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Senior Scientist/ Associate Director

Company: AlivaMab Discovery Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

US-CA-San DiegoID: 2020-1388Category: Research & DevelopmentOverview

AlivaMab Discovery Services ("ADS") seeks an outstanding individual with strong experience leading therapeutic antibody discovery projects for the position of Senior Scientist / Associate Director located in San Diego. This candidate should be a motivated team player, able to handle multiple projects while working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, to discover the next generation of breakthrough antibody drugs. The Senior Scientist / Associate Director will report to the VP of R&D and work closely with the Antibody Discovery and Protein Sciences teams.

ADS combines deep expertise and innovative technologies for the rapid discovery and development of superior antibody therapeutics. The company has developed a highly optimized fully-integrated antibody therapeutic discovery and development platform that leverages the AlivaMab Mouse technology and the ADS team's expertise to deliver diverse panels of highly characterized fully human antibody leads in unparalleled timelines. We seek talented, experienced, and enthusiastic people to join our team as we build a premier organization to meet and exceed the expectations of partners conducting antibody therapeutic discovery and development. The successful applicant will be a key contributor in a fast-growing team dedicated to delivering superior therapeutic antibody candidates that will improve outcomes for patients.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Antibody lead generation to support biologics programs using immunization-based technologies across multiple therapeutic areas
    • Manage multiple discovery projects at different phases, simultaneously
      • Interact with clients and prepare and report scientific updates
        • Organization of day to day experiments and timely updating of experimental files
          • Remain up-to-date on advanced technologies for antibody discovery and actively apply new concepts as appropriate to continuously improve functional area capabilities


            • PhD in biology, biochemistry, immunology and familiar with antibody therapeutic discovery and development
            • At least 6 years of relevant industry experience
              • Expertise in antibody discovery, such as hybridoma generation or B-cell cloning in a drug discovery setting
              • Previous experience, or strong interest in managing direct reports with a proven track record of developing careers
                • Experience communicating scientific and/or technical concepts with an emphasis on commercial applications
                  • Experience with multiple immunization strategies and antibody discovery platforms
                    • Outstanding presentation and communication skills
                    • Experience leading antibody discovery projects, will be a hands-on manager of direct reports and may need to work at the bench as needed is preferred
                      • Assay development experience, stable cell line generation/cell sorting, general cell and molecular biology skills is preferred

                        The successful applicant should be prepared to work in a high-energy, goal- and timeline-driven environment. Good internal and external collaborative abilities are required, including excellent listening and creative problem solving. The successful applicant will be high functioning in an environment dedicated to exceptional quality and integrity. Excellent communication skills and being able to present in front of external audiences is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and GraphPad Prism is required.

                        AlivaMab Discovery Services is a privately held technology company with a highly optimized fully-integrated antibody therapeutic discovery and development platform that combines deep expertise and innovative technologies for the rapid discovery and development of superior antibody therapeutics in unparalleled timelines. The team has executed over 200 discovery projects that have yielded several dozen antibody drug candidates in clinical trials. ADS delivers diverse panels of high affinity antibody therapeutic candidates, with extensive molecular and epitope diversities, functional and kinetic characterization, and superior developability profiles. The integrated platform leverages proprietary technologies and spans from collaboratively designing the discovery plan to generation of immunogens, development of functional screening assays, to delivery of fully human therapeutic antibodies that have been optimized for developability.

                        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, 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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