Research Associate, Quantitative Biology (Job Code #RAQB2) at FLX Bio
South San Francisco, CA, US

FLX Bio is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel drugs that will improve and prolong the lives of people with cancer. The company is led by a group of seasoned researchers from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and is supported by several of the nation’s premier life sciences venture capital firms. The company is located in the San Francisco Bay area, in the heart of the world’s largest biotechnology research hub. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including aggressive participation in the growth of the company in the form of stock option grants.




The Research Associate will assist in driving the discovery, characterization, and development of new therapies for the treatment of cancer.



Work with an experienced scientist to optimize and execute cell-based and biochemical assays that will drive key drug discovery decisions.

Analyze experimental data, prepare technical reports and present scientific results at team research meetings.


A B.S. or M.S. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related discipline

At least two years of relevant experience in an industrial or academic setting

Strong, practical laboratory skills in cell culture, experimental execution and analysis, and development of cell-based and biochemical assays

Experience with automated liquid handling systems and laboratory robotics

Ability to plan and prioritize tasks, deliver high-quality data for time-sensitive objectives, and work with close direction to troubleshoot experimental challenges

Good interpersonal skills and enjoy working with others in a team setting

An enthusiastic attitude and a willingness to learn

Attention to detail, excellent organizational and record-keeping skills, and ability to work independently

Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint