Senior Scientist, Proteomics, Lead Discovery

Position

We are seeking highly skilled Senior Scientist with expertise in Proteomics to join Nurix’s Discovery team. Nurix is devoted to unlocking the therapeutic potential of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in oncology, immune-oncology and other therapeutic areas. The successful candidate will support Nurix’s drug discovery program and play a leading role in building and implementing proteomics capabilities. This individual will work closely with an experienced team of interdisciplinary scientists and will have regular opportunities to present findings and opinions to project teams and senior management. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.

Primary Functions

  • Build and run in-house mass spectroscopy-based proteomics capabilities to identify and characterize proteins and their post-translational modification
  • Utilize mass spectrometry techniques for protein identification and quantification for various sample types including complex mixtures using label-free and label-based techniques
  • Implement new technologies, and develop proteomics workflows including sample preparation and data analyses
  • Design proteomics-based experiments together with the project team, and lead the execution, analyses and interpretation of results
  • Make recommendations, maintain and troubleshoot mass spectrometers

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell or Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology or related field with 6+ years post-degree industry experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in operating relevant mass spectrometer instruments (e.g., from Agilent, Sciex and Thermo)
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, executing and analyzing quantitative proteomics experiments (e.g., protein abundance by SILAC and TMT)
  • Experience identifying and localizing post-translational modifications including phosphorylation and ubiquitylation from purified samples to complex mixtures
  • Knowledge of computational methods to analyze diverse mass spectroscopy datasets including quantification, post-translational modifications and discovery
  • A proven track record (e.g., publication, industry experience, etc.) with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • The successful candidate will be strongly aligned to Nurix’s culture and values; he/she will be team-oriented and highly collaborative with a hands-on approach
  • The candidate should be enthusiastic, driven, have the ability to work independently and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment


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Senior Research Associate, Affinity Selection, Library Discovery

Position
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist with expertise in molecular biology, protein sciences and affinity selection methodologies to join Nurix’s Library Discovery team. Nurix is devoted to unlocking the therapeutic potential of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in the areas of oncology and immuno-oncology, by utilizing mechanistic and structural insights to guide drug discovery efforts.

Primary Functions

The successful candidate will have expertise in molecular biology and protein protein production, purification, and affinity selection and will play a key role in utilizing DNA encoded libraries to identify novel, physiologically relevant chemical matter in accord with Nurix’s biophysical and structural expertise in the UPS space. This person will work directly with our existing biochemists and biologists to develop selection strategies and tools to enable library interrogation. This individual will be a member of a small team, working closely with several experienced groups of interdisciplinary scientists all of whom have regular opportunities present findings to the project team and senior management. The candidate should have a strong desire to learn new techniques and the ability to incorporate new methodologies into their work. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, or related field with 4+ years post-degree industry experience.
  • Expertise in a range of biochemical and cell-based assay methodologies.
  • Experience with protein production in bacterial, baculovirus and mammalian expression systems, familiarity with multiprotein complexes a plus.
  • Knowledge of expression platforms, purification systems and analytical techniques (e.g. Wave bioreactor, AKTA, HPLC/MS, TFF).
  • Familiarity with higher throughput methodologies for protein purification and affinity selection.
  • Experience with sample production and QC for capillary and NGS sequencing platforms.
  • A strong track record (publications, industry experience) with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • The successful candidate will be aligned to Nurix’s culture and values; he/she will be team oriented and highly collaborative with a hands-on approach.
  • The candidate should be enthusiastic, driven, and have the ability to work independently and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment


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Scientist I, Affinity Selection, Library Discovery

Position
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist with expertise in protein sciences and affinity selection methodologies to join Nurix’s Library Discovery team. Nurix is devoted to unlocking the therapeutic potential of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in the areas of oncology and immuno-oncology, by utilizing mechanistic and structural insights to guide drug discovery efforts.

