AvantGen, a San Diego-based biotech company, discovers and develops fully human antibody therapeutics with its cutting-age and proprietary antibody engineering platforms.

From time to time, AvantGen has career openings in the following areas:

  • Protein and/or antibody engineering
  • Protein/antibody expression, purification and characterization
  • Assay development
  • Therapeutic antibody development
  • Diagnostic antibody development

Candidates with broad knowledge and strong skills in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, antibody discovery, or biologic drug development are encouraged to send their resumes to:

Email: hr@nullavantgen.com
Mail: AvantGen, Inc.
Human Resources
10151 Pacific Mesa Blvd. Ste. 103
San Diego, CA 92121

Currently, AvantGen has openings for the following positions:

Research Associate

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, organized, and experienced Research Associate to work with our antibody discovery team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with senior team members in novel antibody discovery.
  • Perform gene cloning, DNA preparation and related molecular biology experiments.
  • Perform ELISA, western blot, flow cytometry, immunoprecipitation and related immuno-assays as well as kinetic binding studies.


  • The candidate should have a B.S. degree in a relevant scientific discipline with a minimum of 3 years laboratory experience in cell biology and/or immunoassay techniques.
  • Experience with cell culture, transfection, antibody production and purification, ELISA, and flow cytometry is highly desirable
  • Highly organized and motivated, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

AvantGen provides excellent benefits that include health and dental insurance, 401K plan, paid personal time off, and stock options. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to hr@nullavantgen.com.

Post-doctoral Researcher / Scientist

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher or a scientist to work on immuno-oncology related projects. Candidate should be a recent graduate with a Ph.D. degree in immunology or cancer biology discipline. The applicant must have excellent analytic and troubleshooting skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • The candidate should have a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in immunology, cancer biology, or closely related field
  • Experience in standard molecular and protein biochemistry techniques
  • The ideal candidate should have experience in T cell biology and/or bispecific antibody development.
  • Highly organized and motivated.

Research Assistant

We are looking for a motivated and highly organized laboratory assistant to support our research team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with research associates to perform dish wash, medium and buffer preparation and autoclaving
  • Organize lab supplies
  • Perform basic molecular biology experiments, such as DNA mini prep.


  • The candidate should have a minimum of a high school diploma. A college student or recent college graduate is desirable
  • Highly organized and motivated.

For consideration, please submit your resume/CV via email to hr@nullavantgen.com.

Responding to your resume

AvantGen will review your experience and background. If we determine that there is a good match between our needs and your qualifications, we will contact you directly to conduct a preliminary phone interview or to set up an interview at AvantGen.