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Scientist I/II, Ophthalmologic Specialist

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 02/28/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 10026 Pay Rate: $115k - $145k

Job Description

Our client is an early-stage biotechnology company developing a novel technology platform that can provide safe and persistent control of targeted gene regulation.

  • Design, develop and conduct experiments, analyze, interpret, and report data on in vitro studies in support of the company‚Äôs retinal disease programs.
  • Design and apply cell-based assays to support the target discovery, validation, and characterization of novel epigenetic based therapy.
  • Design and perform in vitro and ex-vivo experiments for cellular disease modeling.
  • Contribute to the design and optimization of experiments and stay current on literature and technological advances.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on array/high throughput screening and drug development projects.
  • Contribute to IND and IP filing.


Job Requirements

Required Skills:
  • Ideal candidates will have a deep knowledge of and experience in the genetics of eye diseases.
  • Prior experience in developing in vitro and in vivo model systems for eye diseases.
  • Familiar with various gene therapy delivery systems.
  • Experience in iPSC derived 2D and 3D organoid disease model system.
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills, effective verbal/written communication skills, and critical problem-solving/analytical skills.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Skills:
  • Familiar with CRISPR mediated epigenetic regulation.
  • Experience with lab automation for high throughput cell-based screening assay.
  • Experience with coding (R, Python).

  • Ph.D. in cellular and/or molecular biology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • 1 to 3 years of industry laboratory experience.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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