Scientist / Sr. Scientist, Biology at Clover Health
San Francisco, CA, US

Clover Therapeutics has the most genetically diverse, re-contactable, and longitudinal patient community dedicated to diseases of aging research. Our drug programs pursue differentiated biological pathways and genetically validated targets in common diseases of aging.

We have built our research infrastructure on top of Clover Health’s pioneering Medicare Advantage community. Clover Health and Therapeutics are focused on improving patient lives with the use of technology, and leverage a single data system integrating claims, EHRs, labs, and additional clinical and socio-behavioral data.

We’re looking to hire a Senior Scientist to lead our therapeutic and biomarker research programs in Ophthalmology. As the first Senior Scientist hire, you will lead drug discovery teams from target identification through pre-IND filing by managing CROs and in-house team members using; in vivo, in vitro and ex vivo model systems, bioinformatics, genetics, and large and/or small molecules. Reporting directly to the Chief Scientific Officer, you will mentor junior scientists and build a presence in the external research community through publications and speaking engagements. 

As a Senior Scientist you will: 

Establish and lead a discovery research group focused on ocular diseases such as Age-related Macular Degeneration.

Design and execute experiments to uncover novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers of disease heterogeneity and progression.

Design studies to test target engagement, basic pharmacodynamics and kinetics of candidate therapeutic molecules.

Manage junior scientific staff and research activities at external collaborations and CROs.

Regularly present at internal and external meetings to audiences of diverse scientific backgrounds.

You will love this job if: 

You are committed to helping patients achieve better health - both in the short and long-term - while building the best possible patient experience in all research activities.

You are passionate about addressing large unmet needs in aging-related diseases.

You get excited to collaborate with experimental scientists and are motivated by working with multiple disease phenotypes.

You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and work effectively operating in smaller team settings.

You are nimble, and like working in a constantly evolving environment.

You enjoy presenting your work to diverse groups including technical and non-technical audiences.

You should get in touch if: 

You hold a doctoral degree in a medical or biological discipline and have more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. 

You have successfully led independent research programs in academia or industry. 

You have a proven track record of success as a researcher (e.g. publication record, authorship on patents, grant support). Experience researching topics including but not limited to: lipid metabolism, inflammatory biology, neuroscience, matrix and signaling biology. 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an E-Verify company.

About Clover Therapeutics: Clover Therapeutics accelerates the development of personalized medicines for diseases of aging. Our therapeutic discovery pipeline is powered by a genetically diverse, re-contactable patient cohort combined with a single data system integrating claims, EHRs, labs, and additional clinical and socio-behavioral data. We have established drug research and discovery partnerships with leading biopharma and non-profit research organizations.

Clover Therapeutics provides an exceptional research opportunity with a unique patient cohort with rich clinical data, cutting edge technologies and computational resources to support our research activities.