Research Associate: Biology

Terray Therapeutics

Onsite/Remote / Monrovia, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Sciences
  • Post Date: 04/03/2024
  • Website: www.terraytherapeutics.com
  • Company Address: 129 N. Hill, Suite 103, Pasadena, California , 91106, US

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 motivated, creative, and experienced cell biologist to join our biology team. The candidate will work with other scientists in the team to run a wide range of cell-based assays to evaluate hits from our screens and drive lead optimization. 

The core responsibilities of this job will be:  

  1. Culture cell lines and expand primary cells to support cell assay team workflows
  2. Working closely with our assay scientists, run 96-well format cell-based assays specific to therapeutic targets of interest
  3. Use liquid handling robots to maximize efficiency for medium to high-throughput screening of small molecule hits from our affinity screens 
  4. Record experiments in electronic notebooks, analyze data and communicate results
  5. Support organization and maintenance of lab and equipment 

Experience and Qualifications 

Given the company’s size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a scientist who is thoughtful, high energy, attentive to detail, 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 comprising engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized, and free to be creative.  

This person 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. 

Required Qualifications 

  • BSc with 3+ years of research experience in the field of immunology, oncology or related field   
  • Extensive hands-on experience with cell culture   
  • Extensive hands-on experience with 96-well plate-based cell assays required, such as reporter assays, gene expression, qPCR and ELISAs   
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and can thrive in a highly collaborative research environment   
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency, ability to troubleshoot to solve problems and to deliver high quality data   

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Background in drug discovery
  • Proficiency in primary cell isolation, differentiation, culture, and flow cytometry 

Compensation Details 

$62,500 - $85,000 (annually) depending on experience and seniority; participation in the Company's option plan; 3% retirement contribution; full health, dental, vision and ancillary benefits.