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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST, CELL BIOLOGY-IMMUNE ONCOLOGY at Vividion Therapeutics
San Diego, CA, US

Vividion Therapeutics is seeking a highly-motivated Research Associate/Associate Scientist to

contribute to the identification and development of novel small-molecule drugs. Vividion is a

privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego that is leveraging an innovative and

proprietary chemical proteomics platform to efficiently discover novel drugs in multiple areas

including oncology and immunology.

As an early stage startup company, Vividion is looking for energetic and experienced candidates

with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. The successful candidate

will have extensive hands on experience and expertise in mammalian cell culture techniques

(including transient transfection, retroviral transduction), basic molecular biology and cell and

biochemical assay development (including siRNA, flow cytometry and handling primary

immune cells).

Experience and education requirements

• BS with 7+ years or MS with 5+ years of experience (biotechnology/pharmaceutical

industry experience strongly preferred).

• Hands on in vitro assay development & troubleshooting experience are critical

• Drug discovery experience in any therapeutic area will be considered and candidates

with Immunology or Immuno-oncology backgrounds are especially encouraged to

apply.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Required technical skills include DNA cloning, mutagenesis, transfection, Western

Blotting, ELISA, aseptic technique, mammalian cell culture, primary immune cell

processing, and cell viability assays

• Desirable techniques include functional immune cell assays, flow cytometry,

PCR/qPCR, Immuneprecipitation, virus-based assays (reporter expression, etc.)

• Additional in vivo hands on experience is a plus.

• Outstanding problem-solving skills, troubleshooting skills and organization skills

• Be an effective team player and strong individual contributor, flexible, and able to

handle multiple tasks and deliver high quality results under tight timelines