Biophysics Scientist

Nurix, Inc.
San Francisco, California
Feb 23, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Join us in the science of saving lives.

Nurix is a science-focused company that is committed to bringing novel, first-in-class therapies to patients. Nurix is a leader in discovering a new class of drugs that work by modulating E3 ubiquitin ligases within the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). The UPS is a regulatory network that controls protein stabilization and degradation – a function vital to the healthy life of a cell – offering therapeutic opportunities in multiple disease areas. Nurix’s scientific team has established an innovative drug discovery platform to identify selective inhibitors or activators of the UPS, enabling the development of novel therapeutics that can restore normal cellular homeostasis.

Nurix was founded by internationally recognized experts in the UPS field and received its initial funding from leading life science investors, Third Rock Ventures and The Column Group.  In 2015, Nurix entered into a multi-year strategic collaboration with Celgene to discover and develop next-generation therapies targeting protein homeostasis in oncology, immunology and inflammation, including the rapidly evolving field of immuno-oncology.

Nurix is based in San Francisco’s biotechnology hub, Mission Bay – where academia and industry come together for cutting-edge life-saving research.

The Position

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist with expertise in Biophysics to join Nurix’s Discovery team.

You will provide scientific leadership in Nurix’s biophysics efforts to help support our hit identification, hit-to-lead and structural biology efforts. You will play a key role in collecting and interpreting biophysical assay data for ongoing discovery programs, but also will be responsible for implementing novel biophysical assays and techniques to expand our capabilities. You will work closely with an experienced team of interdisciplinary scientists and have regular opportunities to present findings to the project team and senior management.

You should have a strong desire to learn new techniques and incorporate new methodologies into your work.  You must be self-driven, resourceful, organized and focused, and enjoy being a part of a dynamic team in a project-based environment solving challenging scientific problems to benefit patients.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related field with at least three years of post-degree experience, or an M.S. with at least seven years of relevant work experience
  • Experience using biophysical techniques to analyze protein-protein interactions as well as protein-small molecule interactions
  • Hands on experience with Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
  • Expertise with the kinetic and thermodynamic characterization of ligand binding as well as quantitative data management and analysis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Practical experience with biophysical techniques such as Microscale Thermophoresis (MST), Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC), Differential Scanning Fluorimetry (DSF), and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Experience with Fragment Screening

Application Process

Please include a two-page research summary that highlights the above qualifications along with your resume.