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To be a part of our dynamic team of skilled scientific investigators and talented work force, please check our open positions. For consideration, please send your resume to us at careers@nurix-inc.com.

Senior Research Associate/Scientist I, Biophysics

Position

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist with expertise in Biophysics to join Nurix’s Discovery team.

You will provide scientific leadership in Nurix’s biophysics efforts to help support our hit identification, hit-to-lead and structural biology efforts. You will play a key role in collecting and interpreting biophysical assay data for ongoing discovery programs, but also will be responsible for implementing novel biophysical assays and techniques to expand our capabilities. You will work closely with an experienced team of interdisciplinary scientists and have regular opportunities to present findings to the project team and senior management.

You should have a strong desire to learn new techniques and incorporate new methodologies into your work.  You must be self-driven, resourceful, organized and focused, and enjoy being a part of a dynamic team in a project-based environment solving challenging scientific problems to benefit patients.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related field, or an M.S. with at least three years of relevant work experience, or a B.S. with five years of relevant work experience
  • Experience using biophysical techniques to analyze protein-protein interactions as well as protein-small molecule interactions
  • Hands on experience with Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) or Grating-Coupled Interferometry (GCI)
  • Expertise with the kinetic and thermodynamic characterization of ligand binding as well as quantitative data management and analysis
  • Practical experience with biophysical techniques such as Microscale Thermophoresis (MST), Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC), Differential Scanning Fluorimetry (DSF), and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present rationale, key data, issues and accomplishments to other members of the scientific team
  • Good fit with Nurix culture and values of highly collaborative, team-oriented research

Application Process

Please include a two-page research summary that highlights the above qualifications along with your resume when submitting your application. 

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Computational Chemist

Position

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated computational chemist with a strong background in Structure Based Drug Design to join our team. The Nurix mission is to treat human diseases by leveraging exciting new drug discovery technologies such as targeted protein degradation. Nurix Therapeutics is based in the San Francisco Mission Bay research campus. We have a broad pipeline of partnered and in-house programs in multiple therapeutic areas, including strong multi-target partnerships with Gilead Sciences and Sanofi. 

As part of a highly integrated team of computational chemists, structural biologists, medicinal chemists and discovery biologists, you will use state-of-the-art computational software, computer aided drug design and simulation techniques to help drive hit discovery. Your creative thinking will help to push forward the frontier of modelling in targeted protein degradation, lead optimization, and DNA Encoded Library technologies. The successful candidate will independently pursue research projects, implement novel computational workflows and support a dynamic multi-disciplinary team focused on moving projects from the hit identification stage to the discovery of clinical candidates.

Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, Biophysics (or related fields) with demonstrated computational chemistry focus
  • Established skills in computer aided drug design
  • Practical working experience in computational chemistry software (e.g. Schrodinger, OpenEye, others)
  • Proven track record in one or more of the following: docking studies, virtual screening, druggability analysis, structure-based design for lead optimization, free energy perturbation and molecular dynamics simulation
  • Excellent communication of design rationale, key experimental results, issues and accomplishments in appropriate verbal and written form 
  • Solid track record of scientific accomplishment demonstrated by publications, patents, or presentations 
  • Maintains an excellent scientific expertise in the latest developments in computational chemistry
  • Good ability to manage own priorities and deliverables, both independently and in the team setting
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly interdisciplinary team
  • Software development skills in a modern programming language (eg Python) a strong plus
  • Industry or comparable academic experience in the field of computational chemistry required, small molecule drug design experience preferred (2+ years)

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values 

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative 
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus 
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view 

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Medicinal Chemistry

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated chemist with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join our Medicinal Chemistry team. You will work with a highly dynamic group that is focused on moving projects from the hit identification stage to the discovery of clinical candidates. The Nurix mission is to control protein fate to treat human diseases leveraging exciting technologies to target protein degradation.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated substantial experience in modern synthetic organic chemistry and standard analytical methods. Having developed an understanding of the physicochemical properties that drive drug discovery are highly desired.

