GROUP LEADER -

PLATFORM INNOVATION (#111)

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.

 

Summary

We seek a highly innovative and technologically savvy individual to lead our new platform innovation group. This person would lead the effort to import and establish platform antibody discovery technologies, improve and streamline our current platforms, and invent and validate novel platforms. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with the process of antibody discovery, with expertise in the areas of nanobodies (Camelid VHH domains), yeast surface display (or other selection platforms), and/or technologies for efficient identification of candidates from immunized mice (such as hybridoma or B-cell encapsulation). Beyond the specifics, we are looking for an infectious enthusiasm for technology advancement and drug discovery, that will be transmitted to the rest of the team. Demonstrated ability or readiness for managing a group is important.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. in biophysics, structural biology, bioengineering, or other relevant field, with 4+ additional years’ experience in antibody discovery, protein engineering, or selections (industry experience a plus). M.S. or B.A. with extensive industry experience leading discovery/engineering projects would be considered as well

  • Demonstrated project leadership experience required, people management experience a plus

  • Track record of publications / patents / presentations demonstrating creative problem-solving, independent thinking, and scientific rigor

  • Expertise in at least some aspects of antibody drug discovery, experience with in vitro selection technology

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks across a team of scientists, and an ability to prioritize tasks for successful project completion

  • Joy in taking on new challenges, and in solving difficult problems

  • The desire to pursue self-initiated projects


Qualifications Desired - Experience/Familiarity with at least some of the following:

  • Single domain binders such as VHH

  • Immunization schemes to maximize antibody diversity

  • Biology in a relevant therapeutic area (oncology, immunology)

  • Protein structures and engineering

  • A variety of protein expression and purification approaches


The 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.

 

Invenra

Invenra is a rapidly growing biotechnology company developing novel technologies for multispecific antibody drug discovery. Invenra compensation packages include competitive stock option grants.

 

Resumes should be sent to hr@invenra.com

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