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Laboratory Technician, Pittsburgh - US

Research - Biology

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Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Abound Bio, a Galapagos Company. Abound Bio is a dynamic fast growing Biotech company located in Pittsburgh, PA. We’re in the business of changing lives.
Abound and Galapagos’ mission is to make a lasting positive contribution to society through discovery of innovative therapies for diseases with large unmet medical need. Abound and Galapagos seek to develop a robust portfolio of therapies that have the potential to revolutionize existing treatment paradigms. The companys’ ambition is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company, focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines to improve patients’ lives. Galapagos’ historic focus on developing first-in-class medicines based on the discovery of novel targets in inflammation and fibrosis has led to the successful launch of our first medicine in rheumatoid arthritis in 2020 and in ulcerative colitis in 2021. The pivotal study in Crohn’s Disease is fully recruited and we expect topline data and potential approval in this new indication in a couple of years.

Abound and Galapagos is now entering an exciting new chapter to expand and diversify its pipeline for the future, starting with oncology, specifically CAR-T cell-therapy, a transformative treatment of different types of cancer. Through the combined acquisitions of CellPoint and Abound Bio, we are propelling ourselves into next-generation cell therapies. CellPoint brings a novel, decentralized point-of-care cell therapy manufacturing model, which has the potential to offer efficient, 7-day time to treatment and avoids complex logistics, resulting in potential better patient outcomes and broader access. Abound Bio’s cutting-edge fully human antibody-based platform provides access to a research engine for next generation multi-targeting CAR-Ts that have the potential to deliver deeper and durable clinical responses and that will be developed using CellPoint’s decentralized model.

We are looking for a Laboratory Technician, Pittsburgh - US

Scope of the job

As a Laboratory Technician, you will be assigned to a staff scientist and will assist them in the completion of experiments related to antibody discovery and CAR-T development.

Your role

Your primary responsibilities as Laboratory Technician will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bacterial transformation
  • Gibson and Restriction cloning
  • DNA and protein gel electrophoresis
  • DNA purification
  • Protein purification
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • PCR
  • Western Blot
  • Lentivirus production and titration
  • Primary T-cell activation, transduction, and maintenance
  • Various other procedures not mentioned herein


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field
  • Familiarity with molecular and cell biology fundamentals
  • Have exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to lift up to 35lbs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to coordinate multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Desire to learn elementary, intermediate, and advanced laboratory techniques
  • Desire to learn new concepts and experimental procedures
  • Desire to learn how to solve complex problems with limited information

What’s in it for you ?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As a ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Abound and Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Abound and Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain our leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Abound and Galapagos offer a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Abound and Galapagos: together with you we can make it happen…!


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