As a member of a dynamic multi-disciplinary project team, you will collaborate with a broad group of highly experienced scientists within Nurix as well as with external collaborators.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent with typically 8+ years of relevant experience or MS with typically 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Creative skills in the design, performance and interpretation of chemistry experiments with strong synthetic problem-solving skills using a hypothesis-based approach
  • Excellent communication of project rationale, key experimental results, issues and accomplishments in appropriate verbal and written form
  • Solid track record of scientific accomplishment demonstrated by publications, patents, or presentations
  • Maintains an excellent scientific expertise in organic synthesis and a good knowledge of key medicinal chemistry principles
  • Good ability to manage own priorities and deliverables, both independently and in the team setting
  • Familiarity with tools necessary to effectively organize, visualize and distill data to facilitate rapid decision making a strong plus but not required

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view

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Senior Research Associate/Scientist, Process Development

We seek a Senior Research Associate or Scientist with experience in cell therapy and/or process development to join Nurix’s NxACT Protocol Development Group in Pittsburgh. This position offers the candidate an opportunity to be part of a small but growing technical team in a highly motivating startup environment, instrumental in setting up the NxACT protocol development laboratory at the Pittsburgh location. Nurix is devoted to unlocking the therapeutic potential of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in oncology, immuno-oncology and other therapeutic areas. NxACT is promoting the next developments in drug-enhanced ACT.

This individual will work directly with the principal scientist at the NxACT Protocol Development Group in Pittsburgh and will have regular opportunities to present findings and opinions to project teams and senior management. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, resourceful, very organized and focused, and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment. Career advancement will arise from the opportunity to grow the Protocol Development Group to a productive and necessary bridge to innovative clinical protocols in patients with cancer.

Primary Functions

  • Responsible for day to day laboratory operations including stocking and maintaining inventory for consumables, and equipment maintenance and oversee service contracts
  • Assist with process development improvements of the proprietary Nurix T cell platform
  • Execute sophisticated analytical assays to characterize T cell function and phenotype including repertoire analysis and flow/imaging cytometry
  • Contribute to the protocol development team by executing studies required to establish efficient and effective manufacturing processes of drug product including scale up.
  • Analyze results, solve problems and troubleshoot assays.
  • Author protocols and SOPs, maintain laboratory notebook records in adherence with documentation standards

Qualifications

  • B.S. with 4-5 years/M.S. with 1-2 years/Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or related discipline.
  • Relevant work experience, preferably in a cell therapy biotech or pharmaceutical setting would be considered a plus.
  • Experience in analytical assay execution and development, particularly flow cytometry, ELISA, and cytotoxicity assays.
  • Excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills and the flexibility to work on multiple projects as needed with documented ability to assess complex data sets
  • Experience working in cell culture operations including hands on experience with bioreactors (GREX, Prodigy, Wave) is a plus
  • The successful candidate will be strongly aligned with Nurix’s culture and values; he/she will be team-oriented and highly collaborative with a hands-on approach
  • The candidate should be enthusiastic, driven, and have the ability to work independently and thrive in a dynamic start-up environment

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values 

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative 
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus 
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view 

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Director, Program and Portfolio Management

The Director of Program Management, provides project management expertise to cross functional Early Development Teams (EDT) through the oversight and facilitation of team interactions related to project operations and delivering on key program milestones.  This includes, but is not limited to, the development and management of project plans/timeline, issue and risk management, EDT coordination, facilitation and documentation of EDT meetings. The initial focus of this position will be to support the planning and execution of early development oncology projects, including adoptive cell therapy projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively plans, coordinates and tracks the progress of IND stage and clinical stage cross-functional programs. Responsible for the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of activities at the EDT level, including identification of risks and mitigation strategies/recommendations
  • Ensures effective, accurate, and timely communication across functional areas within the program, serves as a point of contact across multiple functions for program-related issues, including escalation of programs issues to ensure resolution
  • Partners with Program Team Leads to drive appropriate clinical development discussions at the cross-functional Early Development Team (EDT) level; responsible for agendas, minutes, action items tracking, and timelines to support productive EDT discussions
  • Partners with Clinical development lead to drive appropriate discussions at the Clinical Subteam level; responsible for agendas, minutes, and action item tracking
  • Partners with Regulatory lead to drive appropriate discussions supportive of regulatory submissions (e.g., IND, CTA, EOPX meetings, etc.); drives operational activities in support of regulatory submissions, including timeline creation and management
  • Serves as thought-partner to Program Team Leads and VP Program Management and Asset Strategy to drive creative thinking, formulate scenario-based development planning and strategy, and proactively identify and address programmatic gaps in thinking, process, or efficiency with a solution-based mindset
  • Creates and maintains global program plans, including near-term and long-term development timelines, budgets, resource projections, and project reporting supportive of the development strategy of clinical-stage assets (e.g. Product Development Plans, Target Product Profile)
  • Contributes to discussions or materials supportive of Executive Management Team (EMT) meetings, and/or Board of Directors (BoD) meetings
  • Demonstrates an empathic approach to problem-solving, with a willingness to work across all levels of leadership and functional areas in a growing, changing, and fast-moving environment
  • Demonstrates an ability to influence without authority in a grounded manner that results in productive discussions and effective decision-making
  • Leads Program Management efforts for multiple assets for one or more disease areas

