Career | Assistant Scientist - Target Biology | Empirico

Assistant Scientist - Target Biology


San Diego, CA, US

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Therapeutics
  • Post Date: 07/01/2024
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  • Company Address: , San Diego, CA, 92122, US

About Empirico

Empirico is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel medicines which are designed to mimic naturally-occurring genetic variants that confer beneficial effects on health and disease.

Job Description

Position Description: Empirico, a biotechnology company that combines unmatched expertise in human genetics-driven target discovery with world-class capabilities in siRNA drug discovery, is looking for a talented scientist to support our drug discovery programs.


Your responsibilities will include supporting in vitro pharmacology efforts that aim to elucidate novel drug target mechanisms and establish causal relationships between drug target modulation and disease. The ideal candidate will have in vitro cell and molecular biology experience. You will be expected to –

  • Conduct rigorous experiments, including cell-based and biochemical assays, to explore novel drug targets, aimed at yielding definitive yes/no answers
  • Possess working knowledge of molecular biology and cell culture systems
  • Maintain a highly organized and detailed lab notebook record of experimental activities
  • Independently analyze data, think critically through results, and interpret experimental findings
  • Communicate clearly in a written and verbal format
  • Act as a team player, committed to fostering a collaborative, transparent, and productive work environment


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, or related field
  • Previous hands-on academic or industry research experience is preferred
  • Highly detail-oriented, data-driven, and curious
  • Applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.

The estimated annual base salary range for this role is $67,000 to $80,000. Individual compensation decisions will be based on various factors, such as primary work location, complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. We offer a wide range of benefits including a retirement savings plan (with company match), paid vacation, holidays, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

About Empirico: Empirico is a biotechnology company that discovers and develops novel medicines designed to mimic naturally-occurring genetic variants that confer beneficial effects on health and disease. Empirico’s two foundational technology platforms – the Precision Insights Platform™ for genetically-validated target discovery, and the siRCH™ platform for the discovery and development of siRNA medicines – are used separately and in tandem to enable Empirico and our collaborators from the discovery and validation of novel targets to clinically-viable therapeutics. Empirico’s exceptional internal capabilities, augmented by those of its partners, are driving the advancement of a growing and differentiated pipeline of wholly-owned and partnered programs. Empirico is headquartered in San Diego, CA with a major second site in Madison, WI.

We’re striving to build a strong culture of inclusivity, transparency and collaboration at Empirico, where our diverse and equitable workforce is empowered to contribute to our mission. We always seek the best candidate for the position and encourage you to apply even if your experience or qualifications don’t match up exactly with the job description. Empirico is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To All Agencies: Please do not contact any employee of Empirico about this position. All resumes submitted by agencies to any employee of Empirico via-email or in any form and by any method will be deemed the sole property of Empirico, unless such agencies were engaged by Empirico for this position and a valid agreement is in place.

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