Job Details

Research Associate II, Assay Development

Research Associate II, Assay Development
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

Zymeworks Inc.

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
02/11/2018 - 12:15
Closing Date
02/12/2018 - 12:15
Job Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation multifunctional biotherapeutics.  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 highly-motivated professional who is looking to grow their career with our company.

Education & Qualifications: 

Requires a BSc in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 to 5 years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a high paced, fast changing environment. Results-oriented.
  • Critical observation skills and strong statistical analysis capability.
  • Effective oral communication and scientific/technical writing skills. Ability to present data at team meetings or interdepartmental meetings.
  • Proficiency in performing lab techniques and methods which may include:
    • ELISA
    • Flow cytometry
    • Protein purification
    • Mammalian tissue culture
    • Media and buffer preparation
    • Preparation of serial dilutions
    • Total protein quantitation and size estimations using SDS-PAGE
    • Transient transfections of mammalian cell lines
    • Basic bioconjugations
    • Antibody drug conjugate assays
  • Proficiency in the use of standard lab equipment which may include:
    • pH meters
    • Analytical balances
    • Centrifuges
    • Single and multichannel pipettes
    • Inverted microscopes
    • Spectrophotometers
    • Luminometers
    • Multimode microplate readers
    • Flow Cytometers
    • High content imaging devices
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Performs routine experiments following established procedures and practices. May suggest novel changes to methods.
  • Plans out next set of experiments to be performed in order to properly advance program and seeks input from supervisor.
  • Documents raw and analyzed data. May independently interpret results.
  • Prepares written reports and analysis of experiments for internal and external use, makes presentations to team. 
  • Seeks to understand ongoing projects through attention to scientific literature and internally generated data. 
  • Maintains lab and performs routine duties in order to keep laboratory clean, neat and in efficient operational order.
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with scientific standards, OH&S regulations and established policies and practices.
  • May contribute to co-authorship of scientific papers
  • Fosters effective and collaborative working relationships with fellow employees and management.
Other Information: 

Why Work for Us?

Zymeworks’ employees are passionate, engaged and extremely motivated to succeed.  We are excited by the cutting-edge science and technology, the endless possibilities this union holds and the sheer opportunity to be a part of something big.  To learn more about Zymeworks Inc. and our current openings, please visit our website at

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

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please apply online at  Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.