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 10+ years experience in drug development; at least 6 years experience in project management
  • Depth of project management and drug development knowledge sufficient to allow her/him/them to drive activities with a high degree of independence; previous work and leadership experience across early to mid-stage clinical development preferred
  • Given start-up nature of organization, must be willing and able to perform both tactical, operational work (agendas, minutes, timelines) as well as engage and drive strategic dialogue across all stages of development and all levels of leadership
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams; possesses a refined understanding of team dynamics, influencing without authority, motivating teams
  • Comfortable with change, readily adaptable and the ability to professionally navigate success and failure

Education and Experience: 

  • BS in a scientific discipline; advanced degree (MS, PhD, MBA) preferred
  • PMP or advanced project management training/certificate preferred
  • Proficient in relevant software, including but not limited to: MS Project, MS Office Suite, Smartsheets
  • Experience in oncology, cell-based therapies in particular, and autoimmune diseases preferred

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values 

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative 
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus 
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view 

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Senior Research Associate/Scientist I, Translational Medicine

The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of research activities toward the development of drug-enhanced cell-based therapies for Nurix’s clinical development programs targeting protein fate for cancer targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Collaborating with the Discovery and Process Development organizations, the translational SRA/Sci I will be responsible for executing preclinical studies, analysis and interpretation of data to guide indication selection for early clinical development. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of research activities toward the development of drug-enhanced cell-based therapies for Nurix’s clinical development programs targeting protein fate for cancer targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Collaborating with the Discovery and Process Development organizations, the translational SRA/Sci I will be responsible for executing preclinical studies, analysis and interpretation of data to guide indication selection for early clinical development. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Utilize broad technical expertise in cell and tumor immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology to investigate, develop and optimize new methods to expand mechanistic understanding of Nurix’s clinical development assets.
  • Execute translational research studies to identify cancer indications of interest for Nurix development programs.
  • Generate and characterize human tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) using traditional methods of T cell expansion, and cell culture

Education and Skills Requirements:

  • B.S. with 8+ years/M.S. with 3-4 years/Ph.D. degree in cell biology, immunology or related discipline. Industry experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of biology supporting adoptive cellular therapy as a therapeutic modality.
  • Demonstratable experience in multi-color flow cytometry panel design and characterization of cellular subsets in human blood and tissue is required.
  • Ideally, candidate will have training and/or experience in designing and implementing in vitro functional cell culture assays, including assessments of cytotoxicity, cytokine production and proliferative capacity.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and interpret complex data in an independent fashion
  • Prior role in multidisciplinary projects and teams with ability to integrate cross-functional information is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, creative thinking, problem solving, flexibility and demonstrated ability to harness existing data sets to inform translational research are essential for this role.
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work with project teams, external investigators and contract research organizations.
  • Highly motivated, innovative and strong team player. Excellent time management and organizational skills required. 

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Scientist I – Discovery Biology – Contract

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated immunologist to support Nurix’s mission of targeting E3 ubiquitin ligases in the areas of oncology and immunology. This individual will work closely with our drug discovery project scientists on lead optimization of novel compounds to evaluate the impact on immune cells and characterize their MOA. The candidate must be self-driven, organized, able to work well with other scientists, and able to thrive in an exciting environment in a rapidly-growing company.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in immunology, cancer biology or related field with 0-2+ years of industry experience for Scientist I level position
  • Research experience in the field of immunology with a focus on T cell biology
  • Expertise in functional assays measuring cellular activation, cytokine release, proliferation, and killing
  • Experience in high-dimensional flow cytometry to phenotypically characterize immune cells including both surface and intracellular staining.
  • Experience with in vivo tumor mouse models is desired but not required
  • Develop novel ideas/technologies, eager to learn, innovate.
  • Propose and implement resolutions to technical problems/issues.
  • Work with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative; solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Strong scientific curiosity and initiative; hands-on and resourceful
  • Self-driven and enthusiastic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment

