Lead, Biotherapeutic Analytics

  • Lead, Biotherapeutic Analytics
    Vancouver, BC (Full-Service Relocation Package)
    Exciting opportunity to join one of Canada’s most innovative biotech companies! Do you have 10+ years of expertise in analytical characterization of antibodies (or other protein therapeutics) and mass spectrometry? Do you also want to help tackle the toughest problems in drug development? This may be the role for you! Lock Search Group is pleased to present an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing tech company in the biotechnology industry. 
    Our client is looking for a Lead, Biotherapeutic Analytics to be based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are seeking a highly motivated scientist with demonstrated hands-on laboratory experience relevant to the analytical and biophysical characterization of antibodies and/or other therapeutic proteins. The ideal candidate is a self-directed scientist, a team-player who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with multiple competing priorities, and above all, someone who can learn and grow with the company.
    Are you currently not living in Vancouver but would be willing to relocate? Not a problem! Full-service relocation/immigration support provided, including:
    • Permanent Residency (PR) application
    • Work VISA application
    • Partnerships with realtors/ living agents
    • Relocation allowance, etc.
    What you will be doing:
    • Lead and manage antibody and other protein analytical characterization activities 
    • Expand and automate antibody characterization capabilities, including leveraging data science and machine learning
    • Lead the development and automation of early formulation, developability, and stability assessment workflows to drive lead selection
    • Prioritize and plan the execution of characterization requests
    • Improve request management and communication systems
    • Drive strong collaboration and communication across teams 
    • Work closely with CMC teams with the goal of accelerating the progression of lead candidate molecules from discovery into early development
    • Develop and implement standard operating procedures
    • Liaise with partners and communicate project updates and deliverables
    • Coach, mentor, and develop team
    • Stay scientifically current
    The experience you bring:
    • PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Structural Biology or related field 
    • 10+ years of related experience (with at least 5 years in biopharma or the biotechnology industries)
    • Experience in leadership/management 
    • Strong understanding of antibody sequence and structure as well as common modifications and degradation mechanisms
    • Expertise in detailed analytical characterization of antibodies or other protein therapeutics using mass spectrometry, analytical chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing, light scattering, or related techniques
    • Experience with antibody stability and developability assessment 
    • Experience working in a CMC organization, or familiarity with regulatory issues related to biologics quality would be an asset
    • Experience with automation and familiarity with antibody binding and other mechanistic data from SPR or related technologies would be an asset
    • Excellent decision-making, creativity, and troubleshooting skills
    • Strong attention to detail, excellent communication, documentation and technical writing skills
    • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team
    If you’re a biotherapeutic analytical leader who checks all the boxes, please apply today in confidence by directly emailing your resume to Brent Dodge (Recruitment Consultant), bdodge@locksearchgroup.com.


    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted. 
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