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Research Associate, Microarray Screening

Terray Therapeutics
(On-site) Monrovia, CA
Start date
Apr 20, 2024

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Company Overview

Terray Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotechnology company led by pioneers and long-time leaders in artificial intelligence, biology, medicinal chemistry, automation, and nanotechnology. We’re generating chemical data purpose-built to propel drug discovery into the information age — and we’re doing it on a larger scale and faster than has ever before been possible.

Our closed loop system generates precise chemical datasets at unrivaled scale that work seamlessly with AI to systematically map biochemical interactions between small molecules and causes of disease. Iterative cycles of virtual molecular design and experimentation power AI and machine learning models, which in turn guide the next cycle of design. With a chemistry engine that measures billions of interactions daily and becomes increasingly precise with every cycle, we can answer an unprecedented array of questions — deriving insights that enable us to predictably create drugs for patients in need.

Position Summary

Terray Therapeutics is seeking new scientific minds to join our Microarray Screening team as a as a Research Associate. The focus of this position is the screening of proteins on Terray’s proprietary spatially encoded ultra-dense microarrays. The candidate will be a part of the larger biology team dedicated to screening and biology assays and will collaborate on daily basis with automation team, computational and data sciences team and production team. The position will be based in Monrovia, California.

The responsibilities include:

  • Preparing buffers for each protein
  • Proteins handling (dilutions, fluorescent secondary labeling) and quality control
  • Microarrays handling (inventory, blocking, loading, imaging)
  • Running proteins across the arrays through automated fluidics systems
  • Imaging the arrays on the microscope between protein binds
  • Imaging data QC
  • Data analysis and screening data QC
  • Interpret and communicate results
  • Process development and optimization
  • Record, organize, maintain experiments in electronic notebooks
  • Organization of lab and equipment and other tasks as needed
Experience and Qualifications

Given the company’s size, anticipated growth, and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a candidate who can work effectively within the existing Microarray Screening team and collaborate with other teams 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 of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized, and free to be creative.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related disciplines
  • Excellent attention to details and accurate data entry
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Skill in time management and multitasking
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, written and verbal communication and can thrive in highly-collaborative research environment
  • Ability to record, interpret, and report results with clarity
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency and ability to deliver high-quality data
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experienced in a wet lab environment
  • Experience working with proteins
  • Experience in microscopy

They 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.

Compensation Details

$62,500 - $84,000 (annually) depending on experience; participation in the Company's stock option plan; 3% 401K contribution; fully paid health, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.


Terray is a biotechnology company with the technology, data, and mindset to radically change the way we discover and develop small molecule therapeutics. We explore molecules and targets broadly and deeply with a sophisticated integration of ultra-high throughput experimentation, generative AI, biology, medicinal chemistry, automation, and nanotechnology. Everything the company does is grounded in an iterative approach, producing massive amounts of precise, purpose-built data that gets increasingly valuable with each cycle of design and experimentation. The company’s platform uniquely blends experimentation and computation to improve the cost, speed, and success rate of small molecule drug discovery and development.

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