Scientist: Nanofabrication, Surface Chemistry and Microfluidics

Pasadena, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Company Overview: Terray Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotechnology company leveraging our vast high-quality data to optimize the path from discovery to transformative therapeutics. Our approach delivers on the promise of computation to revolutionize drug discovery. Through our closed-loop wet lab discovery platform and data-rich AI, we overcome existing constraints on chemical data by systematically mapping the biochemical interactions of massive and diverse small molecule libraries to identify novel therapeutic compounds. Access to this quantitative data at scale allows us to intelligently navigate an infinitely extensible and highly diverse chemical space to efficiently design, discover and optimize small molecule therapeutics. Our internal development programs are focused on immunology. In addition to these programs we also work with leading pharmaceutical companies.

Our integrated computational platform, tNova, harnesses our novel affinity binding technology, tArray, unique resynthesis capabilities, and broad biology infrastructure. tArray is the foundation of our discovery engine. It enables us to screen hundreds of millions of compounds in minutes and return quantitative data on each compound. Vast, high purity, and high diversity compound libraries are rapidly iterated using best-in-class chemistry to unlock chemical insights at the scale necessary to power AI-driven drug discovery.

Position Summary: Terray Therapeutics is seeking a Scientist for our transformative platform technology. Our platform incorporates nano fabricated silicon chips, microfluidic flow cells and functionalized microbeads. Next generation R&D will involve improvements in all of these components.

The core of this job will be designing and overseeing the production of novel chip designs with regards to both geometry and surface chemistry. An ideal candidate will also contribute to improvements in integrating these chips with microfluidic flow cells, including designing and implementing enhancements on the microfluidics side. An ideal candidate will also have the background to support designing and executing novel bead surface chemistry functionalization to enable integration with enhanced chips and microfluidic flow cells.

Experience and Qualifications: Given the company's size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a Scientist who is thoughtful, high energy and can partner with the broader organization to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities.

Part of Terray Therapeutics' success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment comprised of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized and free to be creative.

Qualifications include:
• Ph.D. or M.S. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or related field with minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience
• Proven track record of innovation in the field of nanofabrication and surface chemistry
• Experience in chips functionalized for biological interfaces
• Demonstrated experience in characterization and testing of complex systems
• Preferred experience with microfluidics and device integration
• Preferred experience with fluorescent microscopy
• Preferred experience with solid phase synthesis or microbeads

She/he will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.