Proteomics Research Associate

Jnana Therapeutics is an exciting new startup focused on drugging the SLC family of metabolite transporters using a novel drug discovery platform. The company is focused on immunometabolism, lysosomal function, and mucosal defense, important disease pathways where SLC transporters provide novel targets for immuno-oncology, inflammatory disorders, and neurological diseases.

At Jnana, we are passionate about leaving a legacy of healthy people, who as a result of breakthrough medicines lead transformed lives. We are building a company committed to innovative science, rigorous drug development, and a constant appreciation for the privilege to serve society by developing medicines. A bold team empowered to perform beyond traditional roles is at the center of all we do. We are seeking individuals who are inspired by this vision.

Position Description:

Jnana Therapeutics is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Associate to work on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics projects. Using a wide range of mass spectrometers and sample preparation techniques, we aim to increase our understanding of SLC biology, ligandability, and to generate small molecule hits.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of biological samples for mass spectrometric analysis; including mammalian cell lysate, click chemistry, protease digestion, peptide purification.
  • Mammalian cell culture in regular and SILAC media.
  • Interpret and analyze data using a range of software tools and computational approaches.
  • Participate and contribute to scientific discussions, meetings and presentations.
  • Work across scientific disciplines on multiple projects, timelines and priorities in parallel.
  • Help to build and expand an innovative chemical biology platform for drug discovery.

Qualifications: 

  • BS or MS in Biochemistry or other relevant area.
  • Experience with small molecule mass spectrometry a plus, but not required.

To Apply:

Email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@jnanatx.com