Associate Scientist, Biology

Disc Medicine

Disc Medicine

United States · Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023


Associate Scientist, Biology


Disc Medicine is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing novel treatments for patients who suffer from serious hematologic diseases. We are building a portfolio of innovative, first-in-class therapeutic candidates that aim to address a wide spectrum of hematologic diseases by targeting fundamental biological pathways of red blood cell biology, specifically heme biosynthesis and iron homeostasis. Disc Medicine values collaboration, professional development, and scientific integrity and promotes an inclusive company culture that empowers and inspires.


Disc Medicine has a new role in its preclinical research group for an experienced and highly motivated Associate Scientist. Reporting to the VP, Head of Biology, this role will establish and maintain processes and systems to ensure proper project tracking and reporting on our drug discovery efforts. There will be no requirement for conducting hands-on experiments. With supervision, the successful candidate can manage studies conducted by CROs utilizing their excellent documentation, communication, and organizational skills.


  • Coordinate contract reviews, approvals, communications, and other activities related to preclinical research.
  • Coordinate database registration of preclinical research activities, including implementation of the ELN notebook system.
  • Database registration of reagent inventories. 
  • Assist in designing, planning, and executing in vitro/in vivo experiments conducted at CRO sites.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office programs is required.
  • Experience with project management systems.


  • Bachelors or Master’s in biology or related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience of industry experience working in cell biology and/or in vivo biology. 
  • Self-motivated and able to multi-task, with a capacity to handle multiple and changing priorities as well as fluctuations in the workload.
  • Excellent documentation, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience with CRO interactions is a plus.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office programs is required. 
  • Experience with project management systems is a plus.

Disc Medicine is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing all qualified candidates and employees equal opportunities.  We offer comprehensive benefits and competitive compensation packages.  The Company headquarters are in Watertown, MA, and we provide a flexible work environment. 

Disc Medicine actively recruits individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive for excellence.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Department at and include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.  

Please note that agency phone calls or submissions will not be accepted.  

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