Primary Functions

The successful candidate will utilize DNA encoded libraries to identify novel, physiologically relevant chemical matter for a variety of targets within Nurix’s discovery pipeline. This person will also play a key role in discovery by evolving the standard paradigm of encoded library selection toward more extensive and mechanism-directed selection campaigns that exploit existing biophysical and mutation information. This individual will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of discovery scientists, all of whom have regular opportunities present findings to the project team and senior management. The candidate should have a strong desire to learn new techniques and the ability to incorporate new methodologies into their work. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field with 0-3 years post-degree industry experience.
  • Expertise in DNA encoded library affinity selection or related methodologies (phage display or SELEX, etc…).
  • Experience in using biophysical techniques to analyze protein-protein interactions as well as protein-small molecule interactions.
  • Hands on experience performing biochemical assays.
  • Experience with protein expression and purification, ideally with multiprotein complexes.
  • A strong track record (publications or industry experience) with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • The successful candidate will be aligned to Nurix’s culture and values; he/she will be team oriented and highly collaborative with a hands-on approach.
  • The candidate should be enthusiastic, driven, and have the ability to work independently and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment.

Application Process Please include a two page research summary with your CV.


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Senior Scientist, Small Moleculue Discovery, Library Discovery

Position
Nurix’s Library Discovery team is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist with expertise in assay development and small molecule discovery. Nurix is devoted to unlocking the therapeutic potential of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in the areas of oncology and immuno-oncology. The successful candidate will provide scientific leadership utilizing DNA encoded libraries to identify novel, physiologically relevant chemical matter expanding upon Nurix’s biophysical and structural expertise in the UPS space. The candidate should have a strong desire to learn new techniques and the ability to incorporate new methodologies into their work. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.

Primary Functions

This person will play a key role in discovery by participating in target selection and by evolving the standard paradigm of encoded library selection toward more extensive and mechanism-directed selection campaigns that exploit existing biophysical and mutation information. This individual will provide key expertise in protein and physical biochemistry to a small team that will work closely with several experienced groups of interdisciplinary scientists, all of whom have regular opportunities to present findings to the project team and senior management.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, or related field with 8+ years post-degree industry experience focused on small molecule drug discovery.
  • Experience designing and executing a variety of biochemical assay platforms for screening small molecule library collections is a prerequisite. In addition, experience using biophysical techniques to analyze protein-protein interactions as well as protein-small molecule interactions in required (for example, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry or Microscale Thermophoresis).
  • Expertise in DNA encoded library affinity selection of related methodologies (phage display, SELEX, ASMA, etc.) is highly desired.
  • Experience with protein expression, purification and characterization using bacterial, baculovirus or mammalian expression systems. Ideally including experience with multiprotein complexes.
  • A strong track record (publications, industry experience) with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • The successful candidate will be aligned to Nurix’s culture and values.
  • The candidate should be enthusiastic, driven, and have the ability to work independently and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment.

Application Process Please include a two page summary with your CV


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Senior Scientist, DNA Encoded Chemistry, Library Discovery

Position
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Scientist with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and/or DNA encoded chemistry to lead our library group in the pursuit of novel small molecules to treat patients with unmet medical needs. Specifically, this individual will lead a small group whose primary focus will be to design and synthesize DNA encoded libraries and utilize these libraries to identify novel chemical matter with the potential to modulate our key targets. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in evaluating and prioritizing chemical features for hit to lead studies.

Primary Functions

A key responsibility will be to integrate with the existing medicinal chemistry team to rapidly scan outputs for drug-like hits that can be further optimized for potency, selectivity, pharmacokinetics and in vivo efficacy. As a member of a dynamic multi-disciplinary project team, this person will collaborate with a broad group of scientists within Nurix as well as with external collaborators. Additionally, they will contribute effectively to patent, report and scientific publication writing.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry with 8+ years industrial chemistry or medicinal chemistry experience. Experience in parallel synthesis is highly preferred.
  • High level of creativity and productivity with strong synthetic problem solving skills.
  • Excellent scientific expertise in organic synthesis and familiarity with aqueous chemistry, conversant with the current literature.
  • Proven leadership capability in cross-functional team setting, either as project team leader or co-lead.
  • Ability and interest to innovate in both library chemistry and design.
  • Solid appreciation of the sample management and logistics required for successful combinatorial library synthesis.
  • Strong skills in gathering, documenting, and analyzing information from competitive sources such as patents and meetings and using this information to guide program strategy
  • Excellent communication skills and able to present the rationale, key data, issues and accomplishments of the chemistry efforts to other members of the department.
  • Solid track record of innovation and impact on programs, with direct contributions to company pipelines (including both successful advances and smart terminations).
  • Experience in utilization of linker technology and chemical biology probes a plus

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view

Please include a two-page research summary that highlights the above required qualifications.


