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Scientist – Discovery Biology

NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biology, Scientist,

Job Description


NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is a private biotech company dedicated to discovering and developing the next generation of medicines for the treatment of serious diseases.  Our experienced scientific team has joined forces with an impressive group of industry professionals, Nobel Laureates and other distinguished researchers to form a company where innovation and cutting-edge science has provided the foundation for a robust drug discovery engine.  To date, NGM Bio has generated a pipeline of six drug candidates in various stages of development, including NGM282 that recently demonstrated proof-of-concept in a Phase 2 study in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We have many more in preclinical development. In 2015, we entered into a broad, strategic collaboration with Merck that will provide us with the resources and flexibility to pursue our ambitious R&D goals and further extend our pipeline of novel drug candidates.  
We are seeking a candidate who is highly proficient in in vivo pharmacology. Expertise in cancer immunology is highly desirable and experience with other disease models is a plus.  This is a three month contract position with possible extension.


•   Design and perform research in target discovery and validation
•   Establish and optimize in vivo animal models and perform compound screening
•   Employ modern molecular/cell/biochemistry techniques to elucidate cell signaling, protein-protein interaction, cellular function evaluation, protein and antibody characterization etc.
•   Introduce new technology or methodology to enhance research productivity
•   Present results to senior management and other research staff
•   May supervise other members of the team
•   Stay abreast of latest scientific and technology advancements in the field



•   Minimum 2-3 years’ of postdoctoral training experience
•   Sustained productivity evidenced by high quality publications
•   Must exhibit a combination of molecular/cell biology and in vivo experiences, and proven ability to acquire new knowledge and skills.
•   Previous research experience in at least two human disease areas is preferred
•   Previous industry experience in protein or antibody drug discovery is preferred


•   Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
•   Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional environment
•   Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
•   Independent, innovative and creative thinker
•   Strong organization and time management skills
•   Must be able to work in a fast paced, changing environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing responsibilities with a high degree of self-motivation.

NGM offers a creative, collaborative, highly challenging scientific environment, along with a strong compensation package that includes salary, stock options, 401(k) and a comprehensive benefits package.