Location: San Diego, CA 92121
Position type: Full time
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Required education: B.S., M.Sc. in Biology, or related field
Area(s) of expertise desired: 

Kumquat Biosciences is committed to the discovery and development of innovative drugs to transform cancer treatments. Kumquat 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 approved drug for the treatment of cancer and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic Sr. Research Associate / Associate Scientist for an exciting role in our drug discovery team. The successful candidate will interact chemists, DMPK scientists and biologists and contribute to Kumquat’s goal of bringing forward novel first-in-class drugs.

Role responsibilities

  • Execution of compound screening assays, data analysis and data reporting
  • Development and implementation of biochemical and cellular assays using a variety of techniques mentioned above
  • Cell culture maintenance
  • Participate in laboratory and compound management


  • B.S., M.Sc. in Biology, or related field with 3-5+ years of laboratory experience
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with FACS, ELISA, HTRF and/or AlphaLISA assays
  • Skilled with primary and/or immortalized cell culture techniques including transfection
  • Experience with liquid handling automation is a plus
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and general computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to organize and prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Attention to detail and good documentation habits

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