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Senior Research Associate, Assay Biology (cell based assays)

Company: Eikon Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Hayward
Posted on: March 10, 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.PositionAs a Senior Research Associate at Eikon, you will join an interdisciplinary team of highly creative and talented individuals with outstanding expertise in the Company's core platform technologies. You will collaborate with scientists to establish and validate orthogonal cell-based functional assays that will be critical in aiding our single particle drug discovery platform and SAR campaigns. You will work with a team of biologists, chemists, computer scientists, and microscope engineers who rely on the assay that you develop About You

  • You're a rigorous experimentalist who takes pride in your ability to execute at the bench
  • You pay attention to detail, have good documentation and organizational skills
  • You're inquisitive, love learning and are eager to take on challenges
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy pushing the boundary of what is possible
  • You're resourceful and like to work independently, but are not shy to ask for advice and are responsive to feedbackWhat You'll Do
    • Aid in the development and validation of new cell-based assays to profile small molecule compounds identified through single particle screening campaigns
    • Use a combination of immunofluorescence, live-cell imaging, and other cell-based techniques to answer target related biology questions
    • Execute cell-based assays to aid in hit triage, SAR, and hit-to-lead identification of small molecules compounds
    • Generate high-quality and reproducible data in support of project team goals
    • Routinely export experimental results to team members and peers
    • Be able to adapt to new and fast-evolving methods and techniques
    • Interact with other researchers and scientists to discuss ongoing project needs
    • Perform practical lab work, schedule day-to-day tasks, and ensure timely delivery of high-quality resultsQualifications
      • BS or MS in Life Sciences, Molecular Biology or related discipline, with 1+ or more years of academic or industry experience in biology-related research
      • Experience with mammalian cell culture and related techniques is required
      • Experience with high-throughput instrumentation techniques and immunofluorescence is required
      • Experience with quantitative and/or statistical analysis using common software tools (GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Suite, etc.) and/or basic computational processing (R, Python, etc.) is a plus
      • Highly enthusiastic individual ready to tackle novel questions and be part of a fast-growing teamEikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.In accordance with the Company's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to have received both an FDA-approved primary vaccine series and at least one booster vaccine against COVID-19 as of their start date. If you are unable to meet this requirement due to a disability or serious medical condition, or due to a sincerely held religious belief, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

Keywords: Eikon Therapeutics, Inc., Hayward , Senior Research Associate, Assay Biology (cell based assays), Other , Hayward, California

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