Senior Scientist, Assay development and screening

Israel · Full-time

About The Position

A great opportunity to join the core team of a fast-growing startup: join DeepCure and have a massive impact on redefining drug discovery.

DeepCure is seeking a highly-skilled, well-organized, and motivated biologist or biochemist to strengthen our Molecular Foundry team in Ness Ziona Israel. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to have a significant impact on redefining drug discovery by applying our transformative Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform to the development of novel therapeutics. As an assay development and screening scientist, you will play a critical role in the small-molecule drug discovery process by applying your extensive knowledge and understanding of biochemistry and cell biology, and conducting experiments with the use of a wide range of contemporary techniques in a cutting-edge laboratory.

More about DeepCure:

DeepCure is a next-generation therapeutics company, built from the ground up with equal importance to computation and life sciences. Our mission is to deliver to patients safer and more efficacious therapeutics that are extremely unlikely to be discovered by traditional drug discovery pipelines. We are a team of curious, multidisciplinary, and impact-driven professionals on a quest to redefine the way drugs are discovered.

We are currently building our Israel-based team, which is based in the Rehovot Science Park, to establish and run the lab operations in our cutting-edge automated lab. The Israeli team will collaborate closely with our global team on the exciting challenges on our way to revolutionizing the drug discovery industry. 

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in cell biology or biochemistry
  • Proven experience in biochemical assays and cell biology techniques
  • Previous experience in lab automation is preferred
  • Excellent written communication skills in English and a strong scientific curiosity as evidenced by publication record.
  • Ability to gather data and distill key information into reports.
  • Experience in small molecule drug discovery in a biotech or pharmaceutical setting - preferred
  • Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a diverse team of internal and external co-workers.

Responsibilities

  • Planning, designing, executing and troubleshooting biochemical and cell-based assays independently.
  • Communicating and collaborating with other team members both locally and internationally.
  • Periodic reporting on the progress of projects.


Benefits

For the right candidate, we'll offer a competitive salary and a generous equity grant. Your compensation is rounded out by a strong benefits package:


* A leadership team that values and prioritizes your professional development

* Flexible work hours

* Unlimited paid leave and sick time

*Employer contribution to an education fund

* Lunch subsidies 

* Transportation expenses/parking

* Work in a cutting-edge automated lab, in a cool and vibrant space at the heart of Rehovot Science Park

* Have the opportunity to work with an international team of innovative scientists across different disciplines. 


“Brainstorming on my challenges with all these amazing brains deserves a shout-out every sprint” (Jon, a member of our Machine learning team).

Most importantly, you'll have a huge impact, do important work, and work with a team of people you'll genuinely enjoy spending the day with.

DeepCure is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We base our employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and qualifications — that's all. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, health, personal beliefs, age, family or parental status, or any other status. We don't tolerate any kind of discrimination or bias, and we are looking for teammates who feel the same way.

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