Senior Scientist I NBPI023

San Diego, CA, United States
Jul 19, 2019
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Position: Senior Scientist I

Reporting To: Director, Research & RNAi Lead Development

Position Objective

The successful candidate will join our research team as a critical team member to be involved in drug discovery research, and to execute in vitro and in vivo studies to evaluate new drug targets, novel drug candidates and treatment modalities.

Major Job Functions
  • Execute, interpret and report in vitro studies using established methodologies
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to execute all aspects of biomarker and translational research relevant to research program
  • Introduce new technologies, develop new biological and drug-screen assays and models
  • Design and qualify methods and protocols to identify and validate fit-for-purpose biomarkers relevant to target MOAs and/or signaling transduction pathways
  • Validate new target concepts
  • Conduct in vitro assays including RNA extraction & qRT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot, Cytokine, Flow cytometry, Cloning and others
  • Maintain accurate and timely study records
  • Deliver/present research progress to cross-functional project teams

Education, Licensure and/or Experience
  • PhD with 2-4 yrs or Masters with 10-15 yrs industry and/or academia experience in cancer biology, cell and molecular biology or related drug discovery setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer software and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Graphpad Prism)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with nucleic acid based drugs is a plus
  • Experience with animal modeling is a plus

Physical Job Requirements:

Office/Lab environment. Lifting up to 50 pounds may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keypad or to write, as well as talk and hear. They are required to stand, walk or sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.

Disclaimer: This job description reflects management's assignment of essential job duties; and nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

About Nitto BioPharma Inc.:

Company Overview:
Nitto BioPharma, Inc., is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company located in San Diego focused on the discovery and development of novel RNA-based therapeutics for intractable diseases. Clinical assets include a liver fibrosis program (BMS-986263/ND-L02-s0201), partnered with BMS and in Phase 2 in the US, an Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis program (ND-L02-s0201) in Phase 2 in the US and Europe and Oncology program (NBF-006) in Phase 1 in the US . Nitto BioPharma is also advancing several programs for intractable diseases including Oncology and fibrosis.