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Research Associate/Sr Research Associate 10/10/2017

ORIC Pharmaceuticals, Inc. South San Francisco, CA

South San Francisco, CA
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ORIC Pharmaceuticals is a privately-held company dedicated to discovering and developing novel therapies for treatment-resistant cancers. While recent advances with targeted therapeutics have extended prognoses in many disease settings, cancers often develop resistance to current drugs and relapsed patients lack further treatment options. The company has assembled a world-class scientific team dedicated to the discovery of therapies that can meaningfully improve clinical outcomes for these patients. ORIC was founded by two world-class experts in oncology who have strong records of discovering innovative treatments and targets in cancer, and the scientific team is executing multiple drug discovery strategies targeting the mechanisms that allow tumors to become resistant to current therapies. The company is supported by investors with extensive experience in both drug development and the financing of life science companies and is located in South San Francisco, CA.

The qualified candidate will join a team focused on oncology target discovery and drug discovery efforts. In this position you will support these efforts by providing biology expertise and services including but not limited to the following:
Identification and functional assessment of therapeutic targets through RNAi and gene editing techniques
Analyze molecule s mechanism of action utilizing flow cytometry, western, qPCR, proliferation and apoptosis assays, RNA-seq and other relevant assays
Execute biological assays (biochemical and cell-based)
Perform data analysis, reporting and integration with GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Office and other computer programs