Website Absci Corporation

Absci is the drug and target discovery company harnessing deep learning and synthetic biology to expand the therapeutic potential of proteins. We built our Integrated Drug Creation™ Platform to identify novel drug targets, discover optimal biotherapeutic candidates, and generate the cell lines to manufacture them in a single efficient process. Our goal is to enable the development of better medicines. We Translate Ideas into Drugs™. Based in Vancouver, Washington, ten minutes from Portland, Oregon, we’re located within an hour of world class alpine terrain and rugged Pacific coastlines. Check out this short video to learn more and see how our #Unlimiters are changing the world one protein at a time:

The Executive Assistant will work in a fast paced, highly collaborative and innovative drug discovery company . You will play a significant role in supporting our executive team in managing and directing the entire company.  You will leverage your experience in supporting, organizing, and communicating with leaders to support communication throughout the organization and with Absci’s partners.

This position requires strategic thinking and a high level of collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams within Absci.  We work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic team and high-performance culture striving to achieve the impossible!


  • Provides high-level administrative support and assistance to the Executive Team and other assigned senior leadership staff.
  • Proactively manage and anticipate the day-to-day needs of the Executive to ensure they are prepared and organized for all internal and external meetings and events.
  • Manage complex and fast-changing calendars, using sound judgment to assess conflicting priorities and responsibilities.
  • Performs clerical and administrative tasks including drafting internal and external communications, memos, invoices, reports, and other documents for senior staff.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports and other materials for the consideration of the Board of Directors.
  • Handle highly confidential and/or sensitive matters and projects with discretion and tact.
  • Arranges travel, meals and accommodations for executives.
  • Schedules and attends meetings on behalf of executives, taking notes, recording minutes, and providing direction.
  • Receives incoming communication or memos on behalf of senior staff, reviews content, determines importance, and summarizes and/or distributes contents to appropriate staff.
  • Acts as gatekeeper and manager for the Executive’s schedule.
  • Key role in the preparation of departmental meetings, agenda items, communications, and other functions.
  • Assists with the preparation, monitoring, and improvement of workflows and other project management functions within the department.
  • Prepare and process expense reports.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • At least four (4) years of related experience working directly with senior management.
  • Experience working in a position that requires confidentiality
  • Expert skills in Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

Preferred (but not required):

  • Education or work experience in a scientific field
  • Previous experience with a high growth, fast paced, startup organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of Google’s office platform, including email, Google docs, Google calendars and other applications.
  • Ability to learn processes and procedures quickly and effectively.

We seek candidates who will dive into 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 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, breakfast and lunch, and 401(k) with a generous company match. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Absci is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Absci will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Absci offers a dog-friendly work environment – bring your pup along for the ride.

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