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Job Opportunity: Research Scientist II, Director of Translational Research, Eikonizo

Posted by on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Job Opportunities .

The mission of Eikonizo is to create life-changing therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and other rare diseases. Our first program is focused on developing a disease-modifying therapeutic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. We are dedicated to improving and lengthening patients’ lives.

Eikonizo is seeking a creative, rigorous, self-motivated scientist with an interest in research and passion to develop novel therapeutics, particularly for brain diseases. As one of the first hires for this fast-moving biotech startup in LabCentral (Kendall Square, Cambridge), the successful candidate will have a unique career development opportunity to be involved in the scientific, operational and strategic direction of company, with significant growth potential. We are looking for someone who thrives on execution and is data- and deadline-driven.


•    Lead projects efficiently from initiation through completion, with a high standard and careful attention to detail.

•     Manage, coordinate, and be the primary liaison for, multiple interdisciplinary research studies with select contract research organizations (CROs) and external collaborators.

•     Maintain primary responsibility for the scientific design, logistics/administrative aspects, data analysis, and figure preparation of key in vitro and in vivo studies to evaluate

mechanistic efficacy of novel small molecule therapeutics.

•     Maintain accountability for timeline management and deadlines.

•     Communicate progress effectively to team members in a cross-disciplinary environment

and gather scientific input from key stakeholders.

•     Contribute new ideas to the company’s programs by applying regular literature survey with critical analysis skills to solve specific research problems and summarize key issues.

•     Actively facilitate a focused, team-oriented atmosphere by providing assistance and/or guidance to colleagues when needed.

•     Support the Director of Translational Research and other team members in preparing presentation materials.

•     Maintain high standards of research integrity and rigor.



  • No direct staff supervision responsibilities



•    Demonstrated ability to evaluate new techniques, troubleshoot assays, and independently design, analyze and interpret experimental data to recommend next steps.

•    Attention to detail and proven track record in handling, analyzing, plotting and recording experimental data.

•    Able to participate productively in discussions with colleagues at all levels and across disciplines.

•    Flexibility to rapidly adapt to changing project priorities and conduct multiple project tasks efficiently.

•    Demonstrated knowledge in the area of pre-clinical ALS research is a bonus.


Key Attributes: Driven by curiosity and desire to make a difference, compassion for patients; enthusiastic and goal-oriented; independent and self-motivated; highly organized, accountable and reliable; collaborative and team-oriented; open-minded, creative; self-aware and possessing excellent communication skills with high degree of professionalism; ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment.



•    PhD in relevant discipline (e.g., biology, neuroscience, biochemistry)

•    Minimum of 3 years’ post-doctoral experience or equivalent, preferably in biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry


About  the Company

Eikonizo Therapeutics, Inc., a small (<10 people) startup biotech founded in 2017, is developing

life-changing therapies by creating brain-penetrant small molecules and deploying in vivo target engagement techniques to accelerate the identification of therapeutics. Our first program is focused on a disease-modifying therapeutic for the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), though exciting emerging biology suggests application to other diseases, including peripheral neuropathies, depression, and cardiac diseases.

Eikonizo  offers a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-focused work environment. The culture is intellectually stimulating, flexible and results-oriented. Joining our small team offers significant opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We are officially headquartered in the biotech hub of Cambridge MA; however, for the last year we have been operating entirely virtually. While we look forward to returning to a physical location in Cambridge in late 2021, we will continue to promote flexibility and are open to this position being entirely remote.

Interested? Please contact Kate Stuart ( or

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