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Co-op Student, Bioconjugation

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be enrolled in a relevant program with co-op experience, have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, antibody or bioconjugation experience, and proficiency in automated systems and cell culture techniques. Good communication and computer skills are essential.
  • You will perform bioconjugation experiments on proteins, characterize bioconjugates using various analytical methods, assist with functional characterization, analyze data, adhere to scientific and safety standards, and contribute to a productive lab environment.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & Development, ScienceVancouver


  • We are currently seeking a co-op student to join the Bioconjugation team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting experimental tasks related to protein conjugation and characterization. The Co-op Student, Bioconjugation will frequently be challenged to critically analyze results, and contribute to the Zymeworks team effort to create best-in-class therapeutics. This position reports to a Scientist in Bioconjugation and will be based in Vancouver, BC. The candidate must be available to work on site without relocation assistance.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Immunology or a related discipline and successful completion of at least one relevant co-op term are required. Availability for an 8 month co-op term is also required.
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a high paced, fast changing environment. Results-oriented
  • Experience working with antibodies or bioconjugation would be an asset
  • Experience with automated systems and liquid handlers would be an asset
  • Experience involving mammalian tissue culture, FACS, SDS-PAGE, protein purification and quantification, ELISA, or HPLC would be an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication capabilities
  • Good computer skills particularly with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic working knowledge of antibody structure and function

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Performs bioconjugation experiments to attach small molecules to antibodies and other proteins
  • Characterizes antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates using HPLC-HIC, HPLC-SEC, SDS-PAGE, CE-SDS, flow cytometry and other methods as required
  • Assists with functional characterization of bioconjugates using, for example, cell growth inhibition assays
  • Performs experiments, interprets and analyzes data, and prepares presentations for group meetings
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with scientific standards, OS&H regulations and established Zymeworks’ policies and practices
  • Adheres to Zymeworks standard procedures for generating, documenting and archiving data, maintaining an accurate, up-to-date lab notebook or electronic notebook
  • Contributes to a safe and highly efficient laboratory environment through ordering of consumables, preparation of solutions, stocking of consumables, and maintaining a clean working environment


Work type

Full time

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