Director, RNA Biology
Do you have the passion to join a group whose mission is to pioneer the discovery of a new class of medicines to treat diseases unaddressed by today’s therapies? Does it excite you to be a part of a company with a focus on cancer and genetically-validated targets in other disease areas with unmet medical need? If yes, you may be a great fit to join Arrakis on our path to bring powerful new therapies to millions of patients.
Your Impact at Arrakis
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 (“rSM”). By targeting distinct RNA structure/function relationships, Arrakis is generating drug candidates with novel mechanisms of action for molecular targets that are challenging to drug in disease areas with high unmet medical need.
A thorough understanding of the biology of RNA is critical to the Arrakis drug discovery platform. Our major focus is targeting structures within mRNA in order to alter the expression of disease-driving proteins that are undruggable at the protein level. Drugging mRNA requires capabilities in mRNA annotation and expression analysis as well as deep knowledge in the regulation of translation, splicing, alternative splicing and mRNA decay. Our goal is to build a powerful knowledge base linking RNA structure to function.
The Director, RNA Biology will make a large impact on Arrakis R&D as a member of the Research management team, leading a group of scientists across diverse activities in Molecular and Cellular Biology. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced start-up environment, combining a high degree of problem solving and trouble-shooting skills with excellent oral and written communication skills to make a large impact on our mission.
Arrakis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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