About US

4-Antibody, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agenus Inc., is located in Basel, Switzerland and Jena, Germany. 4-Antibody has a powerful fully-human antibody drug-discovery technology platform, which is generating an emerging pipeline of antibody therapeutics focused on immuno-oncology.

4-Antibody's technology platform, Retrocyte Display®, is designed to generate high quality therapeutic antibody drug candidates quickly using a high-throughput approach incorporating human antibody libraries expressed in mammalian B-lineage lymphocytes. We currenly have preclinical checkpoint antibody programs targeting GITR, OX40, CTLA-4, PD-1, TIM-3, and LAG-3. We are expecting to identify development programs to be in a position to file investigational new drug applications in 2015/2016. Please see our pipeline for more information.


Jena, Germany

Basel, Switzerland

Research Technician: Antibody Discovery

You will be using Retrocyte Display®, our advanced in vitro mammalian display technology, for design and development of cellular fully human antibody libraries as well as for the identification and optimization of fully human antibodies. You will be responsible for the documentation, analysis and interpretation of experiments and you will present your results within a multidisciplinary team environment. Last but not least we will count on your willingness and motivation to tackle both new as well as routine tasks.

Required Qualifications

You hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Biology or are a trained lab technician (please note that this position is not suitable for PhDs). You have several years of proven experience in cell biology, biotechnology or immunology. Hands on experience with flow cytometry and in depth knowledge of mammalian cell culture is a must. Molecular biology skills will be an advantage. We are looking for team-oriented candidates who are used to work in an independent and efficient way, are well organized, self-motivated and ready to take on responsibility for their own work as well as for the team. We expect excellent communication skills as well as drive and openness to grow in this position personally and professionally. Fluency in English as well as good working knowledge of standard MS Office software are mandatory requirement.

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