Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate, Biology at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
The Relay team:
Our company was founded on the premise that protein motion can be used to build breakthrough medicines. The team at Relay is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients’ lives.
Our extraordinary team is equal parts bright and bold, with a real passion for working in intellectually stimulating environments. We look for people who are committed to working together in a collaborative and rigorous culture.
We’ve built the kind of work environment that not only gets but keeps people excited and focused. Putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery is a challenge, but we are confident that our team’s dedication and urgency will create opportunities that profoundly impact the lives of the patients. We're building a company for the ages. Are you ready to #jointherelay?

The opportunity

    • Do you embrace hard problems? Are you a lifelong learner? We are looking for a self-motivated researcher to join our biology team. You'll help drive the discovery of novel small molecule therapeutics in oncology. You will design and conduct molecular and cell biology assays and experiments to evaluate target dependency hypotheses, further our understanding of target biology, and evaluate candidate molecules. Expect a multi-faceted experience, as you will interact and collaborate cross-functionally with scientists in other groups, including biochemists, structural biologists, chemists, and computational biologists.

Your role

    • You'll design and perform cell and molecular biology experiments to support the evaluation of small molecules impacting cancer dependencies.
    • Are you an assay expert? You'll be a key contributor in developing cell-based assays to be used in support of medicinal chemistry efforts and structure activity relationship assessment.
    • You will also develop and perform pharmacodynamic and patient selection biomarker assays.
    • Naturally, you'll maintain good records of laboratory procedures, results and conclusions.
    • You’ll analyze, interpret and present your data to multi-disciplinary project teams.
    • Your voice is important - expect to regularly contribute to the biology group and your project teams(s) through collaboration and idea exchange with your colleagues.

Your background

    • You've earned a BS/MS in biology or a related discipline.
    • You’ve spent 3 or more years in industry or have relevant academic experience working in a cancer biology lab.
    • You have experience in molecular biology techniques (nucleic acid purification, cloning, qRT-PCR, si/shRNA, CRISPR).
    • Your cell biology capabilities are excellent. We're talking mammalian cell culture, cell signaling analysis (ELISA/HTRF, immunoblotting), flow cytometry and microscopy.
    • You're an articulate, open communicator with the ability to analyze, interpret and present data in a clear manner.
    • You are comfortable with — and can thrive in — an environment that is constantly changing.
    • Our perfect coworker is smart, self-motivated, empathetic, high-energy, and passionate about solving tough scientific problems.
At Relay, we believe that along with our scientists, our culture is our greatest asset. In fact we're proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Top Places to Work" in 2017 & 2018. To drive that culture, we encourage each employee to bring their full selves to work every single day so they can function in a highly creative and authentic way. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.
Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.