Atomic AI, Inc. is a well-funded, early-stage biotech company transforming the rational design of molecules and medicines through the cutting-edge fusion of artificial intelligence and structural biology. Atomic’s unique R&D platform, based on research featured on the cover of Science (, provides new strategies to treat or cure previously undruggable diseases by targeting RNA structure. We are an interdisciplinary team working across computational and experimental biology and believe that our strongest asset is our people.

The opportunity

As a full-time Senior Research Associate in the Bioscience team, you will work closely with scientists to advance our R&D technology platform for RNA structure prediction, target identification, and early drug discovery. You will be involved with both the incorporation and scale-up of established protocols as well as the invention of novel methods.

At Atomic AI, you will be an execution-focused self-starter with a passion for scientific research and a positive attitude when facing challenges. You will prioritize effectively amidst complexity, adapt nimbly to changing conditions, and grow outside of your comfort zone. You will collaborate thoughtfully and promote the success of all team members.

Primary responsibilities

  • Work with RNA scientists to characterize RNA structure and function in cells.
  • Design, execute, and troubleshoot cellular and molecular experiments, such as RT-qPCR, reporter assays, flow cytometry, FACS, and next-generation sequencing.
  • Culture, maintain, and develop mammalian cell lines.
  • Analyze, interpret, and organize data, and clearly document and communicate research outcomes to colleagues.
  • Work within a collaborative, high-caliber, interdisciplinary team.

About you

  • M.S. or B.S. in Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, or related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Experienced working with mammalian cells, including BSL2 tissue culture, transfection, and nucleic acid extraction. 
  • Strong skills implementing and optimizing cell-based assays using a variety of readouts.
  • Proficient in plasmid design, cloning, and preparation.
  • Proficient in the use of software tools to support data analysis.
  • Organized and rigorous in recording methodologies and results.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills, able to clearly communicate technical information to colleagues. 


  • Experienced with NGS library preparation.
  • Experienced with lentivirus vectors, production, and transduction.

Job Type: full time, in-person

Atomic AI is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

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