Principal Scientist, Discovery Biology

Ribon is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company pursuing the development of novel small molecules targeting stress support pathways in cancer and inflammation using our proprietary BEACON+ (Blocking the Enzyme Activity Component of NAD+) platform.

We are seeking a biologist with a background in inflammation, immunology, or neuroinflammation to join our culture of transparency, intensity, scientific rigor, and fun! The successful candidate will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary pre-clinical team that is developing novel small molecule inhibitors to suppress inflammatory diseases. This position is a high visibility role with a major impact in the early stages of drug discovery and the opportunity to serve as program lead. Candidates should have a strong research track record and leadership experience in early-stage drug discovery research in an industry setting are preferred.

Key Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be a member of the discovery biology team and work with a diverse group of scientists in the BEACON+ platform to drive the initiation of Ribon’s drug discovery programs.
  • The candidate will also support ongoing pre-clinical and clinical programs and may serve as a program lead.
  • In this role, the candidate will be an intellectual driver with significant impact on program and company strategy.
  • The candidate is expected to independently evaluate the literature to design, execute, and interpret studies in support of the BEACON+ platform and programs.
  • The candidate will perform some laboratory work, manage studies with CROs, and may direct junior scientists as their manager.
  • The candidate will communicate scientific results among the scientific team, to senior management, scientific advisors, board of directors, and at scientific meetings/conferences.

Education and Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in immunology, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • 4-6 years of drug discovery experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry; candidates with post-doc experience will also be considered with less time spent in industry.
  • Management or program leadership experience are preferred.
  • Critical and independent evaluation of the scientific literature is a must.
  • Proficient in experimental design, assay development, execution of experiments, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation.
  • Hands-on experience in immunology, inflammation, neuroinflammation and neuroscience is an advantage.
  • The successful candidate can work independently yet thrives in a team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and drive projects that affect critical timelines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

If you are interested in joining Ribon’s team, please email your resume to [email protected]

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