ABSCI Database Lead Salary in the United States

How much does a Database Lead make at companies like ABSCI in the United States? The average salary for Database Lead at companies like ABSCI in the United States is $129,068 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $111,510 and $146,627. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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Database Lead

AbSci is a growth stage synthetic biology company located in a new, state-of-the art laboratory in downtown Vancouver, WA, just across the river from Portland, OR. AbSci is a global leader and innovator of revolutionary biomanufacturing technologies, designing and programming cells for next-generation biopharmaceuticals. Our Protein Printing™ technology results in dramatic reductions in the cost of producing biologics, acceleration of drug discovery timelines, and enables the production of previously difficult or impossible-to-produce molecules. Our technology is a new paradigm in protein production, as it increases discovery throughput, accelerates development, reduces manufacturing costs, and increases plant capacity for the biopharmaceutical industry.


Job Description

The Database Lead will lead the design, implementation, migration and maintenance of in-house database systems, and work closely with scientists and Data Science group members to track data in plasmid design, high-throughput screening, fermentation, protein purification and analytical development groups. The Database Lead will mentor junior full-stack and front-end web developers, and is responsible for development of web interfaces and utility tools to support individual groups, internal research and external collaboration. The Database Lead will support and work closely with others on machine learning efforts which aim to transform data into proprietary knowledge in order to improve AbSci’s protein expression platform. You will also assist in the evaluation and possible integration of third-party software tools to support these company efforts.



  • M.S. or higher in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or Life Science with practical database work experience in life science companies
  • 10+ years of software development and database design
  • Deep knowledge of databases and experience architecting a database, preferably in the life sciences domain
  • Excellent knowledge of performing analysis, design, development, troubleshooting and debugging in databases
  • Familiar with open-source database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL and NoSQL databases, and experience of database migration projects
  • Familiar with front-end web development technology and framework such as Angular, React, Django and Django Rest API. 
  • Deep knowledge in GitHub, Docker, DevOps to provide continuous integration and delivery with high software quality
  • Knowledge and management experience in the AWS cloud platform and its services
  • Proven track record of successful software releases including validation, user training, post-release issue definition and resolution
  • Strong communication and documentation skills, detail oriented, highly organized, and operates with a sense of urgency and strong follow-up skills
  • Degree in Biology/Genetics is a plus though not required

We seek candidates with a passion for building a creative company culture that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to make a transformative impact to our industry. To be successful in this role, we look for passion in technology innovation, adept technical skills, and excitement about working in a dynamic startup environment. 


AbSci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) with a generous company match. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position is for our Vancouver, WA location (just outside of Portland, OR).

$111,510 Low Average $129,068 High $146,627

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABSCI Database Lead in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $111,510 to $146,627 with an average total cash compensation of $129,068. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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