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Co-op Student, Protein Engineering

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be enrolled in a biology or related program, able to commit to an 8-month term, have strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, knowledge of protein structure, biophysical methods, and excellent communication and computer skills.
  • You will assist in purifying and characterizing recombinant proteins, evaluating antibody molecules, preparing buffers, maintaining records, summarizing results, and adhering to scientific standards in a Protein Engineering co-op role at Zymeworks Inc.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & Development, ScienceVancouver


  • We are currently seeking a Co-op Student to join our Protein Engineering team. The successful candidate will support experimental studies and tasks related to the purification and characterization of recombinant proteins, critically evaluate results, and contribute to the team effort to create best-in-class therapeutics. This position will report into the Sr. Research Associate II, Protein Engineering and will be based in Vancouver, BC.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or related discipline.
  • Available for a co-op term of at least 8-months. Successful completion of at least one relevant co-op term is preferred.
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Highly organized with good attention to detail
  • Results-oriented
  • Knowledge of protein structure is an asset
  • Experience with biophysical characterization methods are an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, both one-on-one and in a group setting
  • Good computer skills

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Assists with the purification of recombinant proteins using a variety of chromatography techniques including affinity and size-exclusion
  • Assists with the characterization of recombinant proteins using a variety of techniques including SDS-PAGE, CE-SDS, western blotting, UV-VIS spectrophotometry, BLI quantitation and UPLC-SEC
  • Evaluate developability of antibody-based molecules
  • Prepares media, buffers and reagents
  • Maintains accurate records of methods and raw data
  • Evaluates data and summarize results for presentations
  • 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, and maintaining an up-to-date electronic laboratory notebook
  • Contributes to the routine maintenance of the laboratory


Work type

Full time

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