Job Opportunities at Inception Therapeutics

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Biology

Inception Therapeutics is seeking a creative, motivated and experienced drug discovery scientist to join the Biology team in San Diego, California. This position will be key to the building biological validation and discovery of a novel biotherapeutics portfolio. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for driving in vitro and in vivo studies that promote drug discovery across innovative platforms and diverse therapeutic areas.


  • Develop key in vitro cell-based and biochemical assays to enable a new technology platform and support first in class drug discovery programs
  • Evaluate antibody binding and internalization using cellular assays, including flow cytometry and immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Assist with in vivo studies to evaluate technology across a number of animal models
  • Actively engage in experimental planning and interpretation, as well as independent execution of experiments
  • Effectively participate as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
  • Grow in expertise and tackle new challenges as opportunities present

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree with biology background and over 5 years’ experience in academia, biotech or pharmaceutical environment
  • Demonstrated success in cell culture, assay development and troubleshooting 
  • In vivo experience with animal handling, dosing, and model development is strongly recommended
  • Must be proficient with computers and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Graph Pad Prism, and other scientific software
  • Strong commitment to business ethics
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including effective communication of research updates in formal and informal settings
  • Attention to detail in documenting, executing and analyzing experiments


Inception Therapeutics is a multi-disciplinary discovery engine partnered with Versant Ventures to build and launch transformative new biopharmaceutical companies. We are home to a dynamic team that enjoys working on cutting-edge science to meet unmet medical need across a variety of therapeutic areas. Our integrated chemistry, biology and DMPK expertise and capabilities coupled with a successful track record have enabled Inception to become an established leader in new company creation. We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits packages, as well as working in a supportive team environment. This position is located in our San Diego office. We invite you to consider a career with Inception by submitting your resume to