We seek a Scientist for our Protein Production Team who will be responsible for mammalian expression and protein purification of protein therapeutic molecules.


  • Optimize and perform the mammalian expression and purification of engineered protein
  • therapeutics that meet Akriveia quality requirements and project timelines
  • Work with CROs, collaborators and partners to transfer samples, data and protocols into, or out of, Akriveia, as appropriate
  • Identify and integrate technologies that improve or expand the ability to produce molecules by working with teammates, collaborators, vendors, and staying abreast of the literature
  • Enter all data into laboratory notebooks and databases on a daily basis, generate weekly summary reports for management review, and create CofAs for release of protein lots
  • Regular participation and presentation of data and analyses at project team and department meetings


  • Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline, and post-doctoral or equivalent experience with protein expression or protein purification
  • Technical expertise with CHO and HEK293 transient and stable expression platforms
  • Or Technical experience with protein purification using FPLC and Protein A, CEX and SEC columns from small scale to gram levels
  • Experience with the following is desirable; robotics, high throughput expression or purification platforms, molecular biology, protein crystallization and modeling, or bioanalytical characterization techniques
  • A track record of innovation and scientific rigor, strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills, and ability to contribute constructively to discussions
  • Goal oriented, organized, capable of prioritizing and working on multiple projects, and able to execute to timelines that meet company goals
  • Work well in a cross functional team environment, both independently as well as be willing to help others
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven by a desire to create the next generation of immunotherapy based cancer therapeutics and the vision to offer cancer patients efficacious and tolerable new therapies that extend and improve their lives

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an innovation driven, exciting biotechnology company doing ground-breaking work in the field of immuno-oncology
  • The opportunity to work within and have a significant impact on a highly motivated team of like-minded people
  • Competitive compensation package including a base salary, annual bonus potential, stock options, 401k, healthcare benefits and paid time-off
  • This is a full-time position in the Cambridge, MA area

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