PhD Scientist / Cell Biologist, Drug Discovery (Boston)

Location: Boston MA, USA

Position Summary

Dewpoint is assembling a team to harness the power of biomolecular condensates—leveraging a transformative shift in the understanding of cellular biology regulation to discover and advance breakthrough small-molecule therapeutics.

We are seeking a creative, high-energy scientist with diverse experiences and interests in cellular biology and biochemistry. The successful applicant will have a strong scientific background and proven accomplishments in the use of cell lines, IPSC’s, and primary cells to model human disease for mechanism of action experiments, target validation, and high-throughput screening to support drug discovery projects. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in identifying novel disease mechanisms in complex cell types. Extensive hands-on cell line generation and assay development is preferred. This is an exciting and interdisciplinary role for a highly qualified and motivated individual. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative scientist with a passion for bringing novel medicines to patients. S(he) will be comfortable working in and contributing to a very dynamic, fast-paced, and cross-functional team environment.

In this position you’ll be part of an energizing and supportive startup culture engaged in continuous learning, and part of an exceptional team.  Our new company offers competitive salary and vacation benefits, comprehensive health and 401k plans, and is conveniently accessed via Cambridge public transportation.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in the biological sciences or related fields

  • Additional 3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience in industry setting strongly preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with a wide range of functional cell-based assays including but not limited to high content imaging, mechanism of action studies, and proteomics.

  • Experience with organoid/3-D cultures

  • Experienced in diverse molecular and cell biology techniques, including high throughput screening, western blots, fluorescent microscopy and flow cytometry

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner

  • Team oriented, highly motivated, execution focused with strong work ethic, ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment

  • Highly adaptable and responsive to technical and business opportunities and needs – comfortable delivering against challenging commitments

Join us and help us change the way new therapeutics are discovered!  For more information, contact: mhanabusa@dewpointtherapeutics.com.