Research Associate, In Vitro Screening & Biochemistry

San Diego, California
Apr 23, 2018
Science/R&D, Chemistry
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Abide Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to contribute to the identification and development of novel small molecule drugs targeting the serine hydrolase enzyme family.  Abide’s mission is to develop innovative medicines that target serine hydrolases, one of the largest enzyme classes in nature with validated, but mostly untapped therapeutic potential. Abide is a privately held biotechnology company. This position will be based in our San Diego, California laboratory.

If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and enjoy creative and challenging work, Abide may be the company for you. 

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with our biologists, medicinal chemists and clinicians to discover new therapeutics. Thus, the role requires competencies and an interest in participating on a team carrying out in vitro drug screening efforts. This role involves in vitro pharmacological characterization of new small molecule drug candidates using Abide’s electrophoresis gel-based screening platform. Analyzing and interpreting data and integrating with results from other experimental approaches and disciplines would be a critical part of the role. For example, the ideal candidate would have an interest in developing in vitro assays for further compound characterization, testing compounds in primary cells and established cell lines, as well as working with medicinal chemists to identify trends in structure-activity relationships. These activities require strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.

Experience and education requirements:




  • BS or MS degree
  • 1 – 5 years of academic or industrial experience
  • Good knowledge of basic biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and, cell culture laboratory skills
  • Excellent attention to data analysis and detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Both effective team player and strong individual contributor, flexible, and able to handle multiple tasks and deliver high quality results under tight timelines

For additional information about Abide Therapeutics, Inc. please visit our website at  In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Abide also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) Plan.  Abide Therapeutics, Inc is an EEO employer.