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Scientist, Biological Assays

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Gandeeva Therapeutics Inc. is a rapidly growing biotechnology company located in Vancouver, BC that seeks to harness the transformative power of cryo-EM technology and machine learning to design better drugs.  Our methods overcome limitations in the use of X-ray crystallography for drug design and avoid discovery dead ends that can arise from the use of computational docking methods in the absence of experimental validation. Our automated workflows enable determination of relevant 3D structural information at the highest possible resolutions in combination with innovative biochemical methods to explore low-data targets, membrane proteins and protein complexes. Gandeeva seeks to achieve transformative societal impact on public health by revolutionizing drug discovery and by lowering the risk of late-stage clinical failures.

We are building an interdisciplinary and innovative team with biologists, chemists, microscopists, engineers, and software developers who will working closely together in state-of-the-art facilities that provides a stimulating environment reflecting our inclusive and welcoming culture.

We are seeking an experienced Scientist, Biological Assays with demonstrated expertise in biochemical and cellular assay development and implementation.


  • Development and implementation of primary and secondary biochemical and cellular assays to support drug discovery efforts for a number of therapeutic targets
  • Evaluation and implementation of in vitro target engagement assays, particularly as related to novel targets and protein complexes
  • Able to troubleshoot and resolve assay-related scientific issues for a number of programs
  • Implement strategic approaches to assay development for novel targets
  • Ability to supervise a team of scientists and technicians (if appointment is at senior level)


PhD in a relevant biological field, or MSc with 3 or more years of relevant experience in the life sciences or biotechnology sector

  • Experience with biochemical and cellular screening assays for small molecule potency evaluation
  • Familiarity with target engagement assays using SPR, electrophoresis or calorimetric means
  • Familiarity with automated high throughput methodologies and equipment
  • Familiarity with assays for protein enzymatic activity and function
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

Gandeeva Therapeutics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. A highly competitive compensation package along with comprehensive health benefits will be offered to successful candidates. Come join us in the beautiful city of Vancouver!

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