Associate Scientist Position or Research Associate position

San Diego, CA
Feb 12, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Associate Scientist Position or Research Associate position

Inception Therapeutics is seeking a dynamic scientist to work as part of a project team to identify lead compounds and advance programs towards clinical development in the context of oncology and auto-immune diseases. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of cellular assays and actively participating in drug discovery projects. 


  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree with immunology background and over 5 years' experience in developing in vitro immunology assays in academia, biotech or pharmaceutical environment.
  • The candidate should have hands on experience with isolation, culture and differentiation of primary human immune cells from peripheral blood. Experience with macrophage differentiation assays, T cell proliferation assays, B cell differentiation assays and mixed lymphocyte reactions is desired. Hands on Flow cytometry experience with staining as well as analysis software usage is essential. 
  • Mouse immune cell isolation experience is a plus.
  • In depth knowledge of, and hands-on experience with cell based assay development is a plus:
    • Including but not limited to: in vitro reporter assay, cell imaging, enzymatic assays, RT-PCR.
  • Evaluate drug candidates in biochemical, enzymatic, cell-based assays.

    • Participate in multidisciplinary team efforts through leading specific parts of the project.

    • Present regular research updates to project teams. 

    • Strong understanding of drug development.

    • Experience supporting the development of small molecules, biologics and/or other therapies.

    • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities.

    • High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.

    • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment.

    • Strong commitment to business ethics.

    • Excellent oral and written communication.

    • Must be flexible and open to new tasks and challenges.

    • Execute with precise attention to detail.

    • Good record keeping and attention to detail essential.

    • Must be proficient with computers and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Prism Graph Pad, PowerPoint.

    Inception Therapeutics offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits packages, as well as working in a supportive team environment. This position is located in our San Diego office.  We invite you to consider a career with Inception by submitting your resume.