.g. hybridoma, phage display, B cell recovery (SLAM), nanoscale screening, gel microdrop, NGS, etc.)
  • Assay development supporting large molecule screening

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of FACS based binding assays and analysis
  • 3+ years' relevant post-doctoral research or equivalent industry experience in therapeutic antibody discovery field.
  • Proficiency in screening characterization platforms; Biacore, ForteBio, etc.
  • Large molecule discovery and development experience
  • Demonstrated Group management/leadership experience
  • Experience in a working environment requiring strong inter-personal and communication skills across a broad range of audiences including senior scientists and leaders throughout an organization
  • A consistent record of scientific achievement including innovation, collaboration and publication.
  • Experience in a role requiring strong problem solving and scientific skills
  • IP creation

About us:
  • Our company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. 
  • Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. 
  • Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview.


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