Upstream Scientist

AbCellera Biologics

AbCellera Biologics

501-1,000 employees

Accelerates antibody drug discovery with data science

Data & Analytics
AI & Machine Learning

$75200 - $94000

Equity, Annual Bonus

Mid, Senior

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • 5+ years of industrial experience in process development, manufacturing, and MSAT
  • Bachelor's degree in biotechnology, chemical/biochemical engineering, or another relevant life-science discipline
  • Hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture and the operation of bioreactors
  • Expertise in cell culture metrics, including agitation, viable cell density, metabolite consumption rates, pH, dissolved oxygen, and media and feed composition and strategy
  • Experience in scale-up, technology transfer, batch documentation, data analysis, and data management
  • Demonstrated experience in batch production
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, growth media preparation, scale-up, and upstream operations to support robust processes for the expression of recombinant monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, at scales of up to 200L
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with evolving priorities and apply pragmatic, risk-based decision making to process development and manufacturing
  • Operating single-use bioreactors and mixers to manufacture therapeutic antibodies, bispecifics, and other related biologics at scales of up to 200L
  • Working closely with process development, manufacturing, and other functions within Technical Operations to determine process parameters, scale-up, and best practices for 200L scale manufacturing
  • Authoring SOPs, technical reports, batch records, and technology transfer documents
  • Providing a science-based approach for the evaluation and testing of new technologies to reduce cost of goods and streamline process development and manufacturing
  • Contributing to facility readiness and start-up activities, as well as batch readiness and operational support
  • Partnering closely with other stakeholders to enable technology transfers and scale-up to GMP manufacturing
  • Championing high safety standards within the pilot plant
  • Analyzing and interpreting data to support scientific decision making

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



Vancouver, Canada



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth