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Scientist 1, Research Biology (Neuroscience)

Eikon Therapeutics
New York City, New York
Start date
Apr 4, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biology, Biotechnology, Neuroscience
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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.

About You

We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable Scientist I to join our esteemed Neurology research team. As a Scientist I, you will be a key player in developing complex cellular models to enable target discovery and validation for a broad range of CNS disorders.

What you’ll Do

  • Design and conduct rigorous experiments, including cell-based (cell lines, primary neurons and human iPSCs) and biochemical assays, aimed at execution of research projects focused on neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Assist in troubleshooting experiments, optimizing protocols, and addressing technical challenges to ensure the accuracy and reliability of data.
  • Build complex cellular models to enable target discovery and validation.
  • Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams to align research activities with broader scientific goals and objectives.
  • Support the training and guidance of junior research associates and interns, fostering a collaborative and productive research environment.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in neurology research by attending relevant conferences and workshops.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research publications, presentations, and grant proposals, showcasing the team's contributions to the field.
  • Maintain organized and comprehensive records of experiments, results, and protocols in adherence to company standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the maintenance, procurement, and inventory management of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Uphold a culture of safety by strictly following laboratory protocols and promoting best practices in accordance with regulatory guidelines.


  • Ph.D. or Master’s plus 10 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree plus 12 years of relevant experience in Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or related field.  
  • Extensive experience in developing and utilizing in vitro models of neurodegenerative and other neurological diseases.
  • Proven hands-on experience in the culture and maintenance of primary neurons and other CNS cell types including human iPSC-derived cells and/or 2D/3D cell culture techniques.
  • Proficiency in a range of laboratory techniques, including but not limited to cell culture, molecular biology, microscopy, automated liquid handlers and data analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret and communicate research findings effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling effective collaboration within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety protocols and adherence to regulatory guidelines.

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $109,000 to $118,750 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

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.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


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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