Available Positions – Scientist – Discovery Biology

Scientist – Discovery Biology

San Francisco, California


As part of Nitrome Biosciences’ growth and goal of becoming a platform company with a pipeline of targets and drugs, we are seeking to recruit a Scientist – Discovery Biology.  This position requires a strong commitment to discovering novel targets by reviewing scientific literature, making hypotheses, and testing those hypotheses through carefully planned experiments.  The successful candidate will work with team members across scientific disciplines to discover, isolate, test, and validate new enzyme targets.  Creative problem-solving, strong bench skills using a variety of biological techniques and instruments, and rigorous attention to detail are essential qualities for success in this position.

  • Meticulously review literature to discover potential enzyme targets and substrates
  • Design and perform research in enzyme target/substrate discovery and validation employing modern molecular/cell/biochemistry techniques
  • Work closely with Assay Development, Protein Purification, and Cell Biology groups to isolate, test, and validate novel targets 
  • Introduce new technology or methodology to enhance research productivity
  • Present results to senior management and other research staff
  • Stay abreast of latest scientific and technology advancements in the field
  • Ph.D. in biological sciences, or
  • M.S. with 3+ years industry experience, or
  • B.S. with 6+ years industry experience 
  • Drug discovery experience is a plus
  • Independent, innovative, and creative thinker
  • Proven ability to acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas and data in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent bench skills and attention to lab safety
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an integrated player in a small team environment.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, changing environment with high degree of self-motivation

Nitrome Biosciences offers a creative, collaborative, highly challenging scientific environment, along with a strong compensation package that includes salary, stock options, 401(k) and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@nitromebiosciences.com, or by clicking below.

Nitrome is an equal opportunity employer