South San Francisco, California, United States
Who we are
Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.
23andMe's Therapeutics team is committed to discovering and developing new therapies that can offer significant benefits for patients. This dedicated research and development group in South San Francisco identifies novel targets using 23andMe's genetic database and performs preclinical research to advance programs for disease areas with high unmet need.
We are seeking an outstanding Associate Scientist or Sr. Associate Scientist to join a collaborative team responsible for the biological characterization of drug targets and the preclinical development of drug compounds. Successful candidates will bring experience applying molecular and cell biology approaches to elucidate target protein function and drug mechanism of action.
More information about our Therapeutics team is available at https://therapeutics.23andme.com/.
What you’ll do
Design, validate, and implement biochemical and cell-based assays and assist in in vivo model characterization to support drug discovery in immunology and immune-oncology therapeutic areas
Execute in vitro and in vivo assays for target validation and new therapeutic development through activity and mechanism of action studies
Contribute to genetics-based evaluation of drug targets and initiation of new drug discovery programs
Interpret, record, and present complex biological data at group meetings and other company meetings
Communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, and maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
What you’ll bring
Bachelor's (+ min of 6 years' related experience), Master's (+ min of 4 years' related experience) or a PhD in biological sciences or related discipline
Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience strongly preferred
Hands-on experience with cell and biochemical assays, molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques
Proactive and highly self-motivated with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Excellent interpersonal communication and organization skills with the ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment
Deep knowledge in the field of immunology or immune-oncology, with experience in lymphoid and myeloid cell functional assays and multi-color flow cytometry
Experience with gene editing in primary cells
Note: Job title will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials