Location: San Diego, CA 92121
Position type: Permanent
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Required education: B.S./M.S. with 3+ years of industry experience
Area(s) of expertise desired: In vivo pharmacology, Immuno-oncology, Immunology


KQ Biosciences is committed to the discovery and development of innovative drugs to transform cancer treatments. KQ brings together an accomplished management team and distinguished scientific founder to translate innovative research to novel therapeutics.  Our team has a proven track record of drug discovery and development, having played pivotal roles in the discovery of multiple clinical-stage compounds as well as an approved drug for the treatment of cancer and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative bachelor’s/master’s level associate to join our experienced drug discovery and development team evaluating novel therapies for cancer and inflammatory diseases. The associate will have a background in immunology with a focus on studies in vivo models. This candidate will work closely with team members in our research programs

Role responsibilities

  • Develop and execute cell-based assays and in vivomodels to profile first-in-class targets
  • Be an effective team player in a collaborative matrix-working environment
  • Be a strong individual contributor, flexible, innovative and able to work on multiple projects and deliver results in a timely manner


  • Bachelor’s with 3+ years research experience in drug discovery/master’s with research experience in drug discovery (in vivomodels, immunology, signal transduction, immuno-oncology)
  • Hands-on experience with syngeneic tumor models, flow cytometry in a drug discovery environment

Kumquat Biosciences offers an attractive salary and benefits package, including equity incentives.  To apply, please submit your resume to careers@kumquatbio.com