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Associate Scientist, Protein Engineering

Compass Therapeutics is a fully-integrated drug discovery and development company focused on manipulating the immune system to treat human disease using our proprietary Targeted Immunomodulation™ platform.  Compass is initially focused on developing cures for cancer by comprehensively drugging the entire tumor-immune synapse with combination therapies. Novel scientific insights are validated and explored deeply inside our labs before Compass pursues the best proprietary combinations of therapeutics into human clinical trials.

Compass has attracted $170M in Series A financing to fund our ambitious plan to build a fully- integrated biopharmaceutical company from the ground up. Our investors are among the most sophisticated venture capitalists in the industry who exemplify our philosophy of building long term economic value through our therapeutic pipeline. They include OrbiMed Advisors, F-Prime Capital, Borealis Ventures, Thiel Capital, Cowen Private Investments, GV, and Alexandria Real Estate Ventures.

Our Protein Engineering group is seeking a hands-on Associate Scientist at our Cambridge, MA site.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Support efforts to develop a novel platform for antibody discovery and optimization
  • Perform PCR, cloning, and library generation
  • Contribute to antibody selections to identify drug candidates with desired properties
  • Cure cancer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Molecular biology experience including PCR, cloning, and DNA prepping
  • Hands-on experience with bacterial and/or mammalian cell culture
  • Knowledge of protein characterization techniques including flow cytometry or ELISA preferred
  • Knowledge of protein display technologies such as phage or mammalian display beneficial
  • Experience recording experimental design and data in a lab notebook
  • Ability to multitask, with strong communication skills and comfort in a fast-paced, multinational work environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. with 1-3 years of scientific experience

We believe that science is bigger than any one person. Our legacy is what we achieve together. To that end, Compass Therapeutics offers individually-tailored compensation packages which include competitive cash compensation, meaningful equity participation, comprehensive healthcare and adoption benefits, continuous career development, sabbatical programs, education reimbursement and many other benefits aligned with our philosophy of putting our team first. Our labs are located at 245 First Street, Cambridge, MA.

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