Function: Discovery Research
Company: Phanes Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: San Diego, CA

Phanes Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotech company focused on discovery and development of therapies for grievous diseases, including metabolic complications and oncology. The company is built for scientific innovation and we welcome people with motivation and passion to join us to discover new medicines and improve healthcare. We believe that innovative thinking, seamless execution, team work, and integrity are key values to build success. Our mission is to relentlessly seek scientific and technological solutions to improve the lives of patients through creative work.

At Phanes, we understand that scientific innovation is a challenging task and that’s why we need the most talented people to accomplish our mission. We are committed to fostering an innovative and fun working environment where scientists can pursue creative ideas and deliver results, because we know that our success depends on how to realize the true potential of our people. We offer competitive compensation and provide good healthcare benefits.

This position is in the discovery research area and will work on our research site in San Diego, CA. He or she should have basic training and knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology or a related field. The candidate should have scientific experience of working in a laboratory to perform experiments independently and is expected to interpret most results independently. Technical skills in biochemical and cell-based assay development, generation of recombinant proteins using bacterial and mammalian expression systems, and operating major analytical equipments are required. This person is expected to supervise interns and manage the lab’s certain operational activities if needed.

The candidate must be a team player and is expected to work with other scientific staff on discovery projects. This person must be willing to collaborate and communicate with other team members within the company.

Key responsibilities:
1. Design experiments with appropriate controls.
2. Develop enzyme- and cell-based assays.
3. Perform enzyme and cell-based assays, tissue culture, transfection, and protein purification.
4. Process data and generate study reports.

Qualifications:
1. PhD or Master’s degree in a field of biological sciences. Strong understanding in immunology, metabolism or oncology will be preferably considered.
2. Expertise in cell biology and biochemistry with hands-on experience in western blot, tissue culture, mammalian cell transfection, protein purification, ELISA assays, and/or functional assays.
3. Good oral and written communication skills are required.
4. The person must be motivated to learn and to produce, and an organized team player.