Principal Scientist/Associate Director- Antibody discovery

NovaRock Biotherapeutics is a dynamic start-up company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of potentially transformative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and other diseases. We offer a technologically and scientifically rigorous environment with all the fun and passion that a start-up provides, plus a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.

We seek a highly motivated and energetic Principal Scientist/Associate Director with strong scientific background and expertise in antibody discovery and characterization to join our antibody discovery team at the central New Jersey site.


  • Provide therapeutic antibody discovery and characterization strategies
  • Manage scientists and lead the team to screen and deliver antibody candidates
  • Uses Tecan or other automation platforms to screen and discover antibodies efficiently
  • Provide strategies for high throughput antibody screening from hybridomas, single B cell cloning and display platforms
  • Lead the team to conduct antibody characterization (SDS PAGE, ELISA, Octet)
  • Data analysis, report writing, presentation at project team meetings
  • Collaborate with internal scientific functions and enable cross-functional project teams
  • Lead scientific programs from antibody discovery, characterization, development to IND filing



  • MS or PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields
  • Strong organization and people managerial skills
  • Extensive experience in antibody discovery and characterization
  • Experience with antibody V gene capture and display technologies
  • Experience with FACS target B-cell sorting or selection
  • Experience in molecular biology, PCR, antibody cloning and expression
  • Experience with Octet or related technology platforms is desirable
  • Experience with antibody purification and bioanalytical is a plus
  • Good communication skills are required
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry research is desirable
  • Proven tracked records of scientific accomplishments
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