Scientist, Protein Engineering

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Forbius Inc is looking for a Scientist, Protein Engineering

We are a clinical stage pharmaceutical company that engineers novel biotherapeutics. Our mission is to transform the lives of patients affected by life-threatening rare diseases. In the role of Scientist, Protein Engineering, the candidate reports to the Chief Scientific Officer and bears responsibility for structure-guided in silico protein-optimization projects using molecular-modeling and simulation software, and appropriate laboratory testing.

Location: Montreal 6100 Royalmount Ave., Suite D106, Montreal Quebec, H4P 2R2
Salary (annually): CAD$66,560 to 70,699.20
Hours per week: 40
Vacancy: 1
Alternative compensation: Bonus
Characteristics Permanent and Full-time
Start Date: June 1st
Employment Conditions: Daytime


The position entails the following detailed Responsibilities:

  • Performs research and feasibility studies into proposed protein-engineering projects;
  • Designs expression constructs for antibody and protein production;
  • Participates in the development of plans, schedules and costs of assigned projects/programs;
  • Liaises with laboratory personnel and Contract Research Organizations (CRO) staff to follow-up on protein expression
  • Monitors and performs assays that screen for biophysical characteristics and bioactivity of the engineered molecules;
  • Prepares reports on assigned projects for internal and external use, makes presentations to the team and contributes to technical journals;
  • Participates in the preparation of patents and publications;
  • Checks, organizes, analyzes and reports data produced;
  • Prepares reports, documents and dossiers;
  • Fosters effective and collaborative working relationships with fellow employees, management and external partners.


Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education:PhD in a scientific discipline (Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular or Cellular Biology or related field);

Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ related experience (may include post-doctoral experience) or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

Specific Skills: molecular model building, simulation and visualizing packages (e.g. AMBER, CCP4, COOT;

Specialization: Understanding of protein chemistry and experience in rational protein design and engineering;

Specialization or Experience:

  • Ability to manage concurrent deliverables and work effectively in a challenging, milestone-driven environment;
  • Effective oral communication skills and technical/scientific writing skills. Previous experience presenting scientific data to internal and external audiences.

Personal Suitability:

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross- functional team;
  • Meticulous organization, record keeping and reporting;
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills, incorporating integrity in all decision making;

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