Research Associate 1, Platform Biology

Biology Hayward, California


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 Research Associate at Eikon, you will join an interdisciplinary team of highly creative and talented individuals. You will have a key role in pioneering small-molecule screening assays using Eikon’s exclusive live-cell, single-molecule high-throughput screening platform. You will collaborate with a team of biologists, chemists, computer scientists, and engineers who rely on the biological data you will develop to drive drug discovery.

About You

  • You are a rigorous experimentalist who pays attention to detail, have good documentation, organizational, and communication skills
  • You love learning, enjoy problem solving and are eager to take on challenges
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, multi-tasking environment
  • You are resourceful and able to work independently as well as in a highly collaborative team environment
  • You are not shy to ask for advice and are responsive to feedback

What You’ll Do

  • Work with scientists to support high-throughput screens using Eikon’s single-molecule imaging platform, cell culture, and other necessary molecular/cellular biology experiments to advance drug discovery projects
  • Keep detailed and organized electronic records of experimental protocols and results
  • Readily communicate to scientists for scheduling day-to-day tasks
  • Be responsible for ensuring timely delivery of reliable assay output, maintaining rigor and reproducibility at the forefront
  • Analyze and interpret data, and summarize key biological results to project teams
  • Collaborate and communicate across a diverse team of biologists, chemists, computer scientists, and engineers
  • Be able to adapt to new and fast-evolving methods and techniques


  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, cell biology, chemical biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, or related fields; plus 1 year lab experience
  • Basic knowledge of fluorescence microscopy
  • Capacity for quantitative and/or statistical analysis using common software tools (e.g., Microsoft Suite, GraphPad Prism, etc.)
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture preferred
  • Working experience with fluorescence microscopy, automation, and other high-throughput instrumentation is a plus
  • Knowledge of programming language (e.g., Python, MATLAB, or R) is a plus
  • Working experience with high-throughput data analysis is a plus

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:

  • 401k plan with company matching
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)
  • Mental health and wellness benefits
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site

The expected salary range for this role is $66,000 to $76,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

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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