Senior Research Associate, Cellular Pharmacology/Assay Development

Location: Cambridge, MA


Kronos Bio seeks a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to join its drug discovery team located in Cambridge, MA. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, this individual is expected to harness their substantial oncology and/or experimental background to generate data to support drug discovery. The applicant is expected to have a robust experimental skill set, an eagerness for learning, and contribute to a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration in a fast-paced environment.


  • Coordinate with R&D team members to lead key elements of discovery and preclinical development programs for novel cancer therapies.
  • Design, develop and execute in vitro assays required for the advancement of high priority projects, including cell model development and engineering, cell-based bioassays and in vitro pharmacologic characterization.
  • Stay up-to-date on experimental record keeping using an electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Present and discuss results with the Kronos Bio team and the external research community; work collaboratively with a team of talented scientists.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a collaborative cross-functional team environment, self-motivated but team player.


  • MS/BS in Biology with a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience.
  • Strong background in basic research in oncology, including but not limited to high throughput screening, cell-based assays, and molecular biology
  • Experience with knockdown and over-expression techniques in in vitro models including CRISPR, shRNA, ASO or lentiviral overexpression to define gene expression programs.
  • Familiarity with analysis of genomic and gene expression data sets.
  • Experience using laboratory automation and robotics is a plus.
  • Experience working closely with computational biologists and/or medicinal chemists is a plus.
  • Diligent with details and timely execution and delivery of high-quality results.
  • Ability to work independently and able to balance multiple tasks or projects.
  • Highly analytical mind, attention to detail, organization skills, and rigorous experimental record keeping are critical.
  • Collaborative, proactive and optimistic personality.
  • Embodies Kronos values; exhibits high degree of integrity and professionalism when interacting with outside investigators and vendors.
  • Entrepreneurial and enjoys working in a fast-paced, creative and resourceful small company environment.

To apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to