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Senior Research Associate I, Protein Sciences

Protein Sciences | Emeryville, CA | Full Time | From $98,000.00 to $108,000.00 per year

Job Description

About OmniAb

OmniAb provides our pharmaceutical industry partners access to the most diverse antibody repertoires and cutting-edge screening technologies to enable discovery of next-generation therapeutics. We leverage our state-of-the-art technologies to facilitate the discovery of best-in-class antibodies. Within OmniAb are also core capabilities for the discovery and screening of high-value ion channel and transporter targets.

OmniAb consists of dynamic, collaborative, and innovative team members that are passionate about contributing to the technological frontier of drug discovery and to the advancement of global human health. Together, with our partners, we are enabling the discovery of next-generation therapeutics.

About This Role

We’re seeking a Senior Research Associate I, Protein Sciences, who will be responsible for antigen and antibody expression, purification, engineering, and characterization. The Protein Sciences team focuses on high quality reagent production (protein or mRNA-LNPs) for immunization, screening and downstream characterization. This individual will collaborate with Antibody Discovery, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Discovery Systems teams. The ideal candidate has strong technical skills and hands-on experience in molecular biology, protein engineering, and antibody developability assessment. This position will involve coordinating experiments across various internal and external projects, so strong communication and collaboration skills are a must.

This role reports to the Director, Protein Sciences.

This is an onsite position based out of our Emeryville headquarters. This is a full-time position, and the working hours are 8am-5pm PT.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform gene cloning, antibody and protein expression, purification, and optimization for antibody discovery projects.
  • Collaborate with internal team members on lab operations and workflow.
  • Support and participate in scientific conferences.
  • Other duties as required.

What You Bring

  • BSc in Protein Sciences or another relevant field and 5+ years of experience.
    • Alternatively, MSc in Protein Sciences or another relevant field and 3+ years of experience.
  • Experience in molecular biology, including primer design and gene cloning.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, protein expression, and antibody expression.
  • Laboratory experience in protein/antibody purification using various chromatography techniques (e.g. affinity, IEX, CEX, SEC, RP).
  • 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 Have

  • Experience with techniques for antibody characterization such as Tm, Tagg, DLS, CE-SDS, cIEF, and N-glycan profiling.

Our total rewards package includes an annual base compensation, target bonus, equity, refresh grants, ESPP, comprehensive health plans, immediate 401k matching, PTO, sick leave, paid parental leave, commuter benefits, wellness stipend, education reimbursement and more!

The base compensation range for this position is $98,000 - $108,000 per year. The range provided is an estimate. Actual compensation may vary based on skills, experience, education, location, and other factors permitted by law.

At OmniAb, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for everyone. We welcome a variety of experiences, skills, and perspectives within our organization and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we will consider all qualified applicants based on merit and business need. We do not discriminate due to any non-merit-based factors or legally protected classes under federal, state, or local law.