Senior Research Associate

Vancouver, WA

Absci is a generative AI drug creation company on a mission to create better biologics for patients, faster. We are the company unlocking the design of new antibodies on a computer from scratch, and we’re just getting started. It will take a state-of-the-art wet lab, artificial Intelligence, and above all else a team of brilliant Unlimiters working together to achieve our vision of breakthrough therapeutics at the click of a button, for everyone. We are gritty, creative, and we are pushing the limits of science in a way that no one has done before because that’s how we will save lives. Join us as we redefine what’s possible.

Absci is a global company with a state-of-the-art lab and headquarters in the beautiful Pacific Northwest US, ten minutes from Portland, Oregon, and its AI Research Lab in the heart of New York City. Check out this short video to learn more and see how #Unlimiters are creating drugs at the speed of AI.


Senior Research Associate 

Vancouver, WA (onsite)

Senior Research Associate will concentrate on assay development and various advanced techniques for our dynamic Drug Creation team in Reverse Immunology. As part of the Drug Creation team, you will work on various programs by developing and optimizing cell-based bioassays, ligand-binding potency, cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, ADCC, CDC, ADCP, and proliferation assays. This role requires knowledge of mechanism of action (MOA) assays with mammalian cells.


  • Developing and troubleshooting cell-based assays in a medium.
  • Maintaining mammalian cells by regular splitting, media change, etc.
  • Aiding in the execution of flow cytometry experiments to analyze cell lines.
  • Analyzing data with SoftMax Pro, GraphPad Prism, or JMP
  • Preparing and presenting progress reports to the team and other stakeholders as needed

Qualifications: Reviewing applicants for both Research Associate II and Sr. Research Associate Levels

Research Associate II:

  • BSc in biology, cell biology, immunology, or a relevant field with 2+ years of experience:
    • Knowledge and practical experience of working in a cell culture laboratory showing confidence in working using aseptic techniques
    • Ability to work in a matrixed, highly collaborative team environment

Senior Research Associate:

  • MSc with 1+ years of experience or BS in relevant field with 5+ years of experience and track record of development of cell-based bioassays
    • Knowledge and practical experience of working in a cell culture laboratory showing confidence in working using aseptic techniques
    • Ability to work in a matrixed, highly collaborative team environment
    • Track record of development of cell-based bioassays and potency assays, flow cytometry experience preferred. 

The salary range for Research Associate II - Senior Research Associate is $72,000 - $95,000/year.   Competitive equity package applies. Pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to equity, compensation packages include a wide range of medical, dental, vision benefits and ability to participate in our employee stock purchase plan.

Absci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision insurance, unlimited vacation, parental leave, breakfast and lunch for onsite employees, employee assistance program, voluntary life and disability insurance, annual bonus potential, and 401(k) with a generous company match. 


We seek candidates who will dive into our creative company culture that’s collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to a big vision for positive impact. We are defying conventions and innovating without boundaries. We are disrupting an industry with bold ideas and passionate pursuit of new possibilities. We are looking for original thinkers, creative scientists, and data-devoted gurus. Successful candidates will be excited to work in a dynamic environment and contribute as a key member of a project team. If this sounds good to you, we invite you to join us in our quest to redefine possible.

Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. Absci is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Absci will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Absci offers a dog-friendly work environment - bring your pup along for the ride.