Cell Culture Scientist

    Cell Culture Scientist

    Website Eikon Therapeutics

    Posted on: 25-04-22

    Profile: Cell Culture Scientist 
    Eikon Therapeutics


    Company Description:
    Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, 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, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

    As a Cell Culture Scientist, you will develop and execute cell culture processes to support our technology platform. Primary responsibilities include developing, improving and troubleshooting cell culture processes to support several research programs and HTP automated screening. You will collaborate with colleagues both within and across teams to advance our mission.

    About You:

    • You’re passionate about developing systems and adding new capabilities
    • You’re self-motivated, organized and responsive to feedback
    • You’re collaborative and willing to help others
    • You have excellent communication skills
    • You’re rigorous about record keeping
    • You enjoy teaching and mentoring team members and colleagues
    • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy pushing the edge of what is possible

    What You’ll Do:

    • Develop cell culture system including cell lines, media, processing reagents, and platform development to support our research programs
    • Oversee and troubleshoot our cell line engineering automated system
    • Utilize liquid handling systems and laboratory robotics
    • Provide creative solutions and demonstrate critical thinking
    • Keep detailed and organized records of protocols and inventory
    • Develop and optimize cell-based assays as it pertains to the core group services
    • Collaborate with team members to support upstream and downstream work


    • PhD in life sciences, chemical/biochemical engineering or related discipline with 3-4 years of relevant experience in an industrial setting, or BS/Masters with 10+ years related experience
    • Experience handling cell lines including cancer cells, mammalian, and primary cells. Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) experience is a plus
    • Experience with automation and other high-throughput instruments
    • Scientific rigor towards continuous improvement of state-of-the-art cell culture technologies
    • Ability to show adaptability and flexibility in a fast-paced environment
    • Works well both independently and collaboratively
    • Excellent communication skills and attention to details

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

    In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization.  You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date.  If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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