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.

Role:

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