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Associate Scientist/Scientist (Protein Science)

Cambridge, MassachusettsFull-time
About the Job
Associate Scientist/Scientist (Protein Science)

The Role: 
We are looking for a motivated Associate Scientist or Scientist to expand and diversify the capacity of our protein science team focusing on antibody therapeutic discovery. The individual will support HiFiBiO’s preclinical antibody drug discovery programs for antibody production and purification. The candidate is expected to generate high-quality data and to thoroughly document experimental results in a timely manner, enabling efficient project progression. Successful candidate will work closely with Project Leaders and the Protein Science team to characterize diverse antibody formats and modalities. The candidate will also collaborate with disease biology, in vivo biology, single-cell sequencing, and bioinformatics teams for the successful execution of HiFiBiO’s drug discovery programs. 

The selected individual must have demonstrated, hands-on expertise in the following areas:
  • Construction of expression vectors, expression and production of antibodies, antibody fragments, and proteins using transient and stable mammalian cells.
  • Purification of antibodies, antibody fragments, and proteins using various chromatographic processes.
  • Characterization of antibodies and proteins using SDS-PAGE, HPLC, ELISA, Octet and/or SPR is a plus.
  • Screening of antibodies from phage/yeast display library as needed.
  • Managing lab's plasmids, antibodies and engineered cell lines.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • BS/MS in Molecular/Cell biology/Biochemistry or related field with two or more years of experience and demonstrated success with antibody/Protein production and purification
  • Hands-on experience in the following areas: molecular biology techniques including plasmid construction, RT-PCR & PCR, and sequence analysis; in vitro analytical techniques for antibody/protein characterization (e.g., SDS-PAGE, SEC);  flow cytometry and FACS analysis
  • Familiarity with data analysis software, such as Microsoft Office and GraphPad Prism, FlowJo, and sequence analysis tools
  • Ability to write and execute a technical/experimental plan and draft SOPs
  • Diligence and accuracy in recording data in the company Electronic Lab Notebook system
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work within a team environment

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter briefly stating why your skills set would suit the job and your reasons for applying as well as your CV.  All CVs will be reviewed at our earliest availability.
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About HiFiBiO Therapeutics

HiFiBiO Therapeutics is an emerging multinational company mobilizing the human immune system to combat disease and transform patient care. We integrate deep-rooted biological expertise, apply advanced single-cell profiling technologies and leverage open-innovation strategies to accelerate the development of a repertoire of innovative antibody drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disorders. HiFiBiO fosters a fast-paced and engaging work environment, providing high growth opportunities to our employees to learn new skills and tackle new challenges on a daily basis.