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Senior Informatics Specialist, Informatics

Position

We are seeking a highly skilled, motivated, Senior Informatics Specialist to join our Informatics & Information Technology group. Specifically, this individual will join a small group whose primary focus is to provide technical and security support services to our internal customers. He/she will work in a dynamic startup environment that is fast-paced and team-oriented. As the Senior Informatics Specialist, you will be working closely with the Nurix Research and Discovery Group to put in place and support tools that will be leverages to drive success. This is a "hands-on" position with the responsibility to assess technology as well as to implement.

Primary Functions

  • Partner with the Director, Informatics and IT regarding Informatics strategy and core system architecture to support Discovery efforts
  • Implement infrastructure and enable functionality of COTS software tools (e.g., Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) and Inventory) and vendor systems (e.g., analytical and imaging tools)
  • Identify, evaluate, tailor, and implement science based, end-user technology
  • Take ownership of, troubleshoot, and resolve issues to maximize the customer experience in an organized and efficient manner
  • Work with vendors, managed service providers (MSPs), and other external groups to coordinate, implement, and resolve requests while adhering to IT policies, procedures, and system controls
  • Provide end-user education through presentations, documentation and seminars, including online training
  • Participate in on-call support coverage that can include, when necessary, nights, weekends, and holidays and backup Level I staff, if needed
  • Develop Level III technical abilities in a selected area, e.g., storage, networking, server administration

Qualifications

  • 5+ years in a life science, technical role supporting a highly-motivated discovery group
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Chemistry or other science discipline. MCSE, MCSA, CompTIA A+ certifications are a plus
  • Proven success at system implementation, documentation, and support
  • Database experience such as Oracle, MySQL, and use of SQL and other tools
  • Knowledge and use of Linux in a research environment
  • Knowledge of basic Information Architecture principles and best practices
  • Experience working with and management hosted, or SaaS systems and applications
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and FDA regulations regarding handling data are a plus.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff to gather requirements, document processes, and help automate those processes.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • The successful candidate will be strongly aligned to Nurix’ culture and values; he/she will be team-oriented and highly collaborative with a hands-on approach


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Scientific Data Analyst, Informatics

Position

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist to lead and support implementing data assessment and decision systems for biological assays: High-throughput Screening (HTS), in vitro and cellular, in vitro and in vivo ADME and toxicology. This person will establish and support the models and processes used to assess the quality of data, the statistical methods to apply, the criteria for selection of hits, and the capture of decisions why particular methods were selected. This individual will work closely with a team of interdisciplinary scientists and will provide insights to other scientist in order to leverage scientific and information systems to record and drive team decisions. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.

Primary Functions

  • Understand raw data from low-throughput in vitro and high-throughput screening (HTS) assays
  • Create automated scripts to process assay data into analysis-ready results including consideration to outliers, edge effects, controls, and methods to calculate IC50 and EC50
  • Assist scientists with statistical analysis and interpretation of results into decisions, including pass/fail of target hit, compound confirmation, and activities in counter screens
  • Develop, refine, and deploy models to visualize single and multiple data sets in order to streamline the decision-making process with scientists and leaders
  • Present meaningful, easy-to-understand, consistent visualizations incorporating statistical assessment of data quality with comparisons among methods, data sets, and assay conditions
  • Analyze historical trends across targets and share insight into classes of action and promiscuity
  • Discuss/Document workflow and requirements of scientists into action items
  • Assist in the proper storage and retrieval of information to/from databases

