Research Associate

Platform Operations · Salt Lake City, Utah
Department Platform Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Known Medicine

Known Medicine is building an engine to determine the best treatment for every cancer patient.  We’re a seed-stage startup backed by Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, Cota Capital, Caffeinated Capital, and other top funds and angels. Our team encompasses clinical affairs, bioengineering, and data science and is quickly growing. 


Our core platform utilizes patient tumor samples which are broken down and made into hundreds of 3D micro-tumors. We treat each with different drugs and combinations then use complex image analysis to determine tumor sensitivity to each. Through the marriage of biology and data science we are able to generate the largest 3D cell culture dataset of its kind and use it to make biological, computational and clinical insights.


Your Role

As Research Associate, your responsibilities include:

  • Actively participate in the execution of our micro tumor platform in collaboration with investigators
  • Work with our automation, software, and scientific teams to ensure high quality and consistency of platform outcomes
  • This role has a non standard schedule that includes weekend shifts

Your Background

  • BA/BS in biology or a related discipline
  • 2+ years of hands-on laboratory experience
  • Familiarity with mammalian cell culture techniques
  • Familiarity with cell-based biochemical assays
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced laboratory environment
  • Ability to communicate and document scientific concepts effectively


Who You’ll Join

Our team comprises biomedical engineers, AI for drug discovery data scientists, and a clinical and regulatory affairs expert building our high throughput platform. We’re developing a fully automated diagnostics pipeline in our 4,300 sq ft Sale Lake City, UT lab and have research collaborations with several top cancer centers. We offer health insurance, snacks and drinks in the office, lunch provided twice weekly, and flexible vacation/sick leave. 

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  • Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Department
    Platform Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level