Research Associate- Preclinical Research

Deep Genomics, Toronto, Ontario

Creating A New Universe Of Genetic Medicines

Duration: Full-Time

About Us

Founded in 2015, Deep Genomics is a drug development company that aims to revolutionize medicine by leveraging expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and genome biology. We have built the world’s first, and by far the most advanced, AI platform that is able to untangle the enormous complexity of RNA biology and find the best targets, mechanisms, and molecules. 

The thesis here at Deep Genomics is that everyone, at some point in their life, will face a genetic condition, whether Mendelian or complex, and we aim to be there for them with a genetically precise therapy. We take immense pride in our team of people whose backgrounds span a diverse range of disciplines including those found in a traditional biotechnology company, as well as machine learning, laboratory automation, and software engineering. 

We are rapidly growing and are looking for key people to help us achieve our goals. We are currently looking for a Research Associate - Preclinical to join our team.


As a Research Associate - Preclinical you will be a key contributor to the preclinical research team helping progress therapeutic programs to candidate declaration. You will participate in the discovery and validation of lead candidate oligonucleotides for therapeutic and platform supporting programs. You are organized, innovative, and hard-working with experience in assay development, optimization, and analysis.

Your responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide variety of standard molecular and cellular biology techniques to drive preclinical therapeutic programs forward.  
  • Run ex vivo experiments, including tissue processing, target engagement analyses.
  • Independently design, develop, and execute on complex preclinical studies. 
  • Document experimental results and findings and present work internally.

What you bring:

  • Masters of Science in molecular or cellular biology, or a related biomedical field or Bachelor of Science with a minimum of two(2) years of hands-on lab bench experience.
  • Experience with cell culture techniques and cell-based assays. 
  • Expertise in assay development and troubleshooting.
  • Good understanding of experimental design and the basic principles behind common molecular biology assays.
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Willingness to learn, attention to detail, team player; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and fast-paced team environment.


  • Experience with in vivo preclinical studies.  
  • Industry experience.
  • Experience with primary cell culture.
  • Background in renal or nervous system biology and/or metabolic disorders.

What we offer:

  • A highly competitive salary and meaningful equity compensation (ESOPs).
  • A wide array of company-paid benefits.
  • Exceptional opportunities for learning and growth working alongside the world’s best team.
  • An opportunity to work alongside a bright, collegial, highly motivated team working at the intersection of the most exciting areas of science and technology.
Deep Genomics thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Deep Genomics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About Deep Genomics

Deep Genomics is using artificial intelligence to build a new universe of life-saving genetic therapies. The future of medicine will rely on artificial intelligence, because biology is too complex for humans to understand. At Deep Genomics, our geneticists, molecular biologists and chemists develop new ways of detecting and treating disease using our biologically accurate artificial intelligence technology.

Deep Genomics

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