Job Opportunities at Inception Therapeutics

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Biology

Inception Therapeutics is seeking a creative, motivated and proficient Cell and Molecular Biologist to join our team in San Diego, California. This position will be critical to supporting first in class drug discovery programs across companies in our portfolio. The successful candidate will be a member of a core team of dedicated biologists with enthusiasm for accelerating the creation of new and innovative drug discovery companies.


  • Apply cell engineering to investigate biological mechanisms of compound response (CRISPR, shRNA, transgene expression, viral delivery, etc.)
  • Develop and execute robust cellular assays across multiple formats (ELISA, luminescence, flow cytometry, qPCR, immunoprecipitation, western blot, microscopy, etc.)
  • Contribute to enabling new therapeutic modalities and cutting-edge discovery platforms
  • Actively engage in experimental planning and interpretation, as well as independent execution of experiments
  • Effectively collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment


  • BS with biology background and over 3 years of experience in academia, biotech or pharmaceutical environment (5+ for Sr. RA)
  • Hands on expertise in a range of molecular and cell biology techniques
  • Demonstrated success in assay development and troubleshooting preferable
  • Experience in methods of detecting protein-protein interactions is a plus
  • Experience with biochemical assays a plus
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail in documenting, executing and analyzing experiments
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including research updates in formal and informal settings
  • Must be proficient with common scientific software and documentation in an electronic lab notebook
  • Strong commitment to business ethics and an active contributor to a supportive work culture
  • 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. 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.