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Scientist/ Associate Scientist (lab based)



Alexandria, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

About The Position

DeepCure is seeking a highly-skilled, well-organized, and motivated Junior Scientist/Laboratory Technician to join and strengthen our Discovery team, working at our Boston based lab space, in the heart of downtown Boston. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to have a significant impact on redefining drug discovery by collaborating with our global team of researchers who are applying our transformative Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform to the development of novel therapeutics.

More about DeepCure:

DeepCure is a next-generation therapeutics company, built from the ground-up with equal importance to computation and life-sciences. Our mission is to deliver to patients safer and more efficacious therapeutics that are extremely unlikely to be discovered by traditional drug discovery pipelines. We are a team of curious, multidisciplinary, and impact-driven professionals on a quest to redefine the way drugs are discovered. Our US headquarters is located in Boston, and his position is based in our downtown Boston lab space, and requires working full time in the lab.


Basic requirements:

  • M.S. in a biology-focused field, and 5+ years of relevant experience, or B.S. and 7+ years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes working with tissue culture and primary cells, development cell-based and biochemical assays, immunological assays (FACS, ELISA), molecular and biochemical methods (RT-PCR, Westen blot)
  • Scientific expertise in cellular biology and immunology-related methods
  • Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a global and diverse team of internal and external co-workers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Creative approach to solving challenging problems
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of DeepCure to redefine drug discovery through innovation

A perfect candidate has:

  • Strong self-derived motivation for experimental work using innovative as well as traditional set-ups and methodologies to support drug discovery programs.
  • Expertise in using electronic notebook and other commonly used laboratory platforms.
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively on complex problems – engaged with a diverse group of scientists, integrating data from multiple disciplines
  • Experience in small molecule drug discovery in a biotech or pharmaceutical setting


In this role you will:

  • Design, develop and execute experiments using many different cellular, immunological and biochemical methods
  • Work with traditional drug discovery experimental setting
  • Be responsible for lab administration and orders of equipment and reagents
  • Scientific documentation including protocols, reports and presentation of the exprimental work


For the right candidate, we'll offer a competitive salary and a generous equity grant. Your compensation is rounded out by a strong benefits package:

  • A leadership team that values and prioritizes your professional development
  • Flexible work hours
  • Unlimited paid leave and sick time
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare, vision, dental, and life insurance plans for you and your dependents
  • FSA with employer contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Great culture and environment that respects your work-life balance.
  • Tax-advantaged commuter benefits for public transportation or parking next to our Boston downtown office.
  • Work in a cool and vibrant space at the heart of Boston or anywhere else in the US.

“Brainstorming on my challenges with all these amazing brains deserves a shout-out every sprint” (Jon, a member of our Machine learning team).

Most importantly, you'll have a huge impact, do important work, and work with a team of people you'll genuinely enjoy spending the day with.

DeepCure is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We base our employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and qualifications — that's all. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, health, personal beliefs, age, family or parental status, or any other status. We don't tolerate any kind of discrimination or bias, and we are looking for teammates who feel the same way.