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Research Assistant

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Sydney, AU, 2113

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

The Company


Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas. 

We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our specialty and generic medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

The Position


We have an opportunity for a research assistant to join TEVA’s growing specialty R&D, antibody discovery program in Sydney, Australia. You would join the Antibody Generation team in a laboratory-based role focusing on antibody hit identification and optimization.


Key Responsibilities

  • Hands-on laboratory-based role employing techniques such as:
    • General molecular biology techniques
    • Protein purification
    • Development and use of biochemical assays for screening antibody and recombinant protein function
    • Culturing and transfection of mammalian cell lines
  • Work hand in hand with other teams including cell based assays, protein generation, CMC and pre-clinical pharmacology to ensure project goals and timelines are met
  • Provide regular updates in the form of presentations to the discovery project team
  • Keep up-to-date with literature and emerging trends in the discipline
  • Timely completion and review of lab book records and general lab duties as required
  • Corporate citizenship, including serving on in-house committees
  • Complying with all current Company policies and procedures
  • Presenting work regularly at internal meetings

The Successful Candidate


  • An honours degree in life sciences with an emphasis on molecular biology. Previous experience in research or biopharmaceutical industry roles will be highly regarded.
  • Professional experience (desirable):
    • Experience in general molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, DNA purification and analysis, DNA cloning, use of molecular biology software)
    • Protein purification
    • Development and use of biochemical assays for screening antibody and recombinant protein function (e.g. SPR, ELISA, flow cytometry and other immunoassays or screening technologies)
    • Knowledge of immune repertoire and antibody structure/function
    • Basic use of spreadsheet software for data analysis
  • Personal attributes:
    • Excellent attention to detail, strong documentation skills, a can-do attitude and high level of integrity
    • Be well organised and able to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously while working within a team
    • Communicate effectively (both written and verbal)

To Apply


Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Research & Development

Sub Function

Biological Research

Reports To

Operations Scientist

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