Invenra is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Research Associate for an entry level position in the Protein Engineering group. This individual will work with a multi-disciplinary team that supports the entire drug development pipeline at Invenra by utilizing molecular biology, protein design, protein expression, and protein purification. The group works cross-functionally to build custom target molecules to support antibody discovery, optimize and characterize lead drug molecules, and implement new practices to improve Invenra’s drug discovery platform.


Ideal candidates are recent graduates with a B.S. or higher in the biological sciences who looking for an entry level position. General experience with molecular biology, or protein biochemistry is a plus, but the main requirement is a strong desire to learn, and an aptitude for working in a lab. Candidates must bring intellectual, professional and personal values that complement the founding team: the highest standard of integrity, a tremendous work ethic and a passion to succeed.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Execute lab centric experiments as prioritized by a supervisor

  • Report results of experiments to the broader project teams

  • Molecular biology to support protein engineering projects

  • Working with a supervisor to coordinate vector design and ordering

  • Help maintain group databases/inventories of DNA/Protein stocks


  • Experience in molecular biology, microbiology, or protein biochemistry techniques is a plus.

  • A strong desire to work in a vibrant community and learn from those around you.

  • A desire to work towards being an independent contributor towards company project goals.

  • Strong communication skills in order to pass data and results to supervisors, combined with a willingness to accept constructive feedback.

  • An aptitude for organization, and a willingness to work with a supervisor to prioritize specific tasks



The successful candidate will have at least a BS in biological sciences.



Invenra is a rapidly growing biotechnology company focused on developing novel technologies for multi-specific antibody drug discovery. Using Invenra’s proprietary B-BODY™, SNIPER™ and CLUSTR™ technologies, we have created a robust pipeline of next-generation multi-specific antibodies to address unmet therapeutic needs in immuno-oncology and autoimmunity. This position comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health and dental benefits, 401k match, stock option grants, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and paid company holidays. At Invenra, we believe in maintaining the highest ethical standards and ensuring that all employees have a good work-life balance.

Resumes should be sent to


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