Research Associate, Cell Culture

  • Job Reference: 871065670-2
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Eikon Therapeutics
  • Location: Hayward, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Company Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon's discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets


As a cell culture research associate, you will execute large scale, cell culture processes to support our technology platform. Primary responsibilities include mammalian cell culture maintenance, large scale expansion and banking for several research programs and HTP automated screening. You will collaborate with colleagues both within and across teams to advance our mission in a multidisciplinary environment.

About You

  • You're self-motivated, organized and responsive to feedback
  • You're collaborative and willing to help others
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You're rigorous about record keeping
  • You enjoy learning and improving
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You enjoy cell culture processes

What You'll Do

  • Maintain and expand cell lines in a large-scale setup, to support our research programs
  • Bank cell lines and maintain accurate records
  • Utilize liquid handling systems and laboratory robotics
  • Interact with researchers to ensure timely delivery of cells and assay plates
  • Perform practical lab work, schedule day to day tasks, and ensure timely delivery of quality results


  • BS in Life Sciences, Biochemistry, or related discipline, plus 1 year lab experience
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and related techniques is required
  • Experience with automation and other high-throughput instruments is a plus
  • Ability to show adaptability and flexibility in a fast-paced environment
  • Works well both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to details

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:

  • 401k plan with company matching
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)
  • Mental health and wellness benefits
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site

The expected salary range for this role is $66,000 to $76,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.