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Research Associate I/II, Protein Chemistry
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Seattle Genetics | Bothell, WA
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Job Description


We have an opportunity for a protein biochemist to participate in advancing our antibody drug conjugate technology in the Protein Sciences Department. 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-level research associate to contribute to new antibody-drug conjugate-based research programs


* Preparation and characterization of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) using established and experimental conjugation methodologies and analytical techniques, including HPLC and mass spectrometry analysis
* Management of high-throughput conjugation of new chemotypes
* Optimizing and implementing automated efficiencies to streamline early stage discovery
* Working collaboratively with other scientists and departments on ADC-based research projects
* Preparation of critical reagents

Required Skills:

* B.S. or M.S. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field with 1+ years of laboratory experience in an industrial or academic setting
* Experience in protein chemistry, bioconjugation, and/or analytical biochemistry is preferred
* The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience and a good understanding of protein purification and characterization
* Experience working with and safe handling of cytotoxic compounds would be helpful
* 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, Seattle Genetics 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 Seattle Genetics, please visit www.seattlegenetics.com.

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

About Seattle Genetics

Seattle Genetics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing monoclonal antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease. The Company has a worldwide collaboration agreement with Genentech, Inc. to develop and commercialize the product candidate SGN-40. It also has two other product candidates in clinical trials, SGN-33 and SGN-35, and several lead preclinical product candidates including SGN-70, SGN-75 and an anti-CD19 antibody-drug conjugate (ADC). In addition to its internal pipeline, the Company has ADC license agreements with a number of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies including Genentech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation, CuraGen Corporation, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and MedImmune Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca PLC, as well as an ADC co-development agreement with Agensys Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma. (Source: 10-K)