In Vitro Associate Scientist or Research Associate at Inception Sciences
San Diego, CA, US

Inception Sciences is seeking a dynamic scientist to work as part of a project team to identify lead compounds and advance programs towards clinical development in the context of oncology and auto-immune diseases. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of biochemical and cellular assays and actively participating in drug discovery projects. 


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree with over 5 years’ experience in developing in vitro assays in biotech or pharmaceutical environment.

  • In depth knowledge of, and hands-on experience with cell based assay development

    • Including but not limited to; in vitro reporter assay, cell imaging, enzymatic assays, RT-PCR, flow cytometry.

  • Evaluate drug candidates in biochemical, enzymatic, cell-based assays.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary team efforts through leading specific parts of the project.

  • Present regular research updates to project teams. 

  • Strong understanding of drug development.

  • Experience supporting the development of small molecules, biologics and/or other therapies.

  • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities.

  • High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong commitment to business ethics.

  • Excellent oral and written communication.

  • Must be flexible and open to new tasks and challenges.

  • Execute with precise attention to detail.

  • Good record keeping and attention to detail essential.

  • Must be proficient with computers and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Prism Graph Pad, PowerPoint.