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Principal Scientist, Metabolic Biology

Planet Pharma
Palo Alto, California, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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No matter your role with us, successful team members are:
  • Drive basic research towards the clinic at warp speed
  • Independently design, execute and analyze experiments within our top-notch laboratory
  • Communicate findings and implications to senior leadership and team members
  • Help drive overall preclinical strategy
  • Collaborate with the business development team to assess and understand a variety of metabolic, renal, and pulmonary diseases
  • Use a variety of biochemical, cellular, genetic, and pharmacological techniques to advance multiple candidates from discovery research to clinical development
  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive towards practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • Ph.D., or Ph.D./MD degree and expertise in a relevant scientific field (e.g., cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology)
  • 2+ years of postdoctoral experience in a relevant research field
  • 2+ years of experience in industry/biotech working on a metabolic, renal, or pulmonary disease
  • Demonstrated record of achievement as evidenced by first-author publications in top tier journals, grants, scholarships, or awards
  • Strong experience working with a variety of human-relevant cell types
  • Experience with CRISPR cell line engineering is preferred
  • Experience in genetics, functional assays (biochemical and cell-based), and disease modeling
  • Experience with a wide range of biophysical, biochemical, molecular, and cellular biology techniques, functional assay development, immunohistochemistry (IHC), ELISA, Western blot, high content imaging, qPCR, RT-PCR, and RNA-seq
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