Research Associate, Antibody Discovery

Our Culture

We are an ambitious, growing startup seeking top performers with infectious enthusiasm, passion, and conviction who will be as committed to our core values and mission as we are. Because we're small, the pace is fast and our attitude is hands-on. We juggle a lot and do less with more and we love it. We have an exceptionally bright team brimming with cutting edge ideas and curiosity who thrive on collaboration so be ready to share you knowledge and prepare for continuous learning. The spirit of Abpro is entrepreneurial so you need to be proactive, autonomous, and solution-oriented to keep up. We value our diversity and believe that every individual counts and every idea matters so prepare to speak up and be heard.

Our Values - Accountability, Collaboration, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation

Abpro believes that a healthy company sets the stage, ultimately, for healthy patients. We pride ourselves on our five values and model them in all that we do.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced and talented individual with strong background in hybridoma technology to join our Therapeutic Antibody Discovery team. The successful candidate will have experience in display technologies, humanization, and antibody engineering. Reporting to a Senior Scientist, this position will assist in our efforts to bring our pipeline of therapeutics to preclinical development.

How You'll Contribute

Immunizing animals with therapeutic targets

Generating antibodies using traditional hybridoma technology

Purifying antibodies (small scale)

Assaying antibodies for binding / functional activities

Keys to Success

Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience - OR -

Master's Degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience

Experience in immunology, cell biology, or biochemistry

Hands-on experience and knowledge in all phases of mouse-based antibody discovery (hybridoma technology)

Competency in mouse handling and tissue extraction

Proficiency in mammalian cell tissue culture

Hands-on experience with binding assays (e.g., ELISA, ForteBio Octet, Biacore, flow cytometry, Luminex) and cell-based functional assays

Proficiency with antibody purification methods

Successful Candidate's Profile



Strong desire to learn

Excellent time management skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities and shift gears quikly

Ability to work at a fast pace


Strong written and verbal communication skills

What's In It For You?

Abpro is growing quickly and opportunity abounds. We offer an environment where you'll be exposed to multiple initiatives at once and have a direct impact on helping to further our mission. Do you want to be part of the solution? Do you want to work with world-class scientists on the leading edge of medical breakthroughs? We are committed to work-life balance and, in addition to sick time, we offer 3 weeks vacation, flexible hours, and a Monthly Time Away From Work program. We also want you to be comfortable so you can concentrate on the science - dress is casual. We're all equals - our floor plan is completely open to promote collaboration and communication and there's a defined growth path for everyone. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards compensation package including annual bonus, equity, and competitive base salary in addition to medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD, Life, and AD&D.

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