We are seeking a creative and energetic Protein Biochemist for our Monrovia location to join our molecular characterization and QC team. The successful candidate will play a key role in implementing protein characterization processes for our pre-clinical antibody variants, and assist in developing new tools for analytical characterization needs.
- Hands-on experience characterizing recombinant antibodies/proteins using macromolecule analysis technologies (SPR, DSC/DSF, and accelerated stability studies) is a must. Experience with purification of recombinant antibodies/proteins at small to medium scale is also a must.
- Knowledge of protein biochemistry and competence in routine protein analytical characterization tools such as HPLC, FPLC, chromatography, electrophoresis, and spectrophotometry is also required.
- Experience with mass spectroscopy, light scattering, capillary electrophoresis and other technologies for characterization of recombinant proteins would be a strong plus.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well in a team are essential for this position. Creativity, enthusiasm, and strong oral and written communication skills are a bonus.
BS/MS or Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology, with at least two years of relevant post-graduate experience is required. A proven track record of working in a biotech environment would be a strong plus.
Xencor Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company headquartered in the Los Angeles area near Pasadena and with an office in San Diego. We recently completed a successful initial public offering (IPO). We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to develop better biotherapeutics — antibodies that target new biological mechanisms and are more potent, safer and longer lasting — to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
In addition to generating a pipeline of novel drug candidates, our XmAb® technology is being validated through our collaborative agreements with leading biopharmaceutical companies including Amgen, Morphosys, Merck, CSL, Janssen(J&J), Alexion and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Our employees are the most important factor in our success and we have assembled a highly talented group from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to execute our business plan and shape our future. Xencor employees value new ideas, a passion for innovation and a willingness to take risks.
We strive to create an environment that will challenge, motivate, and reward our employees for meeting the changing demands of creating breakthrough therapeutics. Xencor has a highly collaborative structure that integrates coworkers with different skill sets into teams for product and technology development.
With an emphasis on attaining the best and most highly qualified candidates in their respective fields, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.