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Software Engineer II- Drug Discovery

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, California
Start date
Oct 4, 2022

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Engineering, Science/R&D, Pharmacology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay, NextGen Bio
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Job Details

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real-time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


The Data Science (Drug Discovery) role is central to our vision of building software to bridge between scientists and engineers. Working collaboratively, you will develop and deploy algorithmic solutions for high-throughput drug discovery screens, improving Eikon’s ability to analyze experiment results.  

About You

You are an adventurous, passionate, and creative software engineer eager to apply your talents to empower interdisciplinary scientific exploration, inaugurate a radical drug-discovery paradigm, and ultimately create novel medicines. You will bring to this challenge enthusiasm, high energy, intellectual curiosity, and scientific rigor. You are excited about being a foundational member of a small but growing team. 

As part of Eikon’s diverse team, you will interface with biologists, medicinal chemists, microscopists, and optical and automation engineers to design and deploy computational solutions that enable the exploration and quantification of Eikon’s high-content datasets. 

What You’ll Do

  • Define and implement analytical and machine learning solutions to solve complex high-throughput drug discovery problems using various computational tools
  • Establish new methods for analyses and build workflows and dashboards for analysis visualizations to drive decision-making for drug discovery programs
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to understand tactical needs to keep experiments moving forward


  • MSc in Computer Science or in a related quantitative field (physics, statistics, computational chemistry, etc.) plus at least 3 years of experience working as a programmer, or equivalent
  • Expertise in analysis of large-scale datasets and multicomponent optimization is required
  • Prior experience with algorithm development in a scientific domain
  • Strong Python programming expertise required
  • Chemistry knowledge at the college level is preferred
  • Biology knowledge at the college level is preferred
  • Ability to efficiently investigate and solve problems, from prototype development (Python) to production designs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team-oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges
  • Enthusiasm for gaining biological and drug discovery experience is essential

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization.  You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date.  If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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3929 Point Eden Way
United States
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