Research Associate II, Cell-based High-Throughput Screening

San Diego, CA

Our Ideal Candidate:

You are highly motivated and results driven individual who is excited to join a fast-paced and innovative start-up company. You have a background in mammalian cell culture and cell-based assays and have an interest in expanding your skillset in high-throughput screening (HTS) for drug discovery.


Role and responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in our cell-based screening platform with primary responsibilities in performing mammalian cell culture.
  • Perform high-throughput profiling assays to support small molecule drug discovery projects
  • Optimize and miniaturize assays to enable HTS
  • Evaluate data, prepare protocols and record results in a timely manner
  • Maintain ELN with detailed records of work performed

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Biology or related field with 2+ years of relevant work experience in a lab environment; or MS in Biology or a related field
  • Strong background in mammalian cell culture
  • Experience in performing cell-based assays
  • Highly organized, capable of culturing multiple lines and keeping track of banked cell inventory
  • Ability to perform data analysis using Microsoft Excel, Prism, or other analytical software
  • Critical thinker with strong oral and written communication skills and experience communicating data
  • A self-motivated and flexible team player who is enthusiastic about advancing new medicines and delivering impactful drugs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with standard lab automation equipment including dispensers and acoustic liquid handlers
  • Experience troubleshooting cell-based assay design and development
  • Experience with assay miniaturization for high throughput screening
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques including plasmid design, stable-cell line generation and transient transfection/transduction would be desirable

The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of San Diego, CA is $70,000 - $91,000. Actual pay will be determined based on candidate experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

What we offer:


  • Industry competitive compensation
  • Annual target bonus
  • Stock options
  • 401K plan
  • Company-paid external career development coaching program
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Monthly town halls to share business and scientific updates


Work Hard, Stay Well


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for employees and their dependents
  • Health and Dependent Care FSA and HSA Plan with monthly Neomorph contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 holidays + Winter Shutdown + 3 weeks of vacation time with additional accruals after 2nd year of employment, separate sick leave.
  • Supplemental pay for Pregnancy Disability Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave for employees with a newborn child or a child placed with them for adoption or foster care



  • Volunteer days off each year to spend time contributing to causes you care about
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Access to onsite gym
  • Casual work environment
  • Secure space to store your bicycle or surfboard


Have Fun!


We believe in work/life balance and Fun is at the core of our Core Values.  In addition to weekly happy hours, we have regular company-wide and department lunches and social events (ie Padres games, summer picnic, holiday party, bring your kids to work day).


About Us:


Neomorph is a venture backed biotechnology company solving critical problems in human health through the discovery and development of innovative new medicines against ‘undruggable targets’. Our team is comprised of industry leading experts in protein degradation and molecular glues who have a track record of ground-breaking discoveries in the field. We are committed to leadership in advancing the science and technology of molecular glue drug discovery, while prosecuting a pipeline of projects through clinical development. Our patient-first, science-driven approach is complemented by our dedication to a supportive and collaborative work environment.


Neomorph is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has a key collaboration with the Center for Protein Degradation at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Neomorph is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.