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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate, DMPK

Kezar Life Sciences
South San Francisco, California
Start date
Sep 20, 2022

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Pharmacokinetics
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Job Details

Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ: KZR), a clinical-stage biotechnology sciences company located in South San Francisco, is seeking a Research Associate (RA) or Sr. RA for the DMPK group. The RA/SRA will play a major role in the research and development of novel small molecule therapies. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of assay support within the ADME functions.

Kezar is focused on small molecule drug discovery and development to target immune-mediated diseases and cancer. Kezar’s lead product candidate, KZR-616, a selective inhibitor of the immunoproteasome, is being evaluated in Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases. KZR-261, Kezar’s first oncology candidate targeting the protein secretion pathway via the Sec61 translocon, is now being studied in a Phase 1 clinical trial in several oncology indications.


  • Perform LC-MS/MS method development and sample analysis in biological matrices including plasma, blood, and various tissue homogenates.
  • Conduct routine in vivo pre-clinical PK studies.
  • Conduct in vitro ADME assays including metabolism stability, metabolite identification, et al.
  • Process, analyze, and report ADME assay results to project teams.
  • Write and review study protocols and reports as required.
  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of LCMS instruments.


  • Bachelor’s or/MS degree with 2-5 years of industrial experience in DMPK or related field.
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience in the application of in vivo PK and in vitro ADME studies to support pre-clinical discovery and development programs.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in interfacing with departments and collaborators.

Kezar Life Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Founded in 2015 and based in South San Francisco, Kezar (pronounced “keys are”) Life Sciences is combining courage, conviction and cutting-edge science to develop breakthrough treatments for immune-mediated and oncologic disorders – with the hope of helping people overcome their disease and live a better life. We are pioneering first-in-class, small molecule therapies that harness master regulators of cellular function to inhibit multiple drivers of disease via single, powerful targets. We are translating our innovative research in protein degradation (via immunoproteasome inhibition) and protein secretion (via the Sec61 translocon) to have a significant clinical impact in the most difficult-to-treat diseases.

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4000 Shoreline Ct
Suite 300
South San Francisco
United States
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