Scientist / Senior Scientist, Cellular and Molecular Biology

San Diego, CA

  • We are seeking a responsible, dynamic, creative and highly motivated Scientist / Senior Scientist to join our R&D division to contribute to preclinical research and discovery.  
  • This position is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Employing cutting edge technologies in the areas of molecular biology, epigenetics, functional genomics, nucleic acid and protein processing and biological mechanisms in cells
  • Interacting routinely with Samumed’s Bioinformatics team to integrate transcriptomic and proteomic analysis to develop an understanding of complex biological systems
  • Developing deep understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms in the context of Samumed’s programs using appropriate experimental, analytical and systems biology approaches
  • Leading the identification and characterization of somatic mutations, novel biological mechanisms and targets of tissue degeneration and disease
  • Developing appropriate in vitro biochemical, molecular and cell-based assays and in vivo models to investigate multiple cellular processes and molecular phenotypes
  • Engaging in data analysis, presenting results, and working collaboratively with others to achieve objectives and timelines
  • Efficiently managing scheduling of studies, and managing own time to complete assigned work by due date
  • Managing Research Associates as required
  • Analyzing and documenting experimental data in electronic notebook in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the company rules
  • Presenting scientific data to colleagues and assisting in the preparation of internal and external presentations (oral, posters, and publications)


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field
  • PhD with at least 3+ years of post-doctoral training or 3+ years of pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry experience.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in genetics, molecular and cellular biology required. Expertise in RNA processing regulation and Protein biology preferred.
  • Prior experience in genomics and transcriptome analysis is preferred.
  • Proficiency in mammalian cell culture, cellular, molecular assays and associated techniques
  • Experience with handling animals, dosing and tissue harvesting desired but not required
  • Extensive publication record in high-impact journals is required
  • ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Outstanding organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Must have strong work ethic, able to multi-task, detail-oriented and enthusiastic for laboratory work
  • Must be a team-player, punctual and reliable, dependable and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Level will be commensurate with experience

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