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Senior Scientist 2, In Vitro Pharmacology

Eikon Therapeutics
New York, NY
Start date
May 21, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Pharmacology
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Full time
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Eikon 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.


This Senior Scientist 2, In Vivo Pharmacology will be working within the pharmacology team and supporting the analysis of animal and human tissues to understand target engagement, potential biomarkers and their relationship to efficacy in disease models. This position requires a person to be highly skilled in numerous molecular biology techniques including the development and execution of immunoassays, PCR techniques for gene expression analysis, flow cytometry and possibly immuno-histochemical techniques. An interest and desire to learn high resolution microscopy and single molecule tracking technology would be plus. The position reports to the VP of Pharmacology and interacts with numerous project teams of clinical, chemistry, biology and pharmacology scientists. This is an opportunity to significantly impact Eikon’s drug discovery pipeline and work in a fast-paced and highly energetic environment.

About You

You have a desire to contribute to a face paced, energetic, scientifically driven group. You are a highly skilled molecular biologist with experience working with whole tissues who is versatile and able to pivot between multiple techniques in a fast-paced environment. You have great communication skills and are able to describe you data to colleagues, management and project teams. You’re conscientious and with great attention to detail, documentation and organization are second nature. You are excited about being a foundational member of a rapidly growing team.

What You’ll Do

  • Support the in vivo characterization of novel chemical entities by performing the ex-vivo molecular analysis on tissues from both clinical and pre-clinical disease models to understand target engagement and resulting efficacy.
  • Engage with clinical or animal scientist colleagues to understand study designs and timelines for studies. Be prepared to analyze tissues from studies as they are available.  Work with numerous molecular techniques to analyze the tissues and report data to pharmacology and project teams.
  • Develop, optimize, and validate biomarker assays using tool compounds to either building on ideas from research biology or perform novel development.
  • Work flexibly across numerous drug development programs in various therapeutic areas.
  • Potentially mentor junior scientists in performing PD assays from tissues to encourage cross-training on techniques. Maintain excellent and timely lab note book entries.
  • Be a technical leader that can provide feedback on the project team. Contribute to study reports to be using for regulatory filings.


  • A Postdoc fellowship plus 4 years; or Ph.D. plus minimum 7 years of relevant experience; or Master's plus 16 years of relevant experience; or Bachelor's plus 18 years of relevant experience
  • Experience working in drug discovery with an emphasis on molecular biology and experience analyzing whole tissues (e.g. serum, tumor, whole organ tissue etc.)
  • Experience with cell culture, immuno-assay development and optimization (e.g. ELISA and MSD), real time and conventional PCR techniques and flow-cytometry; immune-histochemistry skills a plus.
  • Management and/or training of junior scientists possibly, accurate capturing and presentation of results and authoring of selected study reports.
  • Ability to organize results and present to larger project teams both in clinical and research settings.
  • You thrive in team environments, seek opportunities for collaboration and value team members success as much as your own.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and meticulous lab notebook entries.

At 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-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $155,000 to $169,100 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon 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 be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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