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Statistics, or related field with 3+ year’s post-degree experience. Master’s degree candidate with 8+ years’ experience would also be considered.
  • Experience with multivariate statistical techniques, algorithms, and packages to handle systematic and random error in multiple types of biological experiments and implement them in data analysis workflow
  • Knowledge of appropriate models to filter and fit multi-dimensional, chemical and assay data as well as assess the quality of the data being reviewed
  • Expertise in comprehensive data analysis with commercial scripting tools such as Pipeline Pilot and decision tools such as Dotmatics’ Vortex and TIBCO Spotfire
  • Ability to use statistical packages such as R, JMP, Minitab, and ProMV
  • Ability to code algorithms using formal (e.g., Java) or scripting (e.g., Python) languages
  • The successful candidate will be aligned to Nurix’ culture and values; he/she will be team oriented and highly collaborative with a hands-on approach
  • The candidate should be enthusiastic, driven, have the ability to work independently and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment


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Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry

Position
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join our medicinal chemistry group in the pursuit of novel small molecules to treat patients with unmet medical needs.

Primary Functions

The successful candidate will engage in rational structure based drug discovery enabled by our computational and structural biology group. Specifically, this individual will design and synthesize novel chemical entities optimized for potency, selectivity, pharmacokinetics and in vivo efficacy. As members of a dynamic multi-disciplinary project team, this person will collaborate with a broad group of scientists within Nurix and with external collaborators. Additionally, they will contribute effectively to patent, report and scientific publication writing.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry with 8+ years pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry industrial experience
  • Successful application of structure based drug design leading to advanced leads/ development candidates. Strong working knowledge of protein-ligand interactions, conformational and structural analysis, experienced in partnering closely with computational chemists through appropriate use of computational tools, models and visualization applications.
  • High level of creativity and productivity with strong synthetic problem solving skills
  • Excellent scientific expertise in organic synthesis, conversant with the current literature
  • Ability to champion the chemistry efforts into new directions to achieve project milestones.
  • Solid track record of innovation and impact on programs, with direct contributions to company pipelines (including both successful advances and smart terminations).
  • Proven leadership capability in cross-functional team setting, either as project team leader or co-lead.
  • Strong evidence of conceptual thinking and active follow through, recognized by establishing new projects or new directions within projects, new strategies and/or enabling technologies for drug discovery. Vigorous scientific curiosity evidenced by contributions to diverse medicinal chemistry strategies.


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Scientist II, Medicinal Chemistry

Position
We are seeking talented and highly motivated individuals with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join our medicinal chemistry group in the pursuit of novel small molecules to treat patients with unmet medical needs.

Primary Functions

The successful candidate will engage in rational structure based drug discovery enabled by our computational and structural biology group. Specifically, this individual will design and synthesize novel chemical entities optimized for potency, selectivity, pharmacokinetics and in vivo efficacy. As members of a dynamic multi-disciplinary project team, this person will collaborate with a broad group of scientists within Nurix and with external collaborators. Additionally, they will contribute effectively to patent, report and scientific publication writing.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry with 4+ years pharmaceutical medicinal chemistry industrial experience
  • Successful application of structure based drug design leading to advanced leads/ development candidates. Strong working knowledge of protein-ligand interactions, conformational and structural analysis, experienced in partnering closely with computational chemists through appropriate use of computational tools, models and visualization applications.
  • Proven track record of innovative project contributions including peer-reviewed publications.
  • High level of creativity and productivity with strong synthetic problem solving skills.
  • Excellent scientific expertise in organic synthesis, conversant with the current literature.
  • Strong knowledge of medicinal chemistry principles with a solid understanding of key ADME, biochemical and pharmacological principles and able to effectively integrate and apply these to the optimization of multiple parameters during lead generation and lead optimization efforts.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to present the rationale, key data, issues and accomplishments of the chemistry efforts to other members of the department.
  • Ability to champion the chemistry efforts into new directions to achieve project milestones.


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Scientist II/Senior Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology, Discovery Biology

Position
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated in vivo pharmacologist to support Nurix’s mission of targeting E3 ubiquitin ligases in the areas of oncology and immunology.

