ABSCI Research Associate, High-Throughput Screening (HPB) Salary in the United States

How much does a Research Associate, High-Throughput Screening (HPB) make at companies like ABSCI in the United States? The average salary for Research Associate, High-Throughput Screening (HPB) at companies like ABSCI in the United States is $46,301 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $40,481 and $52,121. 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 Cities2


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What does a Research Associate, High-Throughput Screening (HPB) do at companies like ABSCI?

AbSci is a leading synthetic biology company that translates ideas into drugs with a platform technology that reinvents the biopharmaceutical drug discovery process. We custom engineer E. coli to create novel complex biologics in their full length format while simultaneously developing production cell lines. We are deploying cutting edge deep learning artificial intelligence to inform our designs, and every day we succeed in achieving things others have dismissed as impossible. With more than a dozen partnerships in place with top pharma and industry leaders, our collaborations include projects for drugs and drug candidates that range across multiple protein types and therapeutic functionality. We are continually innovating, expanding the scope of what we can do and the impact we can have as we help get better drugs to patients sooner! We are based in Vancouver, Washington, ten minutes from Portland, Oregon and an hour from world class alpine terrain and rugged Pacific coastlines. 

Job Description

As a Research Associate on the High-Throughput Screening team you will be primarily occupied with executing a proprietary assay that measures for both protein quantity and quality. You are enthusiastic about laboratory bench work, have meticulous attention to detail, an eagerness to learn new techniques, and are comfortable working in a highly dynamic and rapidly scaling company. Your day to day work would involve executing workflows on robotic liquid handlers, preparing the needed buffers and reagents, and taking a first pass at data to assess how well the run was executed.

After training, this Research Associate will be required to work 1 set weekend day per week as part of a regular (5 day) schedule.


  • Leverage prior immunochemistry experience to assist in assay development for new molecules as additional contracts are signed.
  • Prepare needed buffers and reagents
  • Independently execute experiments on a variety of liquid handlers
  • Preliminary analysis of data to ensure operational integrity before handoffs to downstream groups
  • Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot deviations and unexpected results, flagging and escalating issues as appropriate
  • Execute experiments designed by senior teammates to investigate variability, nonconformance, outlying data points, or support process development
  • Assist in the assembly of reports to share experimental results
  • Review and follow standard operating procedures to obtain reproducible results


  • Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum 2 or more years of hands-on experience running binding assays (i.e. ELISA) 
  • Minimum 2 or more years of experience and strong knowledge of immunochemistry
  • Minimum 2 or more years of experience required in an industry (preferred) or academic lab setting leveraging strong knowledge of immunochemistry
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with statistical data analysis
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication, attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed

Nice-to-have (but not required):

  • Experience with liquid handlers 
  • Experience with coding in Python or R 
  • Familiarity with 5S laboratory organization techniques
  • Understanding of statistics and statistical software (i.e. JMP) 
  • Exposure to control charting
  • Passion for building a gritty and creative company culture that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and determined to make a transformative impact to our industry

We seek candidates who will dive all in to participate in our creative company culture that’s collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to a big vision for positive impact. We are defying conventions and innovating without boundaries. We are disrupting an industry with bold ideas and passionate pursuit of new possibilities. We are looking for original thinkers, creative scientists, and data-devoted gurus. Successful candidates will be excited to work in a dynamic startup environment and contribute as a key member of a project team. If this sounds good to you, we invite you to join us in our quest to redefine possible.

AbSci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) with a generous company match. This position is for our Vancouver, WA location (just outside of Portland, OR) - there is no relocation assistance offered at this time. 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. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job.  AbSci offers a dog-friendly work environment - bring your pup along for the ride.

AbSci operates on a 7-day work week, this role requires the ability to work one weekend day a week (example: Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday) with a pay differential included.

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