Sr. Research Associate, Discovery Biology

BridgeBio Palo Alto, California, United States Preclinical

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About BridgeBioX and BridgeBio Pharma

Leveraging extensive inherited disease experience and an established drug development infrastructure, BridgeBio recently formed a discovery research group called BridgeBioX. The vision of BridgeBioX is to use cutting-edge biology to develop breakthrough medicines in genetic diseases with high unmet needs across multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, neurology, pulmonology, and cardiology. BridgeBioX is building out lab space on the Stanford Life Sciences campus to create a hybrid industry-academic environment where scientists from the top labs around the world can collaborate with senior BridgeBio leadership and advisors.

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 30+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.

Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zug, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.

To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at

Who You Are

Are you someone who thrives in fast-paced and start-up environments? Do you want to make a difference in patients with genetic diseases? We seek a hard-working and detail-oriented Sr. Research Associate, Discovery Biology to work on high-risk, high-reward projects within a culture that celebrates failures and lessons learned from failed experiments, as long as they are scientifically rigorous and conclusive. Our team of Scientists needs someone with expertise in biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology techniques to work with and mentor.

You will contribute to developing and executing biochemical and cell-based assays for a challenging and high-impact genetic disease and bring our early discovery, a pre-clinical program, to the next level. Through this program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with many different techniques and learn from our top-notch scientists to enrich your career further. If you have experience in biological assays and want to help build out these scientific and technical capabilities at BridgeBio, we want to hear from you.


  • Help drive basic research towards the clinic at a fast pace
  • Collaborate with PhD-level scientists on assay design and execution
  • Support execution, data analysis, and interpretation of experiments within our laboratory
  • Communicate findings and implications to senior leadership
  • Use a variety of biochemical, cellular, genetic, and pharmacological techniques to advance multiple candidates from discovery research to clinical development
  • Maintain detailed notes, draft protocols for experiments, assay data summaries, and plans for required reagents

No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:

  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive toward practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements

  • BS with 3+ years or MS with 1+ years of work experience and degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g., biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology, biophysics, cell biology, biological/biomedical engineering, etc.).
  • Prior biotech/pharma/CRO experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with ELISA or MSD immunoassays is required
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills required
  • Experience with a range of biochemical, molecular, and cellular biology techniques, especially in microplate-based formats (absorbance, luminescence, and fluorescence), is desirable
  • Experience with automated liquid handlers (e.g., Bravo, Assist Plus, ViaFlo) and mouse plasma handling is a strong plus
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization programs such as Excel, GraphPad Prism, Python, and MATLAB is a plus

What We Offer

  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first, think independently, be radically transparent, every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do this here
  • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
  • A place where you own the vision – both for your program and your own career path
  • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
  • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
  • Robust and market-competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
  • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time 
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At BridgeBio, we strive to provide a market-competitive total rewards package, including base pay, an annual performance bonus, company equity, and generous health benefits. Below is the anticipated salary range for candidates for this role who will work in California. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will depend on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience within the industry, educational background, location of residence and performance during the interview process. BridgeBio is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions based in other states.
$100,000$125,000 USD


Sr. Research Associate, Discovery Biology

BridgeBio Palo Alto, California, United States Preclinical

Apply Now