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Scientist 1, Platform Biology

Employer
Eikon Therapeutics
Location
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.

Position

We are seeking a talented and motivated Scientist 1, 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 and contribute to the development of innovative solutions.

About You

The ideal candidate for this role is a highly experienced professional in the field of Biology, Bioengineering, or Biotechnology. This candidate demonstrates a strong background in experimental design, execution, and data analysis. They are proficient in laboratory techniques and equipment relevant to biological research and possess strong analytical skills for interpreting and communicating complex scientific data. Their excellent communication skills allow them to effectively convey scientific concepts, and they have a collaborative mindset, enabling them to work effectively within multidisciplinary teams. They are proactive and adaptable to evolving research priorities and challenges, making them a valuable addition to the team.

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 experimental data using scientific techniques and software tools, deriving meaningful insights and contributing to project objectives.
  • Contribute to the development and optimization of experimental protocols, assays, and methodologies to support 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 updated on the latest scientific advancements and industry trends, integrating relevant knowledge into research strategies.
  • Document research findings accurately and comprehensively, contributing to internal reports, presentations, and potential intellectual property.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Master’s plus 10 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree plus 12 years of relevant experience in Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or related field.       
  • 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 interpret and communicate complex scientific data. Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other programming languages highly encouraged.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey scientific concepts effectively.
  • Collaborative mindset with the capacity to work effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proactive and adaptable 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 $109,000 to $118,750 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.

Company

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.

Company info
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3929 Point Eden Way
Hayward
CA
94545
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