Senior Scientist – Molecular Biology / Cell Biology
Oxford, United Kingdom
Job Title: Senior Scientist
Samsara Therapeutics is an exciting early stage drug discovery company with the goal of identifying new therapies for extending healthy ageing and treating ageing related and genetic diseases by identifying molecules that induce the process of autophagy. By targeting the ageing process, rather than a specific disease, we are changing the paradigm of the pharma industry and this is a great chance to be part of it.
Autophagy is the cell’s method for recycling unwanted or damaged proteins and has been shown to reduce with age. Autophagy induction leads to increased lifespans in all species measured, and has exciting therapeutic effects in many major diseases including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, metabolic syndrome, numerous rare genetic disorders and infectious diseases.
Samsara was founded in 2018 and has operations in Oxford, Boston, Paris and Graz Austria. We are backed by Apollo Ventures, a company builder and investor in longevity, and have world-renowned scientific founders who are leaders in the geroscience field. We are expanding our team in Oxford, moving to centrally located, state-of-the-art laboratories, and now have vacancies for entrepreneurial and skilled cell biologist/molecular biologists to grow their careers with us. This is a chance to join an exciting discovery environment in one of the most interesting therapeutic areas in pharma today.
We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and self-starting scientist with a strong interest in the biology of ageing, with both excellent practical and communication skills and who can thrive in a fast-growing company. The successful candidate will organise, support, and lead a team of at least 5 senior scientists. This is a highly collaborative international environment involving many scientists across the globe. We are developing new methods in phenotypic screening and proteomics while unravelling and characterising novel mechanisms of protein homeostasis which require the construction of robust validation experiments to ensure they will be relevant to human disease.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience required
- A PhD in a relevant biological sciences discipline with strong expertise in molecular and cell biology.
- At least five years further relevant experience in a commercial or academic laboratory setting is desirable.
This is a leadership role where you will be responsible for a growing lab of PhD level scientists in the areas of cell and molecular biology. You will be expected to develop Samsara’s target identification and validation strategy with cutting edge techniques and contribute to Samsara’s research and early development strategy. Furthermore you will represent the company in external meetings and events, while communicating to a wide range of partners beyond your core discipline including clinicians, development experts, academics and investors.
Open until filled.
We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a benefits package.
If you’re ready to help us cross a new frontier, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org