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Sr. Scientist, Translational Biology


Auron Therapeutics aims to cure cancer by radically changing the paradigm of cancer therapeutics from cell killing to transformation of malignant cells into more normal functioning cells. This transformation, called differentiation therapy, reactivates endogenous cellular programs to elicit tumor cell maturation and reprogram cancer tissue to a more normal phenotype.

Job Summary

Auron is looking for an enthusiastic, multi-talented Scientist to join our translational biology team. The successful candidate will have strong experience in cell biology and molecular biology and will be responsible for the design and execution of cellular assays for novel therapeutics from new target validation to clinical POC studies.  The ideal candidate is highly organized, independent, able to oversee CRO assays and workflows, technically creative and is excited to excel in a lab-focused, scientific role.

Key responsibilities

  • Design, optimize and execute in vitro cell-based assays to probe targets of interest and elucidate molecular mechanisms of action for therapeutic agents
  • Support and help coordinate efforts with CRO and academic collaborators
  • Contribute to cross-functional internal project teams by presenting data to key stakeholders
  • Support work needed for external publications and conference presentations


  • D. or equivalent in Biology, Translational Science, Oncology, or related field
  • More than 2 years industry experience in cell biology working in target validation and/or small molecule drug discovery
  • Desired skills: strong tissue culture experience with primary patient cells and lentivirus preferred, CRISPR, cell viability assays, flow cytometry, cloning, qPCR, western blotting, ELISA.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with biology CROs is highly desired
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multitask and work independently
  • Ability to think critically and creatively in a fast-paced research environment
  • Adaptability, commitment to scientific excellence, and team member mentality is a must

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