Primary Functions

The ideal candidate will have expertise in small molecule PK/PD studies in oncology and/or inflammation. The Scientist II/Senior Scientist of In Vivo Pharmacology will work closely with our drug discovery project scientists on late-stage lead optimization of novel compounds to evaluate PK/PD relationships, in vivo efficacy and ex vivo immune cell function. The candidate must be self-driven, organized, able to work well with project scientists, and able to thrive in an exciting environment in a rapidly-growing company.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in immunology, cancer biology or related field with 6+ years of industry experience in pharmacology for Senior Scientist or 3+ years for Scientist II
  • Expertise in formulation of small molecules, PK/PD assay technologies, and hit-to-lead optimization required
  • In vivo pharmacology expertise with xenograft or syngeneic tumor models required
  • Excellent hands-on in vivo skills: IV, PO dosing, tumor implantation, blood/tissue collection, etc.
  • Proven ability to manage junior scientists, external collaborations, and CROs
  • Experience with FACS-based characterization of immunity preferred
  • Novel in vivo model experience is a plus (e.g., CRISPR or humanized immune system mice)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work productively in a highly dynamic environment


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Research Associate, Discovery Biology

Position
We are seeking a skilled and motivated individual with expertise in Cell and Molecular Biology to support Nurix’s mission of targeting E3 ligases in the areas of Oncology and Immunology.

Primary Functions

We are seeking a skilled and motivated individual with expertise in Cell and Molecular Biology to support Nurix’s mission of targeting E3 ligases in the areas of Oncology and Immunology. The successful candidate will support active drug discovery projects and assist with building important reagents and cell lines. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to learn new techniques and the ability to incorporate new methodologies into their work. This individual will interpret, summarize and present findings to the internal team. The candidate must be self-driven, organized, collaborative and able to thrive in an exciting startup environment.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field; 1-4 years of industry or other relevant laboratory experience preferred
  • Strong technical abilities with hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture techniques including stable cell line selection and cloning
  • Experience with western blotting, immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation and other protein detection methods
  • Experience in molecular biology including cloning, PCR and quantitative PCR techniques
  • Experience validating and profiling antibody reagents
  • Understanding and experience with siRNA/shRNA/CRISPR approaches preferred
  • Background in ubiquitin biology, oncology or immunology is a plus
  • Strong team orientation, highly collaborative; solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view
  • Self-driven and enthusiastic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic “start-up” environment


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Senior Research Associate, Preclinical Pharmacology – Discovery Biology

Position
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated senior research associate to support Nurix’s mission of targeting E3 ubiquitin ligases in the areas of oncology and immunology.

Primary Functions

The ideal candidate will have expertise in small molecule PK/PD and efficacy studies in oncology and inflammatory disease models. This individual will work closely with our drug discovery project scientists on late-stage lead optimization of novel compounds to support dose and schedule optimization, demonstrate in vivo efficacy, and characterize ex vivo immune cell function. The candidate must be self-driven, organized, able to work well with project scientists, and able to thrive in an exciting environment in a rapidly-growing company.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in immunology, biology or related field with 8+ years of industry experience
  • In vivo expertise with tumor models and/or autoimmune disease models required
  • Expertise in FACS-based immune cell phenotyping
  • Skilled at ex vivo functional assays for T cells, NK cells, and/or macrophage
  • Experience with formulation of small molecules and rodent PK/PD studies preferred
  • Excellent hands-on in vivo skills: IV, PO dosing, tumor implantation, blood/tissue collection, etc.
  • Ability to manage projects with CROs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work productively in a highly dynamic environment


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Nurix, Inc. is a science-focused and goal-oriented organization that is committed to bringing breakthrough therapies to patients. Nurix is a leader in discovering a new class of drugs that work by modulating the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). The UPS is a regulatory network that controls protein homeostasis – a function vital to the healthy life of a cell – offering therapeutic opportunities in multiple disease areas. The Nurix scientific team has established an innovative drug discovery platform to identify selective inhibitors or activators of the UPS, enabling the development of new class of drugs that can restore normal cellular protein homeostasis. Nurix was founded by internationally-recognized experts in the UPS field and received its initial funding from leading life science investors, Third Rock Ventures and The Column Group. The Company recently entered into a multi-year strategic collaboration with Celgene for the discovery and development of new therapies targeting protein homeostasis in oncology, immunology and inflammation, including the rapidly evolving field of immuno-oncology. Nurix is based in San Francisco, California.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US. Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. The company will not be responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited