Research Technician/Associate

« Go Back

Employment Status: Full-Time

About Sapience Therapeutics

At Sapience, we think boldly about the possibilities for treating cancer. We aim to discover and develop peptide therapeutics to address oncogenic and immune dysregulation that drive cancer. To accomplish this goal, we are developing next generation peptide therapeutic candidates called SPEARS (Stabilized Peptides Engineered Against Regulation) to drug oncogenic transcription factors and regulatory pathways of disease that make cells cancerous or dampen the immune systems response against tumors. Our lead compound, ST101, is currently in the Phase 2 portion of a Phase 1/2 clinical trial and has demonstrated clinical proof-of-concept in advanced solid tumors. Our second program, ST316, received IND clearance in March 2023 and is currently enrolling patients in the Phase 1 portion of a Phase 1-2 study.

The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated and meticulous researcher to support the discovery and characterization of our peptide candidate. The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys teamwork in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. The candidate will perform cell-based assays such as reporter assays and gene expression analysis to support peptide candidate selection.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Support duties related to the progress of our projects.
  • Keep up-to-date and well-organized records of experiments.
  • Communicate effectively and transparently.
  • Participate in weekly group meetings.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people from all backgrounds.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary to the proper functioning of the laboratory.

Key Requirements

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, or a closely related field.
  • Molecular biology skills such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, molecular cloning, Western blotting, gel electrophoresis and protein expression analysis are required.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and microscopy is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Prism.

Compensation and job title will commensurate with experience, skills, and education. Training will be provided to the right candidate.

What We Offer

  • A diverse and inclusive culture where ideas are shared and your authentic self is welcome
  • Exceptional, collaborative, dedicated team
  • The chance to participate in work which may have a transformational impact on millions of people
  • Continuous learning and dynamic challenges to help you grow and be the best version of yourself
  • Comprehensive health/dental/vision insurance, 401k match, stock options, PTO

How to Apply

To apply online, please fill out the form below. If you prefer to send a letter, resume or curriculum vitae to please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email. We will contact you should we wish to arrange a meeting to discuss this position further.

Sapience Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.