Research Associate: Microarray Screening

Terray Therapeutics

Monrovia, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Sciences
  • Post Date: 04/03/2024
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  • Company Address: 129 N. Hill, Suite 103, Pasadena, California , 91106, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Terray Therapeutics

Terray Therapeutics is a biotechnology company headquartered in Pasadena, California. Terray utilizes a novel screening and optimization platform (tArray) to develop treatments for historically intractable causes of human disease.

Job Description

Company Overview: Terray is a biotechnology company with the technology, data, and mindset to radically change the way we discover and develop small molecule therapeutics. We explore molecules and targets broadly and deeply with a sophisticated integration of ultra-high throughput experimentation, generative AI, biology, medicinal chemistry, automation, and nanotechnology. Everything the company does is grounded in an iterative approach, producing massive amounts of precise, purpose-built data mapping interactions between small molecules and causes of disease that gets increasingly valuable with each cycle of design and experimentation. The company’s platform uniquely blends experimentation and computation to improve the cost, speed, and success rate of small molecule drug discovery and development.

Position Summary: Terray Therapeutics is seeking a research associate for our screening team. The research associate will primarily be responsible for screening protein targets against our small molecule microarrays. This work will include preparing buffers, proteins handling and QC, running proteins across the arrays through fluidics systems, imaging the arrays on the microscope between protein binds, image data QC, data analysis and other tasks as needed. The focus of this position is the screening of proteins on Terray’s proprietary spatially encoded ultra-dense microarrays. The candidate will work in the biology team dedicated to screening and biology assays. The candidate will report to the leader of the screening team.

Experience and Qualifications: Given the company’s size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a scientist who is thoughtful, high energy and can work effectively with the biology team to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities. 

Part of Terray Therapeutics’ success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment comprised of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized and free to be creative.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related disciplines
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Ability to multitask, identify and solve problems.
  • Skill in organizing and maintaining up to date, accurate electronic notebooks.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to record, interpret, and report results with clarity.
  • Desire to be a team player in a cross-functional environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a wet lab.
  • Experience working with proteins.
  • Experience in microscopy.

You will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.