The mission of Arrakis Therapeutics is to extend small molecule medicines into new realms of biology by discovering and developing compounds that selectively target RNA (“rSMs”). By targeting distinct RNA structures, Arrakis is generating drug candidates with novel mechanisms of action for molecular targets that are challenging to drug in therapeutic indications with high unmet need.
Cell based assay development and in-cell evaluation of high priority targets are critical to realizing Arrakis’ mission. We are seeking a talented RA/Senior RA to assist in development and validation of new cell-based assays for high throughput screening and provide tissue culture support to aid critical projects. This role will leverage a broad array of tissue culture techniques including cutting-edge techniques such as CRISPR editing. We seek a team player who is committed to carrying out robust science and can matrix with cross-functional groups in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS in biology or related field and previous industry experience. Expertise in basic cell culture methods including passaging, maintaining and plating cell lines is required. Prior experience with cell transfection techniques, lentiviral production and infection, and basic use of FACS (4-color) is strongly preferred.
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