Research Associate/ Sr. Research Associate- Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, (DMPK)

Hayward, California
Jun 09, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Arcus Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented candidate for the position of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in the Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) Department. The successful applicant will be responsible for performing cell based in vitro ADME assays to support our discovery and development programs.

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop, optimize and perform cell-based in vitro assays such as human hepatocyte CYP induction and PXR activation assays
  • Contribute to establishment of in vitro permeability and transporter assays
  • Analyze and summarize assay data. Report experimental results to project teams
  • Maintain cell cultures and lab equipment
  • Keep accurate and detailed scientific notebooks


  • ​BS/MS degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or related discipline with 2 to 5 years of relevant R&D experience
  • Solid background in cell biology and molecular biology
  • Prior experience with cell based assays is required
  • Hands-on experience in LC-MS/MS quantitation is a plus
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, attention to details and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with effective time-management skills
  • Open minded and a good team player
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Arcus Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer.