Biochemist – Sr. Principal Investigator (Ph.D.)

Biochemist – Sr. Principal Investigator (Ph.D.)

NiKang Therapeutics

NiKang Therapeutics, Inc., located in Delaware Innovation Space, Wilmington, is a privately-held biotech company focusing on developing novel small molecule oncology drug discovery. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with industry experience in assay development, high throughput screening and hit validation. He/she will be responsible for development and execution of biochemical and biophysical assays to support our drug discovery programs. As a senior member of Biology, he/she will also lead our drug discovery program(s), develop and implement project strategy, and interact directly with members of the Biology and Medicinal Chemistry departments. Expertise in biochemistry, enzymology, biophysics or related field and broad experience utilizing this expertise is required.

• Develop, optimize, troubleshoot, and execute biochemical and biophysical assays for our small molecule drug discovery programs
• Analyze, report and present data to project and senior management teams
• Managing research activities of internal direct reports as well as external CROs
• Provide project leadership, develop program strategy and interact directly with chemistry and biology team members
Minimum Requirements
• Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field, plus a minimum of 5 years of working experience
• A deep understanding of enzymology, enzyme kinetics and in vitro pharmacology
• Prior project leadership experience in drug discovery programs preferred
• Ability to work independently and as a team player
• Excellent communication, organization interpersonal skills
• Highly self-motivated, positive and entrepreneurial with ability to support multiple drug discovery projects simultaneously


Wilmington, DE