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Absci, Biotechnology Company Translating Ideas into Drugs, Retains Frederickson Partners for Chief People Officer Search

Absci, the drug and target discovery company harnessing deep learning AI and synthetic biology to expand the therapeutic potential of proteins, has partnered with Frederickson Partners for their Chief People Officer (CPO) search.

The executive will be based in their new 77,000 square foot Vancouver, Washington headquarters, and report directly to the company’s CEO. The CPO will serve as the strategic and operational leader of the People & Experience (HR) function, and be a member of Absci’s executive leadership team.  As CPO, they will design and implement processes that meet the needs of the organization, are consistent with the company’s values and culture, and support Absci’s planned growth.

Absci is the drug and target discovery company harnessing deep learning AI and synthetic biology to expand the therapeutic potential of proteins. The company’s Integrated Drug Creation™ Platform identifies novel drug targets, discovers optimal biotherapeutic candidates, and generates the cell lines to manufacture them in a single efficient process. Biotech and pharma innovators partner with Absci to create the next generation of protein-based drugs, including Bionic Proteins™ containing nonstandard amino acids, and other novel drug designs that may be impossible to make with other technologies. Their goal is to enable the development of better medicines by Translating Ideas into Drugs™.

Frederickson Partners recruits high impact human resources leaders for innovative companies. Frederickson matches startups, tech unicorns, and the Fortune 500 with world-class full-time and project-based talent. The country’s leading People executive search firm, Frederickson Partners is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices nationwide. Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, ServiceNow, StockX, The Nature Conservancy, Twitter, Uber and Workday.

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