Abdera Therapeutics

Job Description

Who we are

Abdera Therapeutics Inc. is a precision oncology company developing next-generation targeted radiation therapies- one of the most cutting-edge and highly promising areas of drug development. The company is built on a proprietary modular technology platform optimized for the delivery of radioisotopes to selectively destroy tumor cells while sparing healthy cells. Abdera is using this platform to enable the rapid development of a broad range of safe and efficacious therapies serving cancer patients with limited treatment options.

Abdera Therapeutics is growing rapidly and seeking key new team members who thrive at the cutting-edge of innovation. Come join us and be a part of the ground-breaking team set to unlock the power of targeted radiotherapy!

What we look for

At Abdera Therapeutics, we are looking for curious and committed individuals who are ready for the opportunity to transform the way people living with cancer can be treated. We are relentless in our focus to offer new hope to families facing devasting diagnoses. We are in search of team members who work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues, respectfully engaging one another while collectively and inclusively tackling any challenges we may face. We are building an exciting and fast paced company passionate about discovering and developing tomorrow’s most innovative cancer therapies.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Independently design and execute experiments for the production, conjugation and biophysical characterization of antibodies
  • Provide technical guidance and troubleshooting, intellectual input, and keep up to date with current and novel techniques
  • Prepare and present data presentations and reports
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams, CROs to efficiently and successfully deliver programs
  • Train junior staff as required
Qualifications, Education & Experience
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field, with minimum 5 years relevant experience, or BSC/MSC with 10 years relevant experience in biotherapeutic discovery, industry experience preferred
  • Experience with antibody purification, bioconjugation, biophysical analysis, ADCs
Skills and Abilities
  • Advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with the following techniques;
  • Mammalian protein expression
  • Antibody/antigen purification by chromatography using FPLCs essential, including affinity capture, SEC, IEX, AEX, CEX
  • Antibody drug conjugation and analysis (ADC, bioconjugation)
  • Antibody Developability Analysis including DLS, DSF, aSEC, ACSINS
  • Molecular biology including protein expression vector design
  • Antibody Affinity/Kinetic Analysis a bonus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with a cross-functional team
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


Abdera is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. At Abdera, we prohibit harassment of any kind and any form of discrimination including but not limited to discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This is applicable to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.

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