Mitochondrial 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.


Mitochondria possess numerous functions in the cell that include energy production, cellular signaling and metabolite/metal ion homeostasis. Mitochondrial dysfunction underlies many diseases and aberrant solute transport plays a key role in pathogenesis. Jnana seeks a passionate scientist to help explore the therapeutic potential of SLC targets that impinge on mitochondrial function.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • PhD in mitochondrial biology, with 2+ years post doctorate experience desirable

  • Broad experience in mitochondrial techniques and development of in vitro assays to explore mitochondrial biology

  • Deep knowledge of molecular mechanisms relevant to mitochondrial function

  • Exemplary lab-based innovator

  • Independent design, prosecution and interpretation of experiments

  • Comfortable taking a multidisciplinary approach to solving biological problems

  • 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