Senior Scientist / Scientist

About our company

Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ symbol ASMB) is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative and curative treatments for hepatitis B virus infection (HBV), in addition to a large research effort in the microbiome space in partnership with Allergan. Both programs have breakthrough potential to provide higher cure rates for debilitating diseases.

Assembly Biosciences is committed to advancing science and enhancing the health and well-being of patients. This commitment, along with a vibrant team culture, drives our efforts to develop and commercialize novel approaches and therapies to address major medical needs.


The successful Scientist will work as a member of the Assembly Biosciences virology team at our San Francisco site, and support our antiviral drug discovery programs in a multi-disciplinary fast-paced team environment. Responsibilities will include:

  • Independently plan and perform experiments and generate data in a virology laboratory setting
  • Perform cell based assays, biochemistry, and/or molecular biology experiments
  • Lead experiment design/troubleshooting, data analysis, drafting of protocols and support of laboratory operations
  • Support routine research efforts that contribute to meeting project goals
  • Effectively communicate scientific data regularly and actively participate in group meetings

Education & Experience

  • Ph.D or equivalent degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology or other related discipline
  • Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of post-doctoral experience in industrial or academic setting
  • Independent, motivated, and proactive researcher with a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience in basic research techniques and safe laboratory practices and BSL standards

Required Qualifications

  • Preference for candidates with prior biotechnology/industry working experience and with expertise in virology concepts, assay development, and techniques
  • Demonstrated track record of productivity and knowledge working with cell culture, standard molecular biology techniques (including mammalian vector design, ELISA assays, reporter assays, qPCR and (RT)qPCR and/or biochemical assays/protein purification
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to quickly develop new technical skills, ability to think independently, be results oriented and have strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present basic concepts and detailed scientific data to diverse teams through good verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly collaborative, team-oriented and familiarity with scientific software for analyzing and reporting data

Position Type



Minimal travel is required.

AAP/EEO Statement

Assembly Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We encourage applicants of all ages.


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