Research Associate I-II, Protein Biochemist

Research Bothell, Washington



We have an exciting opportunity for a protein biochemist/chemist to participate in advancing our antibody drug conjugate technology in the Protein Sciences Department at Seagen. We seek an individual who will enjoy working at the bench in a collaborative fashion alongside scientists with a variety of backgrounds and specialties. This position will allow an entry or mid-level research associate to contribute to new antibody-drug conjugate-based research programs

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and characterization of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) using established and experimental expression and conjugation methodologies and analytical techniques, including HPLC and mass spectrometry analysis
  • Analysis of antibody/antigen binding interactions through cell-based (FACS) and non cell-based (ELISA, BLI) assays
  • Designing and implementing novel protein conjugation and antibody engineering strategies to advance ADC technology
  • Working collaboratively with other scientists and departments on ADC-based research projects
  • Preparation of critical reagents

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in protein chemistry, bioconjugation, cell-based assay development, and/or analytical biochemistry is greatly desired
  • Hands on experience and a good understanding of protein chemistry, protein purification, and protein characterization
  • Experience with antibody binding assays and analyses including FACS, ELISA, and/or BLI
  • Experience working with and safe handling of cytotoxic compounds
  • Ability to write and edit macros in Microsoft Excel would be beneficial
  • Good communication and organizational skills and the ability to interface constructively with other scientists
  • Desire to learn new techniques and be at the cutting edge of bioconjugation technologies

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit 

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.