Research Associate, Biology

Location: Roivant Discovery 451 D Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA

At Roivant, we are passionate about discovering and developing new drugs to impact patients’ lives. Since its inception in 2014, Roivant has launched over 20 portfolio companies (Vants), overseen 5 successful IPOs, established a $3B partnership with a global pharma, built a pipeline of over 40 assets across various modalities and therapeutic areas, and delivered 8 successful phase 3 readouts. Roivant is currently building new capabilities in drug discovery and expanding its existing development engine to become the world’s leading tech-enabled pharmaceutical company.  

As the centralized engine for innovation and development the Roivant R&D team is responsible for: 1) discovery efforts focused on integrating computational and medicinal chemistry methods in order to establish R&D leadership positions in oncology, immunology and rare diseases; 2) working hand in hand with Business Development to establish the scientific rationale and initial development strategy for in-licensing opportunities; 3) providing tactical and strategic R&D support to stand up new portfolio companies (Vants) and advance development efforts across the portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, execute, and independently run biological experiments, including analyzing and interpreting results and championing creativity and innovation
  • Collaborate with senior researcher(s) to develop and execute existing and completely novel cell-based assays to identify, validate, and translate high-value targets in diverse clinical indications
  • Explore, implement, and master new techniques and approaches to support discovery biology and our transporter biology platform
  • Communicate ideas and results to internal and external parties in verbal, written, and presentation formats, when appropriate
  • Contribute meaningfully to building a world-class transporter platform at the forefront of scientific innovation

Key Qualifications:

  • B.S. (with 2+ years’ experience), or M.S. in biology or related fields, with an emphasis on biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • Demonstrated experience with mammalian cell culture assays
  • Experience with biochemical assays is a plus
  • Experience with molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, and protein characterization is also desired
  • Strong ability to analyze and communicate complex data sets and science in a clear and concise manner through written or oral communications
  • Instinctive team player with excellent interpersonal skills and great attention to detail

Roivant Sciences provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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