Senior Scientist at Notable Labs
Foster City, CA, US
Are you a curious & inspired translational scientist looking to join a small research and development team dedicated to reinventing the way cancer is treated and improving the lives of cancer patients?
If so, we want to speak with you!
We work in an incredibly fast-paced environment that thrives on innovation and creativity. Given our small size, you’ll make valuable contributions to the goals and strategic direction of both the science team and the company broadly. Just as you are investing in us, we want to invest in you. Working alongside our existing team, you’ll have generous opportunities for personal and professional growth. As a member of a transformative translational medicine platform, you’ll personally have a direct impact on patient outcomes today, as well as the future of cancer care.
Who You Are:
PhD in cell biology, stem cell biology, immunology or other related field - or equivalent industry experience
Strong technical background in flow cytometry and one or more of the following areas: immunology, hematological malignancies, cancer biology, primary cell handling
Excellent experimental design skills
Can you efficiently plan the best experiments possible to get to your goal?
Can you use creativity and scientific intuition to design better experiments?
Extremely strong data analysis skills
Can you catch what no one else sees in the data?
Are you capable of quickly re-orienting when faced with something unexpected?
Can you efficiently pull the most relevant information out of raw data?
Can you troubleshoot even the most confusing findings in the data?
Compassion for cancer patients and passion for reinventing cancer treatment
Hustle and relentless resourcefulness
Strong project management skills - ability to lead and organize group efforts
Attitude of continuous improvement
Can you create processes that can then run without you?
Can you build pipelines to improve efficiency in your own experiments / data analysis?
Excellent time management and creative problem solving skills
Self-starting, flexible, positive mindset - quick adaptation to new situations
Strong written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm
Collaborative, team-player attitude
Additional Nice to Haves:
Experience with high throughput drug screening
Bioengineering, scripting or coding experience
Previous collaboration with engineers or bioinformatics / data scientists
What we can offer you:
The opportunity to directly fight cancer, one patient at a time
Exposure to experts from diverse backgrounds ranging from engineering, data science, operations, clinical medicine, patient advocacy, and beyond
Work in a collaborative environment with a team dedicated to both personal and scientific growth and development
Highly competitive, early stage company compensation package, with incredible growth opportunities
Outstanding healthcare benefits
Flexible vacation policy
… did we mention daily catered lunch?
More About Us:
Notable Labs is a precision medicine company that has a translational drug discovery platform focused on identifying therapeutic options for relapsed and refractory cancer patients.
Our clinical research lab helps oncologists identify personalized combinations of existing FDA-approved treatments for patients. We’ve developed a high throughput robotic flow cytometry lab platform that screens thousands of FDA-approved drug combinations against the patient’s own cancer cells to help predict safer and more effective cancer treatments. Our lab has completed initial feasibility studies with clinicians in relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Myelodysplastic Syndrome, with an 84% predictive rate. Focusing on individual patients and existing treatments, we’re working to discover novel uses of drugs and defining mechanisms underlying cancer progression and drug resistance.
Our research and development platform extends our clinical research to drug discovery, testing novel compounds with primary patient samples for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Using our automated, high-throughput, multi-parametric drug screening research platform, industry partners can assay the biological impact of novel compounds on primary cells in a physiologically relevant environment. This helps our partners stratify patients by their predicted responsiveness, increasing the probability of successful clinical development. We are actively partnering with pharmaceutical companies that have preclinical and clinical stage drug pipelines in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or related hematological malignancies to profile experimental drug activity in patient samples.
Our investors include Builders Venture Capital, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Y Combinator, several prominent angels and seed-stage funds, and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a venture philanthropy firm founded by Steve Case. We have offices and a laboratory in San Francisco’s SoMa district.
At Notable Labs we value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.