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Sr. Research Associate 1, Research Biology - Eikon Therapeutics

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Job Title
Sr. Research Associate 1, Research Biology
Job Location
Hayward, CA
Job Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Senior Research Associate 1 to join our dynamic research team. In this role, you will be a key contributor to cutting-edge research projects that bridge the gap between biology and technology. As a Senior Research Associate 1, you will leverage your expertise to design and execute complex experiments, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and drive the development of innovative solutions.

About You

The ideal candidate for this role possesses extensive hands-on experience in a variety of laboratory techniques, such as PCR, Western blotting, cell transfection, and microscopy, indicating their strong expertise in molecular and cell biology. Their ability to lead and manage complex experiments with meticulous attention to detail is evident, and they exhibit proficiency in data analysis software and tools commonly used in biological research. Excellent communication skills make them valuable team member, contributing to a collaborative scientific environment, and their demonstrated capability to work independently, drive research projects, and provide mentorship to junior team members is a clear asset. They are adaptable and responsive to evolving research priorities and challenges in a fast-paced environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, execute, and lead complex in-vitro cellular experiments that leverage the synergy between biology and technology to support drug discovery efforts.
  • Effectively troubleshoot experiments, propose experimental alternatives, explore and introduce novel technologies and approaches.
  • Accountable for data analysis and data reporting, as well as presenting the data in different team meetings.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, providing insights and expertise to advance project objectives.
  • Document experimental procedures, results, and observations meticulously to maintain accurate records.
  • Stay current with the latest scientific breakthroughs and industry trends, integrating pertinent knowledge into research activities.


  • Master's degree with 2 years of experience, or Bachelor's with 4 years of related experience in Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, or a related field.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with in-vitro cellular and biochemical assays, including cell culture, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISAs (MSD), reporter assays, flow cytometry, siRNA/shRNA knockdown, CRISPR-mediated genome editing, qPCR, lentivirus generation and transduction, RNA and DNA sequencing.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage complex experiments, demonstrating meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficient in utilizing scientific desktop tools/interfaces for data analysis and ability to mine public databases such as UCSC genome Browser, CBIO, GTex, and Oncoland etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, enabling effective interaction with team members and contributing to a collaborative scientific environment.
  • Demonstrated capability to work independently, drive research projects, and provide mentorship to junior team members.
  • Experience in discovering, validating, and/or characterizing drug targets through genetic and/or pharmacological approaches is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated scientific acumen and mechanistic understanding of disease biology and experience in oncology and immuno-oncology drug development (small molecule and biologics) is highly desirable.

The expected salary range for this role is $97,000 to $106,400 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​


Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Eikon Therapeutics Headquarters Location

Hayward, CA

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Eikon Therapeutics Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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  • Series C

    $106,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $518,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $148,000,000 USD

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