Website Ambagon Therapeutics

Ambagon with a mission to provide new therapies for unmet needs

Ambagon Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of small molecules stabilizing the interaction between adaptor proteins and their disease-promoting client proteins.  Our academic founders are the world leaders in this novel approach and launched Ambagon with a mission to provide new therapies for unmet needs in oncology.  This role is an opportunity to join San Francisco-based Ambagon as an early employee, bringing your scientific talent and passion to build the company.

Ambagon has an immediate opening for a Research Associate, Cell Biology.  The successful candidate will have an integral role in the planning and conduct of experiments that support Ambagon’s drug discovery efforts, including:

·       Develop cell-based assays for compound evaluation and selectivity

·       Engineer cell lines to assess drug targets of interest

·       Screen compounds for activity in cellular assays

·       Conduct experiments to assess drug candidate mechanism of action

·       Conduct experiments to validate the therapeutic hypothesis for each drug target

·       Use scientific literature as a resource for experimental design and assay development

·       Collaborate and interact with colleagues to complete assigned research projects

·       Maintain clear and up-to-date experimental records

·       Perform other duties as assigned


Research Associate applicants should have the following qualifications:

·      BS in biology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field

·       1-3 years of experience in cancer research or drug discovery in a biotech industry setting

·       Hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture required

·       Detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and organizational skills

·       Strong written and oral communication skills

·       Demonstrated technical proficiency in molecular cell biology

·       Ability to multi-task with time management of daily activities

·       Flexibility within a fast-moving start up environment

·       Collaborative and team-oriented outlook

Ambagon Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  In accordance with applicable law, Ambagon does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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