Director, Platform Biology

Eikon Therapeutics

Hayward, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 01/14/2021
  • Website: eikontx.com
  • Company Address: 3929 Point Eden Way, Hayward, CA 94545

About Eikon Therapeutics

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the interface of chemistry, engineering 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. By directly measuring the effects of chemical compounds on the behavior of a wide array of individual proteins in a live cellular environment, Eikon’s landmark assays facilitate the highly sensitive identification of compounds-protein interactions that could not be identified through traditional assays, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

Job Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the interface of chemistry, engineering and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders who pioneered the field of single-molecule live cell imaging (Nobel Prize, 2014). 

We are building a passionate and creative team eager to apply their talents to empower interdisciplinary scientific exploration, inaugurate a radical drug-discovery paradigm and ultimately create novel medicines.  

Position  

As Director, Platform Biology at Eikon, you will spearhead our efforts to advance and expand the utilization of single molecule tracking in drug discovery. Protein dynamics are a strong indicator of function and our platform will enable novel drug discovery approaches, including going after difficult targets. Along with our biology and engineering teams you will oversee the strategic direction and drive both the tactical execution of our platform and the expansion of throughput and scale of our biological assays. In addition, you will explore and test new assay platforms and technologies that capitalize on our unique team and capabilities. 

About you: 

  • You have deep knowledge of microscopy and image-based assay development 
  • You are highly strategic and can creatively generate new technologies to support drug discovery projects 
  • You are a leader who can build, manage and inspire a team as well as navigate a cross-functional environment 
  • You’re collaborative by nature and are as happy to jump in and help as you are to lead
  • You’re curious, love learning and are not intimidated by hard problems 
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy pushing the edge of what is possible 
  • You can quickly become comfortable with new technologies and approaches, driving towards the cutting edge of drug discovery 

What you’ll do: 

  • Build and manage a team of biologists to advance our technology in support of drug discovery 
  • Drive the improvement and implementation of single particle tracking biology across multiple drug targets 
  • Explore new and innovative image-based technologies that would provide unique advantage in drug discovery 
  • Oversee high throughput assay development and compound library screening 
  • Innovate approaches to advance drug discovery programs in complex biological systems 

Key Qualifications: 

  • PhD in biology or related field 
  • 8-12 years of industry-based drug discovery experience 
  • Postdoctoral research experience and a strong publication record in top-tier journals are preferred 
  • Experience advancing imaging and cellular microscopy technologies 
  • HTS experience is a plus 
  • Experience managing a team of high performing biologists 
  • The ability to communicate clearly and build open collaborative relationships is essential 

For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to: boards.greenhouse.io/eikontx  

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

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