Senior Research Associate/Investigator, Translational Chemical 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. We believe that the future of drug discovery lies in integrating predictive and experimental sciences, to accelerate the path to new medicines. This role is an opportunity to be an architect of this paradigm shift and generate transformative benefit for patients.

Position Summary:

The Translational Chemical Biology (TCB) team is recruiting a Senior Research Associate / Investigator (level commensurate with experience) to the team. As a TCB scientist, you will be a key contributor to interrogate disease biology and expand the druggable proteome in a modality-agnostic manner.  You will establish collaborations and work very closely with other Roivant scientists and external collaborators to identify, characterize, and enable the prosecution of novel targets and their modulators and characterize the mechanism of action, target engagement and biomarker of therapeutic agents.  

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a newly founded group that is pushing the boundaries of translational chemical biology, from basic science into clinical solutions. Our group is committed to the professional and scientific growth of our team members. As a result, s/he must have a strong desire to learn. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to acquire novel analytical and scientific skills and will be exposed to cross-functional and collaborative drug discovery in a biotechnology environment.


  • Develop translational cellular models of disease, including organoid and co-culture systems aimed at target and biomarker discovery and validation.
  • Optimize and maintain cells in culture and perform drug perturbation experiments
  • Prepare human primary samples (tissue, body fluids) for ‘omic’ analyses
  • Execute standard cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry techniques
  • Compile/analyze experimental data and maintain clear and accurate records of experimental work
  • Work closely with members of the TCB team to coordinate, execute, and present experimental work


  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in pharma or biotech applied to chemical biology, cell biology or pharmacology, with expertise and proven track record in implementation and optimization of cell culture models including 3D organoids and/or co-culture systems.
  • Proficient with cell-based assay development and optimization, cell line generation/modification
  • Experience with key cellular and molecular biology techniques including PCR, WB, ELISA, imaging, gene KD/KO with siRNA/Crispr, viral transduction and transfection.
  • Experience with sample handling and processing for chemoproteomics (incl. enrichment and crosslinking) is not a must but preferred
  • Experience with liquid handling laboratory automation is a plus
  • Familiarized with preclinical drug discovery process including target identification and validation
  • Team player with close attention to detail and strong time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication