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Scientist/Senior Scientist, Inflammation and Fibrosis

Xaira Therapeutics

Xaira Therapeutics

California City, CA, USA · Brisbane, Australia · United States
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
About The Role

As a scientist in the biology group, you will be a crucial member of our interdisciplinary team, comprising highly creative and talented individuals with exceptional expertise in biologics discovery. This group is responsible for validating targets and establishing discovery projects to populate a clinical meaningful and differentiated therapeutics pipeline. You will work collaboratively with functional genomics, proteomics, protein design and engineering, and computational scientists.

About You

You are excited at the idea of applying your scientific expertise to execute on a bold vision to reinvent drug discovery. You are an enthusiastic translational immunologist with solid knowledge of inflammatory and fibrotic disease biology mechanisms and a proven ability to establish and use preclinical disease models to support discovery programs. You thrive in an environment where creativity and initiative are appreciated. You are conscientious, detail-oriented, organized, and dedicated to reproducible science and optimizing lab workflows. Collaboration comes naturally to you, and you thrive in a fast-paced environment where pushing the boundaries of what is possible is the norm.


  • PhD in Immunology or related field.
  • Familiarity with pathways and targets relevant to inflammation and/or fibrosis.
  • Hands-on experience with models of lung, gut and skin inflammation and/or fibrosis.
  • Productive experience using primary human tissues and cells to interrogate biological mechanisms at the interface of the stromal, epithelial and immune compartments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with researchers from diverse fields, including computational and experimental biologists, and provide scientific guidance, support, and leadership as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor junior research associates.

Nice to have Skill(s)

  • 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience preferably in drug discovery with success driving research programs forward in biotech or pharma.
  • Experience working with IPSCs and/or organoids.
  • Experience generating and analyzing single-cell omics datasets to advance research projects.
  • Experience using LIMS and Benchling systems.


The specific compensation package for this role depends on experience, qualifications and level. We thrive on diversity and collaboration, and we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.