Scientist, Cancer Biology

Hexagon Bio
Menlo Park, CA
Nov 08, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Company Description

 Hexagon Bio is leveraging its proprietary genomics-based platform and understanding of natural product evolution to develop the next generation of medicines for human disease. Hexagon Bio's algorithms identify biosynthetic gene clusters that encode the machinery needed to produce specialized metabolites that can be used to identify and modulate human disease targets. Our unique synthetic biology platform allows us to produce new chemical leads based on these findings. Hexagon’s highly interdisciplinary platform uses data science, genomics, synthetic biology and automation to discover potent, evolutionarily refined small molecules and their cognate targets directly from fungal genomes. 

Job Description

We are looking to add a cancer biologist to our growing drug discovery team. As one of the earliest members of this team, you will play a key role in our oncology target identification and validation efforts. You will lead target programs and will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to identify and prioritize new target candidates and novel small molecule opportunities that come from our proprietary genomics based natural product platform. You will design, implement, document and present your scientific findings. 

Key Qualifications

  • PhD in biology or related discipline required
  • Demonstrated expertise in cancer biology and a strong understanding of target identification and validation  
  • Expertise in cancer metabolism, protein degradation, cell cycle, and/or cell signaling 
  • Track record of innovation as demonstrated by publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Understanding of targeted therapies and their resistance mechanisms desired
  • Understanding of the current competitive landscape of oncology drugs
  • Cancer pharmacology experience with in vivo PK/PD and efficacy models is a plus
  • Experience managing external collaborations and contract research organizations is desired
  • Biopharmaceutical experience in drug discovery is a plus
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to build transparent and collaborative relationships across the company 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and management skills that foster collaboration, teamwork, scientific excellence and rigorous innovation

Hexagon Bio is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.