Company

Nurix, Inc. is a science-minded, goal-oriented organization that is focused on bringing novel, first-in-class therapies to patients. Nurix is a leader in discovering a new class of drugs that work by modulating the protein degradation machinery of the cell. The Nurix scientific team has established an innovative drug discovery platform based on recent advances in understanding of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). The UPS is a regulatory network that controls protein stabilization and degradation, a function vital to the healthy life of a cell, uncovering therapeutic opportunities in multiple disease areas. Nurix’s Protein Regulation Platform enables the discovery of selective inhibitors or activators of the UPS, enabling the discovery of new class of drugs that can restore normal cellular homeostasis. Nurix entered into an exclusive collaboration with Sanofi and Gilead for the discovery and development of next-generation therapies targeting protein homeostasis in oncology, immunology and inflammation, including the rapidly evolving field of immuno-oncology. Nurix was founded by internationally recognized experts in the ubiquitin proteasome field and is funded by leading life science investors, Third Rock Ventures and The Column Group. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California

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Director of Quality Assurance Cell Therapy

Nurix was founded by internationally recognized experts in the ubiquitin-proteasome (UPS) field and received its initial funding from leading life science investors Third Rock Ventures and The Column Group. Nurix recently entered into a multi-year collaboration with Gilead and Sanofi focused on developing bi-functional molecules to degrade protein targets as novel therapeutics. Additionally, Nurix has a strong internal drug discovery pipeline focused on oncology, immunology and inflammation. Nurix plans to advance two molecules into clinical trials in early 2021.

Position

We are seeking to hire a Director of Quality Assurance to oversee and manage all QA aspects of the production, control, and release of Adoptive T Cell therapy products during clinical development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyze and observe manufacturing processes; make recommendations to ensure compliance with cGMP regulations.
  • Develop QA policies, systems, and procedures applicable to the production of cellular therapies.
  • Review and approve manufacturing batch records, environmental monitoring, and laboratory QC data from in process and finished product testing.
  • Maintain batch, QC, and release documentation in compliance with cGMP
  • Provide QA oversight of CMOs
  • Be the primary contact during FDA/Regulatory Agency inspections; assures that any associated inspection/audit responses are timely and appropriate
  • Establishes strong partnerships with internal functional leads including CMC, Process Development, Regulatory

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced science degree
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in QA in pharmaceutical industry with thorough understanding of requirements / regulations related to a cGMP environment
  • Deep knowledge of quality assurance as applicable to aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Relevant experience across drug development, CMO relations, process validation, technology transfer, and QA release activities
  • Direct experience with aseptic adoptive T cell therapy manufacturing for human administration in pharmaceutical industry or academic setting.

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view

Application Process

Nurix is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. Nurix will not be responsible for fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Research Associate I/II, DNA Encoded Scientist, Library Discovery – Contract

Nurix is a science-focused company that is committed to bringing novel, first-in-class therapies to patents. Nurix is a leader in discovering a new class of drugs that work by modulating E3 ubiquitin ligases within the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). The UPS is a regulatory network that controls protein stabilization and degradation – a function vital to the healthy life of a cell – offering therapeutic opportunities in multiple disease areas. Nurix’s scientific team has established an innovative drug discovery platform to identify selective inhibitors or activators of the UPS, enabling the development of novel therapeutics that can restore normal cellular homeostasis. In particular, Nurix has positioned itself as a leader in the burgeoning field of UPS degraders. Nurix was founded by internationally recognized experts in the UPS field and received its initial funding from leading life science investors, Third Rock Ventures and The Column Group. In 2015, Nurix entered into a multi-year strategic collaboration with Celgene to discover and develop next-generation therapies targeting protein homeostasis in oncology, immunology and inflammation, including the rapidly evolving field of immuno-oncology. Nurix is based in San Francisco’s biotechnology hub, Mission Bay – where academia and industry come together for cutting-edge life-saving research.

About the Position

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated scientist to join our Library Discovery team and help us augment our DNA encoded library collection. DEL synthesis requires a hybrid of techniques that are borrowed from chemistry environments: chemical reaction setup, LCMS analysis, SAR evaluation, split and pool library synthesis workflows, parallel reaction development, as well as from biology laboratories:  aqueous buffer preparation, centrifuge use, ethanol precipitation of DNA, A260 DNA quantification, gel electrophoresis, bioanalyzer analysis, enzymatic DNA ligation.  An exposure to some of these techniques is helpful in training into a DNA encoded scientist.  As a member of a dynamic multi-disciplinary project team, this person will collaborate with a broad group of scientists within Nurix as well as with external collaborators.

Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in life sciences (ex. chemistry, biochemistry, biology) with 0-5 years industrial chemistry experience (years of relevant experience will impact level of hire).
  • Training in synthetic organic chemistry methods and analytical tools, in particular LCMS
  • Interest in optimizing chemical reactions for use in DNA encoded library synthesis.
  • High level of creativity and productivity with strong problem-solving skills.
  • High level of attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to present the rationale, key data, issues and accomplishments of the chemistry efforts to other members of the department.

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strongly team-oriented; highly collaborative
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view

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High Throughput Automated Synthesis Specialist

Nurix is seeking a highly skilled and motivated automation specialist to lead our state-of-the-art robotic synthesis platform.  The ideal candidate will utilize robotic synthesis to provide highly impactful support across our entire research portfolio comprised of small molecule, heterobifunctional protein-degradation, and DNA encoded library (DEL) leads.  Working closely with analytical chemistry, this person will identify and hone workflows, maintain and program instrumentation, optimize parallel synthesis chemistries, and carry out robotic syntheses.  There are additional opportunities for project leadership. 

Position responsibilities:

  • Work independently and with medicinal chemists to develop, improve and simplify the automation process.
  • Identify, assess and implement state of the art automated platforms for parallel chemical synthesis.
  • Maintain automation systems and create new protocols.
  • Improve reaction chemistries allowing for multistep parallel syntheses.
  • Miniaturize chemistries for smaller plate formats
  • Work closely with informatics to implement a functional LIMS system to track synthesis routines.
  • Implement a sample management system to track and dispense reagents and final compounds to various workflows.
  • Provide automation expertise to other departments outside of Medicinal Chemistry.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D in organic chemistry or relevant field with 3+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech experience or MS or BA with 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with Hamilton liquid handler systems or equivalent is mandatory.
  • Solid background in parallel synthesis is required. Understanding of medicinal chemistry concepts is also desired.
  • Strong computer skills are needed with expertise in excel and XSL programming.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain instrumentation is mandatory.

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation, highly collaborative and results-oriented focus
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven and enthusiastic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment

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Senior Scientist– Discovery Biology

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated immunologist to support Nurix’s mission of targeting E3 ubiquitin ligases in the areas of oncology and immunology. This individual will work closely with our drug discovery project scientists on lead optimization of novel compounds to evaluate the impact on immune cells and characterize their MOA. The candidate must be self-driven, organized, able to work well with other scientists, and able to thrive in an exciting environment in a rapidly-growing company.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in immunology, cancer biology or related field (or Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with >8-10 years industry experience)
  • Research experience in the field of immunology with a focus on T cell and tumor biology
  • Expertise in functional assays measuring cellular activation, cytokine release, proliferation, and killing
  • Hands on experience in development, optimization and execution of high-dimensional flow cytometry to phenotypically characterize immune cells including both surface and intracellular staining, primary human and mouse cell isolation, ELISA, Western and multiplexing technologies
  • Experience with genetic validation in primary cells or model systems utilizing molecular techniques including shRNA/CRISPR knockdown to support target validation and mechanism of action studies for drug candidates
  • Background in ubiquitin biology with past experience is a plus
  • Develop novel ideas/technologies, eager to learn, innovate.
  • Propose and implement resolutions to technical problems/issues.
  • Work with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments

 Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative; solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Strong scientific curiosity and initiative; hands-on and resourceful
  • Self-driven and enthusiastic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment

 Company

Nurix, Inc. is a science-minded, goal-oriented organization that is focused on bringing novel, first-in-class therapies to patients. Nurix is a leader in discovering a new class of drugs that work by modulating the protein degradation machinery of the cell. The Nurix scientific team has established an innovative drug discovery platform based on recent advances in understanding of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). The UPS is a regulatory network that controls protein stabilization and degradation, a function vital to the healthy life of a cell, uncovering therapeutic opportunities in multiple disease areas.

