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Scientist 1, Research Biology (Oncology)

Company: Eikon Therapeutics
Location: Hayward
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Company DescriptionEikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon's discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets. Position As a Scientist at Eikon you will be an essential part of an interdisciplinary team of highly creative and talented individuals with outstanding expertise in the Company's core platform technologies and drug discovery processes. You'll play a key role in contributing to Eikon's pipeline and executing key biology studies for multiple drug discovery programs with a focus in oncology. You'll be collaborating and working closely with a team of biologists, chemists, and engineering experts. About you

  • You're a rigorous experimentalist who takes pride in your ability to execute at the bench
  • You're passionate about drug discovery and discovering effective treatments for patients
  • You're conscientious, organized and pay almost obsessive attention to detail
  • You're curious, love learning and are eager to take on hard problems
  • You're collaborative by nature and are happy to help
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy pushing the edge of what is possibleWhat you'll do
    • Culture various mammalian cell lines and generate engineered cell lines to facilitate drug discovery effort
    • Develop, optimize and execute various cell-based assays for target validation, screening campaigns, and compounds MoA to support drug discovery programs
    • Keep detailed and organized records of experimental protocols and results
    • Collaborate and communicate across a diverse interdisciplinary research team
    • Contribute to multiple projects simultaneously and manage diverse team interactionsQualifications
      • PhD in biology related areas, MS degree plus 10 years of relevant experience; or BS degree plus 12 years of relevant experience
      • Proficient in mammalian cell culture and cellular assays, e.g., transfection, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, RT-qPCR, gene knockdown or knockout, luciferase assay, cell viability assay, HiBit assay etc.
      • Experience with automation and other high-throughput tools and instrumentation is a plus
      • Experience in oncology is desirable
      • Experience in discovering, validating, and/or characterizing drug targets through genetic and/or pharmacological approaches is desirable
      • Capacity for quantitative and/or statistical analysis using common software tools (, GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
      • The ability to communicate clearly and build open collaborative relationships is essentialAt Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:
        • 401k plan with company matching
        • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)
        • Mental health and wellness benefits
        • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns
        • Generous paid time off and holiday policies
        • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies
        • Enhanced parental leave benefit
        • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-siteThe expected salary range for this role is $105,000 to $121,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Keywords: Eikon Therapeutics, Hayward , Scientist 1, Research Biology (Oncology), Healthcare , Hayward, California

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