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November 17, 2023 / adMare BIoInnovations - Associate Scientist – Biology

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Associate Scientist – Biology

Associate Scientist – Biology

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About adMare BioInnovations:

With a strong track record of globally competitive scientific discovery, Canadian life sciences is primed to lead the world. To make this a reality, adMare BioInnovations uses its scientific and commercial expertise, specialized R&D infrastructure, and seed capital to build strong life sciences companies, robust ecosystems, and industry-ready talent. We re-invest our returns into the Canadian industry to ensure its long-term sustainability.

Our 29 portfolio companies have attracted more than $2.3 billion of risk capital, have a combined value of over $4 billion, and employ more than 1000 Canadians. Our Innovation Centres are home to 35+ biotech companies, contract research organizations, and specialized commercialization support organizations. The adMare Academy has trained more than 500 alumni – 94% of whom are now working to build our life sciences industry.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Biochemist to work on several novel targets for the development of novel therapeutics. Based at adMare’s Vancouver site, the successful candidate will have an MSc in biochemistry coupled with at least 5 yrs industrial experience or a PhD with 2 yrs post doctoral work. The candidate will have an exceptional grasp of state-of-the-art cell biology techniques and experience in establishing biochemical and cellular assays for mechanistic enzymology studies. Strong awareness of industry expectations is required, along with the ability to work with lab colleagues in Vancouver, Montreal and across Canada. The candidate is also expected to have knowledge in disease pathology and use of cellular models to recapitulate relevant pathological readouts. Excellent communication and presentation skills are required to effectively communicate to management.

(1 year contract)

Key Responsibilities:

As an Associate Scientist in the Biology department, this hands-on candidate will:
Work with several enzyme and receptor targets and establish key readouts of cellular activity.
Provide laboratory leadership with biochemical assays and testing of key compounds and biologics.
Initiate and design of key biochemical and cellular assays that are based on principles of enzymology and GPCR pharmacology.
Analyze and interpret data to develop new hypotheses.
Monitor and evaluate completion of tasks and drive projects to decision points.
Proactively investigate new or different technologies to establish cellular relevant readouts of activity.
Present data and programs to management and external stakeholders.

Experience and Qualifications:

MSc/PHD and post doc in Biochemistry with significant hands-on experience in cellular biology.
Experience in establishing biochemical assays such as FRET assays, absorbance assays, ELISas and potentially ion channel readouts.
>3 yrs post graduate work in biochemistry and cell biology
Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, independent thought, and ability to effectively collaborate with others with multiple scientific disciplines.
Ability and willingness to lead from the bench.

Position Base Salary Range: $74,300 – $111,400

The salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

The base salary is just one part of the total rewards package at adMare. In addition, for regular full time positions, the package includes an annual performance bonus, matched RRSP contributions, a broad spectrum of wellness programs including paid resources, training and professional support, generous vacation and paid time off, maternity leave top-up, and several other offerings to meet the unique needs of our diverse talent.

We are committed to growing our talented team and their potential to drive innovative novel therapeutics. We provide a community where team members can thrive working in a multidisciplinary environment, explore new ways of thinking, and expand their capabilities through the array of development programs we offer our entire team.

adMare is fully committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and to making them an integral part of our organizational strategy – a commitment that is not just about words but is about specific actions to create a barrier-free, respectful, and welcoming working environment wherein everyone feels welcomed, supported, included, valued, and empowered to succeed. We are also proud to be an early adopter of the Government of Canada’s 50–30 Challenge to achieve meaningful and substantive improvements in workplace diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization, including positions of influence and senior leadership.

At adMare we are driven by our vision and united by our shared values of Courage, Collaboration, Objectivity, Judgment, Excellence, and Reach.

Be a part of life at adMare. Join our team!

The state of the language situation and the assessment of the language needs of our company justify the requirement of knowledge of a language other than French for this position. In this case, the successful candidate for this position is required to have an excellent command of English, both spoken and written, due to the fact that the tasks to be performed include the responsibility to maintain, on a continuous and daily basis, relations with our Canadian team, whose main language of oral and written exchange is English, and to be able to discuss scientific and business concepts competently and in detail in this language.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 17/02/2024

Please visit our website and submit your application via current opportunities section; or send your Resume to Olga Popok at :

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