Computational Biologist (Scientist/Senior Scientist Level)

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 gut and immunometabolism, as well as lysosomal and mitochondrial function – important disease pathways where SLC transporters provide novel targets for inflammatory disorders, immuno-oncology, 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.

Role:

We are seeking a creative and self-motivated computational biologist, who will play a key role in prioritizing and advancing targets. This person will mine human biology data, including disease genetics, proteomics, metabolomics, and tissue and single-cell RNA-seq, to generate and analyze hypotheses.  We are looking for a person with a PhD, ideally with additional academic or industry experience, and a desire to be a part of a dynamic startup team. We value scientific rigor and intensity, but we are equally committed to building a fun and welcoming team.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • PhD in biology or related field

  • Programming experience is required, but no particular languages.

  • Experience in generating hypotheses from human genetic data

  • Collaborative researcher with strong teamworking skills

  • Desire to contribute insights outside of core expertise

  • Ability to adapt to frequent change and thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial early-stage environment