Scientist II, Antibody Engineering [JC-1341]


San Carlos, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 01/01/2021
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  • Company Address: 530 Harbor Blvd., Belmont, CA, 94002

About LakePharma

LakePharma is the leading US-based biologics contract research, development, and manufacturing organization (CRDMO).

Job Description


Position Summary

LakePharma is a leading biologics company with integrated solutions for antibody discovery. We are a  seeking a talented individual to join our growing Antibody Engineering Team as a Scientist II. In this role, you will leverage your expertise in display technologies, biochemical assay design, and bacterial protein expression and purification to discover novel antibodies. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize phage or yeast surface display methodologies to discover novel antibodies or engineer existing antibodies to improve their functional activities.
  • Use state-of-the-art phage display methodologies and high throughput ELISA-based and FACS-based screening. 
  • Perform kinetic characterization and epitope binning of monoclonal antibodies or antibody fragments using BLI (Octet)
  • Plan, execute, and deliver on projects, which may be performed in parallel
  • Identify and promptly troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Regularly communicate results to company supervisors       
  • Follow SOP’s and record and report deviations
  • Maintain detailed lab records and perform electronic data entry using proprietary software
  • Participate in procurement of materials
  • Perform or oversee routine maintenance on instruments and equipment
  • M.Sc. with 7+ years of experience or Ph.D. with 4+ years of experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related field is required
  • Phage display experience is required
  • Extensive experience in ELISA based screening is required
  • Knowledge of DNA sequence analysis software is required
  • Proficient with FACS analysis
  • Experience with SPR/BLI 
  • Excellent attention to detail, record keeping, and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Strong ability to manage work with minimal supervision

Physical requirements

  • Work is performed in an office and laboratory environment with exposure to electrical office equipment, biological and chemical hazards, and cryogenic material. 
  • This position requires long periods of sitting or standing for extended periods of time; prolonged standing for more than 2 hours may be required.  
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Light to moderate lifting and transfer objects with a maximum lift of 30 lbs, on a regular basis, bend, stoop, kneel, and do repetitive tasks.


This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities. The employer reserves the right to revise key functions of this position at any time. 

LakePharma is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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