Research Associate II

ADC Therapeutic Development Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC


Why Work for Us?

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We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a 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.

Zymeworks is seeking a motivated Research Associate I/II to assist in the development, validation, and performance of assays applied to the pharmacokinetic analysis of biologics. The Research Associate I/II will support cross-functional teams in an exciting environment that provides a rich exposure to multiple stages of drug development. This position will report to the Senior Research Associate, in Vivo Biology & PK. 

This position is based in Vancouver, BC in-office. 

As a condition of employment, Zymeworks requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide verification of such.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, optimize, and validate new analytical methods for the detection of antibody-based therapeutics
  • Perform ELISA and MSD testing with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy
  • Analyze data and prepare results for internal presentation
  • Contribute to the design of in vivo pharmacokinetic studies
  • Oversee sample management including sample receipt, organization, and archiving.  Maintain complete and accurate records throughout
  • Assist with method transfer to Zymeworks colleagues and to external partners and Contract Research Organizations
  • Maintain laboratory facilities and equipment in good working order
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with scientific standards, OS&H regulations and established Zymeworks’ policies and practices
  • Adhere to Zymeworks standard procedures for generating, documenting and archiving data. Maintain an accurate, up-to-date lab notebook or electronic notebook

Qualifications and Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Pharmaceutical Science, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or a related scientific discipline
  • Min. 1-3 years of relevant experience in a wet lab setting in either a pharmaceutical industry or academic research laboratory
  • Previous experience with ELISA is required
  • Experience with GLP and ELISA automation is an asset
  • Previous experiences with cell-based assays and/or protein analytics, including immunoprecipitation (IP), are an asset
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work, and meet deadlines
  • Capable of anticipating and recognizing potential problems within experimental designs and effectively communicating alternatives
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Must be able to work onsite in Vancouver, BC

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.