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Principal Scientist/Associate Director Biologics

Abdera Therapeutics

Abdera Therapeutics

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2023
Who We Are

Abdera Therapeutics Inc. is a precision oncology company developing next-generation targeted radiation therapies- one of the most cutting-edge and highly promising areas of drug development. The company is built on a proprietary modular technology platform optimized for the delivery of radioisotopes to selectively destroy tumor cells while sparing healthy cells. Abdera is using this platform to enable the rapid development of a broad range of safe and efficacious therapies serving cancer patients with limited treatment options.

Abdera Therapeutics is growing rapidly and seeking key new team members who thrive at the cutting-edge of innovation. Come join us and be a part of the ground-breaking team set to unlock the power of targeted radiotherapy!

What We Look For

At Abdera Therapeutics, we are looking for curious and committed individuals who are ready for the opportunity to transform the way people living with cancer can be treated. We are relentless in our focus to offer new hope to families facing devastating diagnoses. We are in search of team members who work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues, respectfully engaging one another while collectively and inclusively tackling any challenges we may face. We are building an exciting and fast paced company passionate about discovering and developing tomorrow’s most innovative cancer therapies.

Salary Range CAD$ 135K - $165K

Job Summary

Abdera Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated and skilled leader in antibody discovery with a proven track record of antibody campaigns. This position will provide an exciting and dynamic opportunity to positively contribute to and lead research programs and teams developing next-generation targeted radiopharmaceutical therapies.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Scientific lead for therapeutic antibody discovery programs
  • Direct antibody program workflow, from discovery campaign initiation to lead candidate selection,
  • Contribute to project management - planning and resourcing
  • Supervise and train bench scientists, support with experimental design, data analysis and prioritisation of work
  • Participate in target selection and contribute to campaign design
  • Contribute intellectually to platform innovation
  • Prepare and present data presentations and reports
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams and liaise with CROs to efficiently and successfully deliver programs
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and embraces the ideas of others

Qualifications, Education & Experience

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, or related field, with minimum 10 years experience or equivalent
  • Industry experience with antibody discovery campaigns and characterisation essential
  • Experience supervising bench scientists essential

Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience with therapeutic antibody discovery, engineering and optimisation
  • Experience with numerous targets and antibody discovery platforms
  • Experience with high-throughput characterisation of antibodies from flow cytometry and affinity measurement to developability assays, and analysing data to aid lead candidate selection
  • Strong project management skills, including planning and scheduling scientific programs, and coordinating teams to achieve critical milestones
  • Experience with Benchling,Spotfire a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with a cross-functional teams
  • Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Abdera is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. At Abdera, we prohibit harassment of any kind and any form of discrimination including but not limited to discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This is applicable to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship

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