Building a legendary company. At Warp speed.

Are you willing to boldly go where science has not gone before? At Warp Drive Bio, we apply revolutionary science to drug the undruggable.

We are moving at Warp speed to change the face of medicine through our innovative SMART and genome mining platforms. Our team is daring, committed and passionate about what we do – we are willing to take risks and we love tough challenges.

Developing new medicines that drastically improve the quality of patients' lives is what excites us each day. Does this sound like a team that you want to work alongside? Then click here to learn more about how to join the pursuit of cutting-edge science at Warp speed – because we need tomorrow's innovators, today.

"What we do here is cutting edge and bold. If we are successful, WE WILL make a lasting impact on patient care."

-Chatura, Manager Data Systems & Compound Mgt.

About Our Team

We are locked and loaded – ready to attack the next frontier of medicine – previously undruggable targets. Our team is boldly pursuing difficult and important science, while charting our course beyond the current boundaries of modern science.

We are on a steadfast mission to change patient lives through the medicines we create.

 

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Unified by a Passion
for Discovery

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TEAMWORK

Warp Speed on
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MISSION
DRIVEN

Exploring New Frontiers
With Groundbreaking Science

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INNOVATION

"Warp Drive Bio has an exceptional pool of international talents. Creativity is EXPECTED; passion is REQUIRED."

-Matt, Scientist II

Join Our Crew

Operating at Warp speed, our fearless crew is re-defining science as we know it. We are looking for innovative thinkers that share our passion for pursuing the next important medical breakthroughs and have an unwavering drive to make a difference in the lives of patients. If you are interested in applying for one of our open positions, please email us at careers@warpdrivebio.com listing the position in the subject line and attaching a recent CV.

Warp Drive Bio is seeking a highly motivated individual with 10+ years of drug discovery experience to lead the Biophysics group. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all biophysical characterization on lead discovery programs focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule inhibitors of undruggable targets. The successful candidate will be a demonstrated leader in the field of Biophysics with a proven track record of working on cross-functional multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams and managing external research at CROs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee biophysical characterization of small-molecule inhibitors with covalent and non-covalent chemistries, including those identified through library screening and rationale structure-based design

Proactively evaluate new biophysical methods to assess protein-protein and protein-small molecule interactions and implement into the drug discovery pipeline workflow

Prioritize and align the group with drug discovery programs to maximize impact and to ensure timely delivery of program goals

Collaborate dynamically with team members from different functional areas, including Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology, Biochemical Screening and Biology

Manage external research at multiple CROs, including overseeing protein production and QC

Supervise and mentor direct reports

Oversee group goal-setting, budget administration, and other administrative functions

Present and communicate data, conclusions and project status to program teams, senior management and external partners

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience managing multiple direct reports

Proven track record of scientific contributions in life science as evidenced by publications/presentations/inventions and/or products and clinical candidates

Proven track record of applying biophysics in the areas of structure-based drug discovery programs with strong knowledge of SPR, BLI, MST, ITC and other biophysical techniques, including familiarity with application of these techniques to characterizing covalent and non-covalent small molecule inhibitors

Experience in characterizing both protein-protein interactions as well as small molecule-protein interactions. Ability to model multi-state kinetic reactions and have the ability to design experiments to test these models

Knowledge of protein production, including construct design, expression optimization, purification and analytical QC

Experience managing external collaborations and CROs

Excellent communication and project leadership skills and proven track record of delivering on program and company goals.

Highly motivated and flexible with the ability to collaborate and work on multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced biotech environment

Warp Drive Bio is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our biology team. The successful candidate will work with biology team members to support the discovery and development of novel SMART therapeutics in oncology. The Research Associate will design and execute cell-based assays and compound mechanism of action studies to characterize SMART inhibitors.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement cellular assays to evaluate the effects of SMART inhibitors on protein-protein interactions, oncogenic signaling pathways, and cancer cell phenotypes.
  • Employ a variety of molecular, biochemical and cell biology techniques including, but not limited to proliferation and apoptosis assays, CRISPR, qPCR, immunoprecipitation and western blotting
  • Independently plan, troubleshoot and analyze experiments
  • Document and present key findings at departmental and cross-functional team meetings

Education and Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in life sciences or medical sciences field
  • 0 - 3 years hands-on experience in an academic or pharmaceutical laboratory setting
  • Proficiency in cell biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation and qPCR.
  • Experience with stable and transient cell line generation and plate-based assay development for cancer therapeutics is highly desirable.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a team environment

Warp Drive Bio is driving the reemergence of natural products in the era of genomics to create breakthrough treatments that make an important difference in the lives of patients. Built upon the belief that nature is the world’s most powerful medicinal chemist, Warp Drive is deploying a battery of state-of-the-art technologies to access powerful drugs that are now hidden within microbes.  Warp Drive is privately held and in a strategic partnership with Sanofi and with financing from Third Rock Ventures and Greylock Partners. 

Warp Drive Bio is seeking a motivated Senior Research Associate with a B.S./M.S., excellent communication skills and attention to detail to be an integral member of the team responsible for discovering and developing inhibitors of undruggable targets using the mechanisms and molecules of Nature.

Responsibilities:

  •  Developing enzymatic and protein-protein interaction assays for multiple targets 
  • Validation of small-molecule screening hits through mechanism of action studies 
  • Determine selectivity of compounds within target families and across other target families
  • Maintenance of routine screening assays and generation of SOPs
  • Maintenance and tracking an inventory of biochemical reagents
  • Uploading data to an internal database

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S./M.S. with a minimum of 5 year of industry experience 
  • Experience developing and running biochemical HTS assays is essential
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong documentation skills essential
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams of scientists in a fast-paced environment to accomplish project and company goals
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and drive projects that affect critical timelines.

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Prior experience with protein-protein interactions
  • Experience with TR-FRET assay technology

Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Referral Bonus Eligible

Warp Drive Bio is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Warp Drive Bio will only accept job applications from candidates who are properly documented with authorization to work in the United States.

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