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Research Associate 2, Platform Biology

Eikon Therapeutics
Mount Eden, California, US
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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.


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Associate 2 to join our interdisciplinary research team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in advancing our mission by actively contributing to cutting-edge research projects that bridge the gap between biology and technology. You will directly support both the advancement of our drug discovery pipeline, as well as the development of our live-cell super resolution imaging platform. As a Research Associate 2, you will collaborate closely with both research and engineering teams to lead experimental efforts and drive the development of innovative solutions.

About You

The ideal candidate for this position is highly motivated to join an interdisciplinary team and push the frontiers of drug discovery. They have demonstrated proficiencies in various laboratory techniques, which are combined with strong attention to experimental details. They are creative in their science, self-motivated, and enjoy problem solving in a fast-paced environment while being able to multi-task between projects. They are resourceful and excellent communicators who can work either independently with minimal supervision, or within a team environment collaboratively. They remain adaptable to evolving research priorities and work proactively work with others to ensure team success.

What You'll Do
  • Work with a team of scientists and engineers to advance Eikon's drug discovery programs and further develop our novel live-cell super resolution imaging platform.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of cellular assays focused around Eikon's imaging platform, with an emphasis on precision, rigor, and reproducibility
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams that span biology, chemistry, optical engineering, software engineering, and data science to provide expertise, insights, and scientific findings that drive project objectives.
  • Document experimental procedures, results, and observations meticulously for accurate record-keeping.
  • Take an active role in data analysis, interpretation, and communicating research findings to internal teams.
  • Stay updated with the latest scientific breakthroughs and industry trends, integrating pertinent knowledge into research activities.

  • A Master's or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience in Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or a related field.
  • Basic knowledge of microscopy techniques, working experience is strongly preferred. Experience developing or refining microscopy-based technologies / assays is a plus
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, transfections, immunofluorescence, and common molecular biology assays is strongly preferred.
  • Exposure to quantitative and/or statistical data analysis, especially on larger datasets. Familiarity with programming languages is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and reliability in experimental outcomes.
  • Collaborative team player with excellent communication skills, that enable effective interactions and clear communications with all with team members.
  • Proactive, adaptable and responsive to evolving research priorities and challenges in a fast-paced environment.

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 $83,000 to $90,250 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.

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