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ChemoCentryx, a pharmaceutical company located in Mountain View, CA, seeks highly motivated professionals to join our team.

All ChemoCentryx employees share the rewards of their work through a generous stock option program. We also offer 401K and Flexible Spending Accounts, and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage and life and long-term disability insurance.

Please email your resume & cover letter to: or FAX to: (650) 210-2910. No phone calls please. EOE

Research Assistant/Associate - Biology (6 month temporary assignment)

As a member of the lead discovery and optimization group, your primary responsibility will be to develop high-quality antagonist that advance into preclinical development by providing high-quality biological data using a combination of in vitro biochemical and cell culture assays, including cell migration, radioligand binding and cytoplasmic calcium flux assays. Speed, quality and communication are essential skills for this position. In addition, handling and tracking novel compounds, growing mammalian cells in sterile tissue culture, handling laboratory robotics, maintaining accurate and complete records in a laboratory notebook, and being responsible for entering results into an Oracle database are required.

Basic requirements include a BS degree in biological sciences. Preferred qualifications include a MS and/or 1 to 2 years' experience in pharmacology or drug optimization.

Reference Job Code: #T001

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Scientist I - Biology

ChemoCentryx is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing orally-administered small molecule therapeutics that target the chemokine and chemo-attractant systems in order to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer. We are building a strong pipeline that currently includes products in development for immunological diseases, metabolic disease and cancer. At ChemoCentryx, we are committed to developing innovative therapeutics, cutting-edge technologies and pursuing the highest quality science.

We are seeking a motivated professional to join our Biology Group and lead independent research efforts into the basic biological functions of the chemokine/chemo-attractant receptor system(s). The Scientist I will provide internal and external presentations/publications to articulate research results, milestones, challenges, and contribute to our drug discovery efforts. The successful candidate will enjoy working as a member of a fast-paced multidisciplinary team in an entrepreneurial environment.


  • PhD in Immunology, or related field and have completed postdoctoral training.
  • Experience with in vivo biological models preferred.
  • Experience in a drug discovery environment preferred.
  • Experience in multi-color flow cytometry necessary.
  • Strong molecular biology experience is a plus.
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry and tissue culture is desired.
  • Previous experience of working with human cells/tissues is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, written and problem solving skills.
  • Proven track record of publication in high impact scientific journals.

Reference Job Code: CCX#14

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