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, cross-functional research team committed to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, independent, creative, and driven to develop their expertise and career in the field of drug discovery.
Design and conduct biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology research as a component of drug discovery programs
Generate, analyze, document and present complex experimental data
Communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues
Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
Flexibility to perform other related duties as assigned
What you’ll bring
Bachelor's (+ min of 5 years’ relevant experience), Master's (+ min of 3 years’ relevant experience), or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related discipline
Experience in mammalian cell culture and genetic engineering of culture cell lines
Exceptional scientific thought process, specifically in relation to high-quality experimental design and subsequent data interpretation
Extensive molecular biology experience, with high proficiency in human cell line engineering (cloning, gene editing, transgene expression, tool cell line creation)
Experience in the development, characterization and optimization of biochemical/cellular assays to determine potency and selectivity and mechanism of action of small molecule or antibody hits/leads in biochemical, molecular or cellular processes
Ability to perform focused experiments with the goal of answering specific and defined molecular biology questions in order to drive drug discovery efforts
Excellent interpersonal communication and organization skills with the ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment
Proactive and highly self-motivated with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
The desire to develop the skills, expertise and experience to drive your career in the drug discovery space
Virus production and primary cell culture experience
Experience working in the field of one or more human disease phenotypes
Protein production understanding/experience
Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry work experience
Note: Job title will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials