Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate – Oncology


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Dewpoint Therapeutics translates condensate biology into much-needed medicines. Biomolecular condensates are transforming our understanding of biology, and our highly collaborative team is at the forefront of efforts to harness this shift for drug discovery. Together, we are leveraging a transformative shift in the understanding of cellular biology to discover and advance breakthrough therapeutics for the toughest diseases.

We are searching for a Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to join our oncology efforts. You will help develop and execute experiments to dissect the role of condensates in oncogene regulation. Additionally, you will perform high-content imaging in disease-relevant cell models to validate condensate-cancer hypothesis and empower drug screening efforts.

In this position you’ll be part of an energizing and supportive startup team culture, engaged in continuous learning, and part of an exceptional international team. This role is based at our site in Boston's Seaport district. Dewpoint offers competitive salary and benefits.

In this role you will…

  • Design and implement experiments to explore condensate-based mechanisms in oncogene regulation using cell and molecular biology techniques
  • Independently execute cell-based assays to characterize the mechanism of action and activity of small molecule drugs targeting cancer cells
  • Analyze, interpret, and report/share data with internal and external collaborators including presenting study results at group meetings and tracking and reporting study progress and status with oversight from Project Lead
  • Troubleshoot for problems in experiments
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams with an agile and curious mindset
  • Become a valuable contributor to other initiatives as they arise in our fast paced, startup environment

To do that you will need…

  • A BS or MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, or affiliated scientific discipline
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant post-degree professional and laboratory experience including hands-on experience with assays to measure gene expression (e.g., RT-qPCR, luciferase reporters etc.), live cell imaging, or cell culture engineering and 3D cell cultures
  • To be self-driven and have good organizational skills
  • Ability to work successfully across multiple projects/objectives and to support high volume project tracking
  • Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, the shared language of our multicultural team

It is nice but not essential that you also have…

  • Industry experience with knowledge of drug discovery process
  • Experience with immunofluorescence (IF) and high content imaging
  • Experience with ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, or similar genome-wide profiling assays

About Dewpoint

Dewpoint Therapeutics is the first company founded to apply the emerging discipline of biomolecular condensates to drug discovery. Dewpoint believes that a vast range of conditions have pathways that are regulated by condensates or arise from the dysfunction of condensates — including cancer, neurodegeneration, and metabolic disease. Dewpoint scientists are working in Boston, MA, and Dresden and Berlin, Germany, to translate condensate biology into treatments for the toughest diseases.

Dewpoint Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of non-discrimination in the workplace. Candidates will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Dewpoint Therapeutics has an anti-hate policy in place, along with an active staff-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee sponsored by the CEO.

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