Associate Scientist / Senior Associate Scientist, Biology

San Diego, CA, United States
Aug 31, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Vividion is a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego that is leveraging an innovative and proprietary chemical proteomics platform to efficiently discover novel drugs in multiple areas including oncology and immunology. We aim to transform the future of human health through the limitless creation of highly selective small molecule medicines that reach unreachable targets. As an early stage startup company, Vividion is looking for energetic and experienced candidates with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. We believe that the whole team contributes to the overall mission. We succeed as a team, and we grow as a team.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will have extensive hands on experience and expertise in basic molecular biology, mammalian cell culture techniques, and cellular and biochemical assay development.

Experience and education requirements:
  • BS/MS with 7+ years of experience in cell biology (biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry experience preferred)
  • Supporting the validation of novel drug targets via multiple mechanisms, including testing the effects of compounds on proteins in cellular and biochemical settings
  • Development and/or use of new technology to support drug discovery
  • Required technical skills include a strong molecular biology skill set (e.g., transient transfection, site-directed mutagenesis, cloning, plasmid DNA purification), Western Blotting, mammalian cell culture, primary cell culture, and experience with high-throughput screening assays
  • Experience in ubiquitin biology is desired

Required Key Attributes:
  • Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Be an effective team player and strong individual contributor, flexible, and able to handle multiple tasks and deliver high quality results under tight timelines

Further Information:

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Vividion also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance. Vividion Therapeutics, Inc. is an EEO employer.