1+ months

Associate Director, Antibody Discovery

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Direct Hire opportunity in San Diego, CA for an Associate Director, Antibody Discovery** **.**

The Discovery Services Team is seeking a passionate, science-driven individual to join our leadership team and make impactful contributions toward discovering the next generation of antibody-based therapeutics. This position entails extensive external- and internal-facing responsibilities. The Associate Director, Antibody Discovery will present to and interact directly and collaboratively with current and prospective partners of ADS, ranging from top pharmaceutical companies to public and private biotechnology companies. Job functions include creating workplans for therapeutic antibody discovery projects, reporting on progress and problem-solving. The successful candidate will oversee execution of our partners' therapeutic discovery projects by managing immunizations, functional assay development and high-throughput antibody screening to rapidly identify lead candidates. The Associate Director, Antibody Discovery, will collaborate with other functions including project management and operational groups to capture key performance indicators and improve operational efficiencies. The ideal candidate will be a motivated team player who can handle multiple projects while working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, to discover the next generation of breakthrough antibody drugs


+ Design, lead and execute therapeutic antibody discovery projects.

+ Functional responsibilities include leading an antibody drug discovery team using our suite of transgenic mice, our suite of immunization-based technologies, high-throughput function-first screens and rapid subsequent screens to identify the best lead candidates.

+ Apply creative concepts as appropriate to continuously improve and expand functional area capabilities and efficiencies.

+ Keep current with industry trends and innovations, applying critical thinking in the science and business of therapeutic antibody discovery and development.

Key Skills and Requirements:

+ Experienced and creative scientific leadership in therapeutic antibody discovery and highly skilled in the creation and execution of therapeutic discovery workflows, preferably using transgenic mice, including immunization strategies, state-of-the-art hybridoma generation and high-throughput function-first screens.

+ Provision of scientific leadership, technical guidance and career development, to direct reports and discovery teams executing disparate projects running at different phases, to achieve project deliverables on time and within budget.

+ Track record of innovation in antibody drug discovery processes and workflows, including familiarity with strengths and weaknesses of various antibody drug discovery platforms and processes.

+ Experience with assay development, stable cell line generation, cell sorting and general cell biology.

+ Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

+ Ability to prepare, present and discuss project reports in internal and partner-facing meetings with clarity, accuracy and precision.

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and GraphPad Prism.

+ PhD with at least 6 years of relevant industry experience.


**For immediate consideration, please send your resume in a WORD document to**


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.


Posted: 2022-06-06 Expires: 2022-09-15

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