Senior Research Associate I, In Vitro Pharmacology

September 19 2023
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Pharmacy,
Vancouver, BC • Full time

Company Description
Zymeworks is a publicly listed (NASDAQ:ZYME) clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation, bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer. Zymeworks' suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Why Work With Us

Nothing is more critical to our success than the quality of our team. The work we do is meaningful and impactful - we care about each other as well as the patients we serve. We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Zymeworks is proudly headquartered in our brand new, net-zero facility located in the vibrant Main St biotech hub of Vancouver, BC, with operations in Bellevue, WA, Dublin, Ireland, Singapore and the Bay Area.

Work Requirement

This role will be based out of our Vancouver office and is full time onsite.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans and performs advanced experiments following established protocols.
  • Troubleshoots methods and suggests novel and impactful changes to methods.
  • Independently analyzes data using software including Excel, GraphPad Prism, FlowJo and authors electronic lab notebook entries.
  • Independently interprets results, identifies and prioritizes next steps and presents findings to the team.
  • May design animal studies and co-ordinate activities with external contract research organizations.
  • Contributes to project planning, timeline projections and coordination of activities with other functional groups.
  • Seeks to understand ongoing projects through extensive attention to scientific literature and internally generated data.
  • Maintains inventory databases.
  • Reviews work of team members for thoroughness and completeness.
  • May train and/or supervise junior staff and co-op students.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean, neat, organized and operational lab.
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with scientific standards, OH&S regulations and established policies and practices.
  • May co-author or author scientific papers.
  • Actively works to foster an environment of effective and collaborative working relationships amongst employees, management, and external partners.

Education and Experience

  • Requires a BSc in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 5 years' related experience, or MSc and an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in inflammation and autoimmunity assays and mouse models will be an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a high paced, fast changing environment.
  • Critical observation skills and strong statistical analysis capability.
  • Excellent oral, presentation and scientific/technical writing skills.

Advanced knowledge and proficiency in the following lab techniques:

  • Flow cytometry
  • Immunophenotyping
  • Immune cell culture
  • Immune cell separation
  • Reporter Gene Assays
  • Mammalian tissue culture
  • qPCR
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • General knowledge of antibody structure/function
  • General knowledge of inflammation

Total Rewards

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, which includes competitive salaries, generous benefits, an outstanding work environment, and excellent opportunities for professional growth. We regularly benchmark our compensation against leading biotechnology companies in our geographies.

Our team enjoys:

  • Industry leading vacation and paid time off
  • Excellent health and wellness benefits
  • Zymelife health and wellness benefits
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
  • Matching country specific pension savings program
  • Employee Share Purchase Program
  • Employee Equity Program

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.

NOTE TO AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our recruiting partners. We only accept resumes from those partners who have been contracted with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.

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