Research Associate (RA), Antibody Discovery and Engineering (Porto, Portugal)


Our organization

FairJourney Biologics is a world leading CRO in antibody discovery, engineering, characterization and production. It provides services to pharmaceutical companies and top biotech’s from U.S., Europe and Japan. FairJourney Biologics combines deep expertise in antibody phage display with a cutting-edge proprietary mammalian display platform capable of identifying high affinity and developable lead antibody candidates during the earliest stages of drug discovery. This exciting
set of technologies and expertise gives the company a unique edge in therapeutic antibody development. Its state-of-the-art facilities are in Porto, Portugal. For more information, please visit

Company language: English

The role

We are seeking a highly capable and enthusiastic lab-based Research Associate to join the Discovery & Engineering Unit at our Porto site. You will be responsible for identification and optimisation of antibody molecules applying our display technologies and screening methods. Your responsibilities will include the planning, design and execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of reports and communication of the findings to the team and customers. A positive and solution focused mindset is required to deliver on a wide range of intellectually challenging projects following standard operating procedures and
documentation quality standards.

Your profile

The most important characteristics we seek for this role are a willingness and desire to learn, an enthusiastic outlook, and an established ability to work in a laboratory and team environment.

• A Ph.D degree in a relevant field and/or at least 3 years practical laboratory experience
• Understanding and proven practical experience of molecular biology and cellular biology techniques
• Excellent planning and organization skills
• Proactive with problem-solving aptitude
• The ability to work independently and actively collaborate within and across teams
• Excellent command of the English language

Familiarity with any of the following would be an advantage:

• Display technology techniques (e.g. phage, yeast, ribosome display)
• Immunology
• NGS pipelines
• Single B-cell technologies
• Any other experience relevant to antibody discovery & engineering
• Relevant experience in an industrial or commercial environment

We offer

We offer integration into a highly motivated team working within an international group which includes our sister company Iontas in Cambridge, UK. We offer career development opportunities and a fun and supportive working environment in our expanding Porto site.
Bonus incentives and significant tax breaks may apply if you are a foreign or Portuguese expat.

Additional information

You will receive a contract directly with FairJourney Biologics. FairJourney Biologics is located in Porto, Portugal. Your application will be processed by FairJourney Biologics.


Would you like to play an important role in the Discovery and Engineering team in Porto, Portugal?
Applications must be submitted directly through our website, before the 15 July of 2022. Please use “Reference 102” for this position.
For more information about this position you can contact us at +351 222 437 509.

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