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Senior Research Associate, Antibody Discovery

Antibody Discovery | Emeryville, CA | Full Time | From $85,000.00 to $95,000.00 per year

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to contribute to OmniAb antibody discovery campaigns, from immunization to the best possible panel of therapeutic candidate antibodies. The position calls for strong technical skills, experimental design experience, and hands-on experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and assay development. Additionally, the role will involve coordinating experiments across a variety of projects, so effective communication skills and a collaborative nature are necessary.

This is an onsite position based out of our Emeryville headquarters. This role reports to the Senior Director, Antibody Discovery.

About OmniAbĀ®

OmniAb consists of dynamic and innovative scientists that employ a variety of novel platforms to support our partners in discovering next generation therapeutics. At the core of OmniAb is the ability to engineer animals to generate affinity matured human sequence antibodies for use in conventional and novel therapeutic formats. We leverage our proprietary animals with state-of-the-art technology in antigen design, immunization methods and high-throughput single B cell screening to facilitate discovery of best-in-class antibodies. Within OmniAb are also best-in-class capabilities for the discovery and screening in high value ion channel and transporter targets. We are looking for accomplished team players who are enthusiastic to contribute to the technological frontier of drug discovery, contribute to improving human health, and passionate in their desire to collaborate with partners to develop next generation therapeutics. See for more details about the exciting science being performed at OmniAb.


  • Execute high-throughput antibody discovery projects for partner and internal initiatives with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Prepare and communicate experimental data reports for partner and internal antibody discovery programs.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including biologists, engineers, and project managers.

  • Maintain accurate sample tracking, documentation, and reporting of experimental results, ensuring clear communication and actionable insights.

  • Support day-to-day operations, service, and troubleshooting.

  • Support and participate in scientific conferences.

  • Other duties as required.


  • BS in a relevant field and 5+ years of experience.

  • Alternatively, MS in a relevant field and 3+ years of experience.

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture.

  • Experience with techniques for antibody characterization such as ELISA, flow cytometry, and cellular assays.

  • Experience in molecular biology.

  • Experience in and thorough knowledge of experimental design, underlying scientific principles, and the ability to analyze and assess results independently.

  • Eagerness to learn new methods and apply knowledge to a steady stream of new projects with distinct goals.

  • Must demonstrate well-developed communication, record keeping, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience in antibody cloning and expression.


The company offers competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, as well as 401(k) Match, Stock Options, Bonus, and Paid Leave Time.

Additional Information:

  • All new hires are required to go through background and reference checks.

  • OmniAb is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets employer.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.

  • OmniAb celebrates the diversity of life and welcomes all individuals to apply.

Base Pay Range: $85,000 - $95,000/year

The pay range provided is an estimated base range for this role. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, education, and location. We also offer an excellent benefits program which includes a selection of Medical and Dental plans, and Life, AD&D and Short-Term Disability insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) with immediate Company match vesting, Company paid holidays, and more!

OmniAb, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.