R&D, Biology

Research Associate

Position Summary:

Research associates will be expected to apply focused expertise to projects supporting the development of screening assays, and to the discovery and evaluation of compounds active in the various screens. Candidates should have demonstrated proficiency in molecular biology or biochemistry and be willing to contribute to the company product and intellectual property development as exemplified by scientific articles, patents, and internal publications. Research associates are, in addition, expected to present their data in company settings and, if appropriate, at external meetings and in the literature.

Requirements: B.S./ M.S. in a life science +1-10 years relevant work experience

  • Significant experience in cell biology and/or high throughput screening and/or expression and purification of recombinant proteins
  • Knowledge of the ubiquitin field is a plus
  • Prior industry/biotechnology experience is advantageous
  • Must be an excellent team player
  • Excellent communication, troubleshooting, and organizational skills

Benefits:

Compensation consists of a base salary, commensurate with experience along with a bonus and equity/options. Progenra employees receive an outstanding total compensation package, including competitive salaries based on qualifications and experience, and benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Tax-effective reimbursement accounts for child care and medical expenses
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a company match that vests immediately
  • Bonus and Life Insurance programs
  • Relocation Assistance

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@progenra.com

Senior Scientist

Position Summary:

Provide vision for ubiquitin pathway drug discovery in multiple therapeutic areas. Senior scientists are expected to translate the cellular mechanisms of enzymes that act on ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins into novel and efficacious therapies for a broad spectrum of diseases including immune oncology, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and neurodegeneration such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Knowledge cell and molecular biology, expertise in assay development, screening, target validation, and pharmacodynamics evaluation is an advantage. The senior scientist occupies a leadership position on a team to develop drug discovery technologies, and also contribute to business development effort. He/she will write scientific articles and patents, and present data at relevant national and international meetings.

Requirements: Ph.D. in a Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or Pharmacology

  • 0-10+ years of laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting
  • Experience in biochemistry and molecular biology is required
  • Knowledge of the ubiquitin proteasome pathway is desirable
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change and manage multiple priorities
  • Write scholarly papers, patents and provide intellectual leadership for the company
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team
  • Communication, troubleshooting, and organizational skills
  • Experience in assay development and high throughput screening is a plus

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership in R&D that mirrors the Progenra strategic plan
  • Develop innovative technologies to assay ubiquitin ligases and de-ubiquitylases
  • Apply expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or Medicinal chemistry
  • Play major roles in Progenra’s industry and academic collaborations
  • Publish scientific articles and file patent applications, represent Progenra in national conferences

Benefits:

 Progenra employees receive an outstanding total compensation package, including competitive salaries based on qualifications and experience, and benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Tax-effective reimbursement accounts for child care and medical expenses
  • 10 days annual vacation, 10 paid holidays each year , 5 paid sick days per year
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a company match that vests immediately
  • Bonus and Life Insurance programs
  • Relocation Assistance

Applications can be submitted online at careers@progenra.com.