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 medicines? 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.
The Senior Scientist, Target Validation will make a large impact on Arrakis mission by building a small team to drive target validation to fuel the Arrakis pipeline. The successful candidate will build and lead a group to implement an expanding array of assays to interrogate key elements of target biology in therapeutically relevant cell lines. A background in oncology and/or rare genetic disease biology are strongly preferred. This role with matrix closely with (1) therapeutic area scientists to coordinate timely cell-based assay development and (2) RNA biologists to integrate platform learnings into target validation processes. The ability to function in a cross-functional manner across teams with diverse expertise and to lead research associates and/or scientists are critical to success in this position.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced start-up environment, leveraging a high degree of problem-solving and troubleshooting 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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