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Senior Scientist, Biochemistry
New Brunswick, NJ

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$90,000 - $100,000 / yr

Our client is seeking a highly motivated biochemist for the role of Senior Scientist. The successful candidate will have a strong biologics and chemistry background and will play a key role on cross-functional teams advancing new drugs. The position will be based in Central NJ and will directly report to the Chief Scientific Officer.



  • Drive innovation, work independently, and contribute to the development of cutting-edge antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of multiple cancer indications
  • Design, produce, and characterize ADCs with a high degree of independence in support of discovery and development of novel biotherapeutics
  • Leverage knowledge of bioconjugation, medicinal chemistry and protein engineering to develop new therapeutic ADC technology
  • Design and execute new project ideas (design and execution of studies, analysis of data, presentation of results) to support multiple research programs and provide critical data to inform decisions in a cross-functional team
  • Collaborate with other therapeutic areas and groups to define targeting strategies and deliver stage-appropriate molecules for preclinical studies
  • Keep abreast of new technologies/capabilities relevant to this role and strive to implement them to advance research projects
  • Author data summaries, technical reports, standard operating procedures, publications, and presentations



  • A background in protein/peptide chemistry, bioconjugate chemistry, antibody discovery, or a related field with a record of developing new technologies and achieving research goals on aggressive timelines through effective cross-functional collaboration
  • Significant experience in discovery or development of targeted therapeutics such as antibody-drug conjugates, peptide/small molecule conjugates, or nucleic acid conjugates (siRNA)
  • A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, or other related field with postdoctoral training and at least 3 years pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience or at least 5 years of pharmaceutical /biotech industry experience without postdoctoral training is required
  • A solid research record demonstrated by patents, publications, or presentations preferably in the area of targeted drug delivery or bioconjugates

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