Associate Scientist, Quantitative Biology (Job Code #ASQB) 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.


Associate Scientist will join a dynamic and highly motivated Quantitative Biology team driving the discovery, characterization and development of immuno-modulatory drugs. The job demands creative problem-solving approaches to the optimization and execution of new biochemical assay methodologies. This position requires working with others in a team setting to develop high quality assays, generate decision-driving data, and answer challenging scientific questions. A strong candidate will be enthusiastic about supporting the operation of a dynamic laboratory, have great attention to detail and superior organizational skills. The ability to plan, prioritize tasks, and work independently are essential for success.


Strong background in biochemistry and enzymology. Skilled in bioanalytical assay development including TR-FRET, Alpha Screen, Luminescence and Florescence. Proficient in characterization of small molecules (IC-50 and Ki determinations) The role demands a highly goal-driven approach and the ability to focus on time-sensitive objectives.


The ideal candidate will have an M.S. and a minimum of five years relevant experience or a B.S. with an extensive history of assay development, optimization and troubleshooting in an automated laboratory environment; skilled in experimental execution, with strong, practical laboratory skills. Experience with small molecule drug discovery is desirable. Demonstrating capability to utilize and maintain automated liquid handling systems and laboratory robotics is advantageous, although training will be given.