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Scientist 2, Platform Biology

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, CA
Start date
Jun 13, 2024

Job Details

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.


We are actively seeking a motivated and skilled Scientist 2, Platform Biology to join our dynamic research team. In this role, you will work at the nexus of our Research and Engineering teams, applying advanced microscopy techniques to provide key data and drive drug discovery programs forward. You will become a champion of Eikon’s core platform, working collaboratively across teams to conduct cutting-edge research, drive impactful research initiatives, and contribute to the development of innovative solutions.

About You

The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic and experienced professional in the field of Biology, Bioengineering, or Biotechnology. This candidate boasts a proven track record in experimental design, execution, and data analysis, preferably within the biotechnology sector. They are proficient in advanced laboratory techniques, instrumentation, and technologies relevant to cutting-edge biological research. Their strong analytical skills enable them to effectively derive, interpret, and communicate complex scientific insights. Their excellent communication skills facilitate the clear conveyance of scientific concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. With a collaborative mindset, they work harmoniously within multidisciplinary teams and are proactive, adaptable, and responsive to evolving research priorities and challenges.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and execute experiments to evaluate possible therapeutic targets and advance them toward screening on Eikon’s novel high-throughput super resolution imaging platform.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data using sophisticated scientific techniques, extracting meaningful insights and contributing to project objectives.
  • Develop and optimize experimental protocols, assays, and methodologies to support the progression of research goals.
  • Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams – including biologists, chemists, optical engineers, software engineers, and data scientists – sharing expertise, insights, and fostering a collaborative scientific environment.=
  • Stay current with the latest scientific breakthroughs and industry trends, integrating relevant knowledge into research strategies.
  • Prepare comprehensive and accurate documentation of research findings, contributing to internal reports, presentations, and potential intellectual property.


  • Postdoc Fellowship or Ph.D. plus 2 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree plus 12 years relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 14 years of relevant experience in Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or related field.       
  • Proven track record in experimental design, execution, and data analysis, preferably within the biotechnology sector.
  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative microscopy to derive new biological insight.
  • Proficiency in cell biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, transient transfections, stable cell line generation, and using siRNA/CRISPR for gene-knockdown/knockout studies. Experience using lab automation to run robust high-throughput cell-based assays is a plus.
  • Experience with advanced microscopy techniques (e.g. Single-molecule localization microscopy, structured illumination, FCS, or similar) not required but highly encouraged.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to derive, interpret, and communicate complex scientific insights effectively. Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other programming languages highly encouraged.
  • Excellent communication skills, enabling clear conveyance of scientific concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Collaborative mindset with the ability to work harmoniously within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proactive, adaptable, and responsive to evolving research priorities and challenges.

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 $122,000 to $133,000 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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