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Co-op Student, In Vitro Pharmacology

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Zymeworks Inc.


13d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate program and available for an 8-month co-op in Vancouver. Need interpersonal, organizational skills, enthusiasm for innovation, good communication, Excel/PowerPoint proficiency, and basic knowledge of antibody structure.
  • You will support tissue culture, execute immunological assays, analyze data, and collaborate with the assays team at Zymeworks. Be meticulous, follow protocols, and maintain accurate records.

Off-cycle Internship



  • We are currently seeking a Co-op Student to join our In Vitro Pharmacology team, a part of Multispecific Antibody Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting experimental tasks related to therapeutics research. The Co-op Student will be involved in designing and executing complex immunological assays to interrogate new biology and fuel the development of innovative biotherapeutics. This position will be based in Vancouver, BC. The candidate must be available to work on site without relocation assistance. 


  • Currently be enrolled in an undergraduate program in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology or a related discipline
  • Must be available for a co-op term of at least 8-months. Successful completion of at least one relevant co-op term is preferred
  • Must be able to work onsite in Vancouver, BC, without relocation assistance
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a high-paced, fast-changing environment
  • Enthusiasm for innovation and discovery
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good computer skills particularly with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic working knowledge of antibody structure and function

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Support mammalian tissue culture activities of the assay group using aseptic techniques.
  • Ensure cell lines are properly expanded, frozen down and databases updated as required.
  • Assist in interrogating novel biology utilizing flow cytometry, high content imaging, MSD or other techniques.
  • Execute functional immunological assays such as on cell binding, reporter gene assays, ADCC, TDCC, and/or ADCP.
  • Adhere to Zymeworks standard procedures for generating, documenting and archiving data and maintaining an accurate, up-to-date lab notebook or electronic notebook.
  • Analyze data, prepare slides, and communicate results.
  • Work closely with other members of the assays team and conduct all activities in accordance with scientific standards, OS&H regulations and established Zymeworks policies and practices.


Work type

Full time

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