Nurix’s Protein Regulation Platform enables the discovery of selective inhibitors or activators of the UPS, enabling the discovery of new class of drugs that can restore normal cellular homeostasis. Nurix entered into an exclusive collaboration with Sanofi and Gilead for the discovery and development of next-generation therapies targeting protein homeostasis in oncology, immunology and inflammation, including the rapidly evolving field of immuno-oncology.

Nurix was founded by internationally recognized experts in the ubiquitin proteasome field and is funded by leading life science investors, Third Rock Ventures and The Column Group. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California

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Scientist I – Cell Biology – Contract

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated cell biologist to support Nurix’s mission of targeting E3 ubiquitin ligases in the areas of oncology and immunology.  The successful candidate will support early drug discovery efforts in oncology, immuno-oncology (IO) and inflammation.  Responsibilities will include execution and analysis of in vitro cellular assays to support small molecule discovery efforts as well as new target identification and understanding of mechanisms of action. This individual will work closely with scientists within the group and present their findings to the department and project teams. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, eager to learn new techniques, highly organized and enjoys working in a creative and dynamic team environment. This is a 1-year contract role.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in cell biology, immunology or related field (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with industry experience)
  • Hands-on experience in the development, optimization and execution of cellular assays applying multiple techniques including primary cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, flow cytometry, Western and multiplexing technologies (e.g. Luminex, MesoScale)
  • Demonstrated track record in functional assay development in oncology and/or immunology
  • Familiarity with primary cell tissue culture, molecular biology techniques, CRISPR engineering of cells and the use of siRNA/shRNA knockdown techniques to support mechanism of action studies for drug candidates and target identification
  • Ability to conceive, design and execute hypothesis-testing experiments that directly contribute to project success is essential
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Background in cancer cell biology required with previous experience in the ubiquitin-proteasome (UPS) system a plus

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative; solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Strong scientific curiosity and initiative; hands-on and resourceful
  • Self-drive and enthusiastic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment

Company

Nurix was founded by internationally recognized experts in the ubiquitin-proteasome (UPS) field and received its initial funding from leading life science investors Third Rock Ventures and The Column Group.  Nurix recently entered into a multi-year collaboration with Gilead and Sanofi focused on developing bi-functional molecules to degrade protein targets as novel therapeutics.   Additionally, Nurix has a strong internal drug discovery pipeline focused on oncology, immunology and inflammation.  Nurix plans to advance two molecules into clinical trials in early 2021. 

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Lab Technician, Laboratory Services

The Laboratory Technician performs lab and operational support for scientists. Responsibilities include:

  •  Assisting in maintaining a sample management system and weighing out compound samples
  • Coordinating shipping or pickup of samples for external vendors or collaborators
  • Assisting in maintaining the chemical inventory system
  • Maintaining inventory of common lab supplies such as consumables, compressed gases, dry ice, and a variety of chemicals
  • Assisting with regulatory renewals related to chemical inventory
  • Organizing and maintaining Safety Data Sheets for chemicals used in the lab data system
  • Receiving and distributing lab and office packages and entering receipt of packages in purchasing system
  • Available for on-call deliveries at labs and loading areas, including bio-waste and hazmat waste
  • Maintaining document control of bio-waste and hazmat waste manifests
  • Washing, sorting, and distributing glassware for biology and chemistry labs
  • Assisting lab staff with media reagent prep and other functions
  • Occasional equipment maintenance, such as changing oil on high vacuum pumps, and defrosting freezers

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or equivalent years of lab experience required
  • 1-2 years of previous lab support experience, preferably in a biotech environment
  • Ability to work safely with hazardous materials, including hazardous waste
  • Knowledge of general lab safety practices and procedures
  • Proficient/Expert in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Exchange)
  • Strong computer and internet research skills
  • Willingness to learn special purchasing or other software systems
  • Flexibility and ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside vendors and clients, in a growing and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and professional demeanor in all situations; highly motivated
  • Must be able to work core business hours Monday-Friday 10:00 am-3:30 pm
  • Occasionally may be required to work early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values 

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative 
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus 
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view 

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Director/Senior Director, Clinical Scientist

Nurix has a place for an extraordinary, highly motivated, and accomplished Director/Senior Director, Clinical Scientist.

As an integral member of the Clinical Development Team, this person will help to develop innovative solutions for the clinical development of Nurix’s pioneering protein modulation programs in hematology, oncology, and cell therapy. Working in close collaboration with the study teams, the incumbent will provide scientific guidance and support.

