About Us:

Ventus is a well-funded, Versant Ventures and GV (formerly Google Ventures)-backed biotech company with an initial focus directed toward innovative small molecule therapeutics targeting key innate immune pathways.  Ventus was founded by scientific thought leaders in structural immunology and innate immunity who discovered that innate immune signaling leads to the formation of multimeric complexes that drive the subsequent inflammatory cascade. Leveraging the expertise of our founders, Ventus has quickly become the leader in pursuing biochemical and structure-based drug discovery for highly sought-after targets of the innate immune system. Crucial to these efforts was the establishment of our proprietary physics-based ReSolve computational platform, our industry-leading approach for describing the solvation state of a protein in motion. Looking to the future, Ventus will be expanding our pipeline through application of our structural biology and computational platforms to the rational discovery of small molecule therapeutics beyond innate immunity. To learn more about Ventus Therapeutics visit Ventustx.com.

Position Overview:

Ventus is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the Biology team. This individual will collaborate with other scientists and cross-functional team members in order to advance drug discovery projects. They will work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary research team to design and execute in vitro based cell biology studies in support of novel target identification and validation.  They will also be an integral part of project teams and contribute across multiple platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently design, conduct, interpret and report studies using a wide range of established cell biology methodologies to characterize cellular responses in vitro
  • Participate in new target identification and validation
  • Integral member of project teams, contributing to the strategic and scientific direction of programs
  • Contribute to the discovery of novel clinical drug candidates
  • Communicate and effectively collaborate with project teams and colleagues to meet experimental and organizational goals

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in cell biology or immunology with 3-5 years of experience (MS 10+ years) in drug discovery programs in biotechnology and/or pharma
  • Previous experience in target identification and validation through cell and molecular biology techniques
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture and associated transfection and knock down approaches
  • Significant experience in handling murine and human cell lines/primary samples
  • Previous experience with standard in vitro immunological assays
  • Previous experience with polychromatic flow cytometry techniques is preferred
  • Demonstrated scientific excellence supported by publication in top tier journals
  • Experience collaborating with external vendors
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial, and enjoys working in a fast-paced, small-company environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Send CVs to careers@ventustx.com