Research Associate I/II, Biology

We are a close-knit, driven, and patient-focused team of drug discovery and precision oncology experts bringing a new dimension to precision oncology. We have discovered new ways to selectively inhibit oncogenic drivers with small molecules that conditionally modulate proteins in their functional state. Our conditional inhibitors are unlocking critical and elusive cancer targets including TEAD and CDK2.

We are looking for a driven, collaborative Research Associate to join our growing Biology team. The Research Associate will be responsible for developing innovative cellular assays to enable cancer drug discovery and validating potential drug targets using the latest genetic technology.  A successful candidate will be a team player with intellectual curiosity who seeks a scientifically rigorous environment for their career development in drug discovery.

We view you as a key contributor whose contributions will be critical to our success. Your job responsibilities will include: 

  • Design, develop and execute cancer biology experiments focused on the identification and validation of new drug targets
  • Design, develop, optimize, and execute cellular assays to support drug discovery programs and characterize mechanism of action for drug candidates
  • Proactively review literature to bring in newest scientific findings, ideas, and methods/technologies for discovery research
  • Interpret, summarize, and present research findings in internal scientific meetings
  • Actively participate in and collaborate with multidisciplinary drug discovery teams
  • Support the management of ongoing work at external CROs

Some of the key requirements in your background are

  • BS or MS in Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics or related discipline
  • 1+ years of Cell biology skills working with established cell lines
  • Experience in cancer biology and drug discovery preferred
  • Expertise with all or some of the following: mammalian cell culture, genetic engineering (siRNA, shRNA, sgRNA, CRISPR knock-in), transfections and transductions, cell-based assays (proliferation, apoptosis, viability, reporter), Western blotting, ELISA, cellular immunostaining, flow cytometry/cell sorting
  • Familiarity with molecular biology and cloning
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, thriving in a “teach and learn” environment
  • Collaborative, flexible, and a “go-getter” mentality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organizational and problem-solving abilities

To apply, please submit your resume to