Ribometrix is a platform therapeutics company discovering small molecule drugs that target functional 3D RNA structures to treat human diseases. Our main operations are located in the heart of Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina.
We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join our Lead Discovery group in efforts to screen small molecules against RNA targets. This person will be part of a team that is responsible for high throughput screening, hit characterization, and compound profiling to support hit discovery and lead optimization efforts. They will collaborate extensively with other members of the Lead Discovery, Chemistry, and RNA Biology teams. An ideal candidate will have prior experience as a member of a team involved in drug discovery and screening or working with validated processes and procedures.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Developing, validating, and running high throughput screens for hit identification in support of our drug discovery pipeline
• Generating and tracking quality control data to identify any anomalies or trends that occur
• Attention to detail in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
• Ability to multitask and keep up with concurrent projects
• Daily recording of data and procedures into electronic lab notebook and LIMS
• BS or MS with 5+ years of professional experience required.
• Experience with high throughput screening and/or validated processes required.
• Strong initiative, problem solving, attention to detail, ability to effectively organize and prioritize are required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, proactive communication skills, strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, and an ability to work effectively across diverse and cross-functional teams is required.
• Experience with liquid handling automation is desired.
• Experience working with DNA/RNA/siRNA preferred.
• Experience working in drug discovery, especially in an industry setting preferred.
• Previous experience in a startup/entrepreneurial environment is a plus.
• A can-do attitude complemented with a willingness to help where needed.
• Ability to work independently following detailed instructions.
Your role is integral to helping us advance our RNA-small molecule drug discovery pipeline. Ribometrix offers excellent benefits and career development.