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Scientist 2, Platform Biology

Eikon Therapeutics
Mount Eden, California, US
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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.


As a Scientist joining the Platform Biology team, you work at the nexus of our Research and Engineering teams, applying advanced microscopy to provide key data and drive drug discovery programs forward. In this role, you will bring an expertise in Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology along with experience in methods development. You will become a champion of Eikon's core platform, working collaboratively across groups to build assays and screen compounds against novel therapeutic targets.

About You

You're a rigorous experimentalist who takes pride in meticulously designing and executing experiments. You are passionate about technological innovation, drug discovery and having a positive impact on patients. You are conscientious, detail oriented, and organized. You are collaborative by nature and happy to rapidly context-switch. You enjoy teaching and mentoring research associates. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy pushing the edge of what is possible.

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 resolutions screening platform
  • Work with biologists, chemists, microscope engineers, software engineers, and data scientists to identify the suite of tools and analytical methods needed to identify and advance hit compounds
  • Mentor junior research associates to conduct laboratory experiments. Keep detailed and organized records of experimental protocols and results
  • Interpret and present scientific findings at research meetings
  • Provide scientific input and propose well-thought experimental plans
  • Collaborate and communicate across a diverse research team to successfully progress scientific goals

  • PhD or equivalent experience in Genetics, Genomics, Systems Biology, Computational Biology
  • Proficiency in standard cell and molecular biology techniques, with a strong emphasis on CRISPR screening methods and NGS sequencing in addition to mammalian cell culture and cell line engineering
  • Experience using and refining quantitative microscopy methods to derive new biological insights
  • Keen analytical and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with Python, R, or other programming languages encouraged
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to build open and collaborative relationships within and across teams

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 $118,000 to $136,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

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