Job Opportunities at Inception Therapeutics

Research Associate or Research Scientist

Inception Therapeutics is seeking a talented and enthusiastic biologist to help drive new therapeutic strategies for targeting the immune system. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop key cellular assays that enable a novel drug discovery platform. 

Inception Therapeutics is a multi-disciplinary discovery engine founded in 2011 with Versant Ventures to build and launch transformative new biotechnology companies. Inception’s integrated chemistry, biology and DMPK expertise and capabilities coupled with a successful track record have enabled Inception to become an established leader in new company creation.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree with a biology background and over 5 years of postgraduate research experience.
  • Demonstrated success in assay development and troubleshooting.
  • Expertise in primary cell isolation, culture and assays.
    • Human immune cell experience preferable.
    • Hands on flow cytometry assay and data analysis expertise preferable.
    • Cell transduction with viral vectors is a plus.
  • Proficiency with design and implementation of state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques.
    • Expertise in CRISPR-Cas9 genomic knockout technology is a plus.
  • Must have strong computer skills and proficiency with standard scientific software.
  • Desire, flexibility and initiative to tackle new tasks and challenges.
  • Aptitude for working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Active engagement in experimental planning and interpretation, as well as independent execution of experiments.
  • Attention to detail in documenting, executing and analyzing experiments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication of scientific ideas and data.
  • Strong commitment to business ethics.

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