This role will is responsible for various aspects of clinical study design and execution including: protocol writing, building study infrastructure, staff training, data cleaning/analysis, investigator interaction and support of regulatory filings. In addition, this role will be responsible for providing supporting rationale for clinical development working closely with the Head of Development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and contribute to cross-functional clinical development teams with strong ability to work closely with all team members, address study or other program-specific questions.
  • Develop the Global Development plan with senior clinical development staff
  • Implement Global Development Plan with strategic clinical science support
  • Assist in reviewing and authoring clinical protocol.  Read and interpret scientific and medical literature for the use in clinical documents and to assist clinical team decision making.
  • Prepare clinical portions of all relevant regulatory filings and meeting packages (INDs, Annual Reports, meeting requests, NDAs, etc.) for US and ex-US Health Authorities.
  • Integrate scientific knowledge and operational expertise to ensure translation of clinical research plans into efficiently delivered, high quality studies.
  • Acquire and utilize knowledge of clinical trial design and relevant disease indications to assist in study concept and protocol development. Contribute to discussions concerning scientific and procedural aspects of study design. Coordinate with departments to produce the final protocol and informed consent documents.
  • Compose medical data review plans, Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), Safety Review Committee (SRC) charters, and specific sections of study manuals and investigator meeting materials.
  • Contribute significantly to the development of CRFs, data edit checks, patient profile design, ongoing data cleaning (query generation, coding review, SAE reconciliation) and data trend analysis.
  • Lead internal clinical data review meetings in conjunction with the medical monitor; lead the data preparation effort for dose escalation meeting, as applicable to study stage.
  • Coordinate and manage external medical advisory committees for the study team such as DSMBs and Scientific Steering Committees, in conjunction with the medical monitor.
  • Research and summarize published literature for continual learning and to prepare training materials for other clinical team members.
  • Contribute to statistical analysis plans, table, listing, figure design and the preparation of manuscripts and other presentations of study data, as appropriate.
  • Address investigator questions regarding protocol and related scientific issues and attend site initiation visits (SIVs), in coordination with the medical monitor.
  • Assist in determining the activities to support a project’s priorities within functional area
  • Trains other clinical scientists as needed.

Basic Qualifications

Advanced degree (MD, PhD, or PharmD) and 8+ year’s relevant drug development experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience directly in the clinical science role, in a hematology/oncology indication for first-in-human and proof of concept studies in small molecules and/or cell therapy. Registrational or Phase 3 study experience is preferred.
  • In depth understanding of clinical operations and translational medicine.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to translate technical concepts into accessible language and direction for the broader study team.
  • Excellent attention to detail, partnership and initiative, with flexibility to adapt to the needs of the organization; maintain meticulous attention to project deadlines.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote), and ideally also with job related programs such as Spotfire and Medidata Rave or similar.
  • Strong understanding of ICH GCP, as well as general knowledge of industry practices and standards
  • Commitment to patient safety and clinical compliance.

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view 

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Scientist I, Medicinal Chemistry

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated chemist with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join our Medicinal Chemistry team. You will work with a highly dynamic group that is focused on moving projects from the hit identification stage to the discovery of clinical candidates. The Nurix mission is to control protein fate to treat human diseases leveraging exciting technologies to target protein degradation.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated substantial experience in modern synthetic organic chemistry and standard analytical methods. Having developed an understanding of the physicochemical properties that drive drug discovery are highly desired.

As a member of a dynamic multi-disciplinary project team, you will collaborate with a broad group of highly experienced scientists within Nurix as well as with external collaborators.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry with 0-4 years industrial chemistry experience
  • Creative skills in the design, performance and interpretation of chemistry experiments with strong synthetic problem-solving skills using a hypothesis-based approach
  • Excellent communication of project rationale, key experimental results, issues and accomplishments in appropriate verbal and written form
  • Solid track record of scientific accomplishment demonstrated by publications, patents, or presentations
  • Maintains an excellent scientific expertise in organic synthesis and a good knowledge of key medicinal chemistry principles
  • Good ability to manage own priorities and deliverables, both independently and in the team setting
  • Familiarity with tools necessary to effectively organize, visualize and distill data to facilitate rapid decision making a strong plus but not required

Fit with Nurix Culture and Values

  • Strong team orientation; highly collaborative
  • Solutions and results-oriented focus
  • Hands-on approach; resourceful and open to diverse points of view

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