Job Opportunities at Inception Therapeutics

Associate Scientist or Research Associate Position – Biology

Inception Therapeutics is seeking a dynamic scientist to work as part of a project team to identify lead compounds and advance programs towards clinical development in the context of oncology and auto-immune diseases. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of cellular assays and actively participating in drug discovery projects. 


  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree with immunology background and over 5 years' experience in developing in vitro immunology assays in academia, biotech or pharmaceutical environment.

  • The candidate should have hands on experience with isolation, culture and differentiation of primary human immune cells from peripheral blood. Experience with macrophage differentiation assays, T cell proliferation assays, B cell differentiation assays and mixed lymphocyte reactions is desired. Hands on Flow cytometry experience with staining as well as analysis software usage is essential. 

  • Mouse immune cell isolation experience is a plus.

  • In depth knowledge of, and hands-on experience with cell based assay development is a plus:

    • Including but not limited to: in vitro reporter assay, cell imaging, enzymatic assays, RT-PCR.

  • Evaluate drug candidates in biochemical, enzymatic, cell-based assays.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary team efforts through leading specific parts of the project.

  • Present regular research updates to project teams. 

  • Strong understanding of drug development.

  • Experience supporting the development of small molecules, biologics and/or other therapies.

  • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities.

  • High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong commitment to business ethics.

  • Excellent oral and written communication.

  • Must be flexible and open to new tasks and challenges.

  • Execute with precise attention to detail.

  • Good record keeping and attention to detail essential.

  • Must be proficient with computers and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Prism Graph Pad, PowerPoint.

Inception Therapeutics offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits packages, as well as working in a supportive team environment. This position is located in our San Diego office.  We invite you to consider a career with Inception by submitting your resume to