We welcome letters of interest from scientific candidates who are interested in joining our team at Kineta®. For more information contact us.

ABOUT KINETA

Kineta, Inc. is a Seattle-based biotech company dedicated to the discovery and development of therapeutics to treat infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain. Our innovative work environment requires employees to be independent, creative, and organized in addressing challenges and opportunities. Employees are rewarded for their contributions and are supported with a comprehensive benefits program. Kineta also provides individuals opportunities to advance their careers through exposure to all aspects of the drug development process.

Positions

Research Associate (Immunology/Adjuvant Discovery)

Kineta is seeking an experienced scientific research associate to support the discovery and preclinical development of small molecule adjuvants. The successful candidate will be involved in the design, execution and interpretation of both human and murine in vitro assays as well as in vivo experiments related to the discovery and characterization of adjuvants for infectious disease vaccines. Experience in cellular immunological assays using human and murine primary cells and performing multi-parameter flow cytometry experiments is required; knowledge of murine infectious disease models and molecular immunology experience is a plus. Responsibilities of the position include conducting cell based high throughput screens; assisting in the development of cell-based functional assays using human and murine primary cells; developing immunogenicity models and establishing readouts characterizing the MOA of selected adjuvants in infectious disease vaccine models. The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team setting to ensure timely completion of studies and is expected to present experimental findings at internal meetings and through written reports.

The successful candidate will possess proven skills to adapt and quickly learn new techniques in a dynamic drug discovery environment. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills. Independent thinking and excellent communications skills are desired.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, or related field with at least five years of experience in life science research. The candidate should have expertise in immunological assays including multiplex ELISA, Elispot, flow cytometry, immunofluorescent cytometry, and Luminex analysis. Must be computer proficient (Windows), possess excellent written and oral communication skills, show attention to detail, and have experience working in a fast-paced research environment.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Research Associate (Virology/Arenavirus)

Kineta is seeking a motivated research associate to join a growing team of diverse and dynamic researchers devoted to developing novel and effective therapeutics for treating infectious viral diseases. The candidate is expected to effectively support the completion of scientific milestones related to the characterization of lead candidate small molecule antivirals against Arenaviruses . The candidate will participate in in vitro and in vivo experimental design, optimization and troubleshooting. The candidate will also execute study protocols, interpret data and generate reports.

The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team to ensure timely completion and reporting of program objectives. The successful candidate will possess proven skills to adapt and quickly learn a new field of research in a dynamic drug discovery environment. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and writing skills. Independent thinking, ability to interpret and present research data and excellent communication skills are desired.

Qualifications: BS Degree in Biosciences and a minimum 2 years laboratory experience is required. A solid command of tissue culture is needed. Experience with animal models or some level of in vivo manipulation is required. Possess some working knowledge in virology, molecular biology, and/or immunology. Experience with conducting studies in a BSL-2 environment.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.

Please send cover letter and resume (with R.A/Arenavirus in the subject) to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Director – Business Development (Preclinical Programs)

The Director of Business Development (Preclinical Programs) is responsible for sourcing and closing partnering opportunities for Kineta’s early-stage antiviral and chronic pain drug programs, including out-licensing, collaborations and co-development transactions with biotech and pharmaceutical companies. This key team member must have business development experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry, a proven ability to compellingly communicate the scientific and commercial merits of Kineta’s drug programs, a deep knowledge of the drug development process and intellectual property management, as well as excellent coordination and relationship management skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Source and cultivate a robust pipeline of prospective partners and coordinate all interactions for partnership and licensing purposes
  • Identify opportunities by monitoring business, scientific and patent literature and attendance at BD and scientific conferences
  • Deliver professional and compelling presentations on Kineta’s preclinical antiviral and chronic pain assets
  • Coordinate negotiation of partnership and licensing agreements
  • Coordinate due diligence activities with Kineta teams
  • Assist in development of scientific presentation materials of Kineta’s antiviral and chronic pain assets
  • Assist in valuation analyses to inform licensing agreements
  • Meet objectives tied to corporate partnering objectives
  • Maintain partnering tracking database of all potential opportunities and interactions
  • Work collaboratively to coordinate BD activities and information flow across departments including Leadership team, R&D, Corporate Development and Legal.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success with negotiating and closing biopharmaceutical preclinical partnering deals
  • Proven ability to drive BD interactions in a proactive, timely and professional manner
  • Proven ability to understand and effectively communicate complicated scientific concepts
  • A strong understanding of the drug development process and intellectual property management
  • Background or knowledge of virology, innate immunity, peptides and pain therapies preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; excellent presenter with an ability to think on your feet.
  • Teamwork: Ability to collaborate as a key part of the BD team
  • Possess high level of integrity, maturity, ethics and excellent business judgment
  • Professionalism; outstanding interpersonal skills; presence
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong work ethic; self-motivated; able to work independently
  • Willingness to travel as required

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor degree (scientific major preferred), MBA a plus
  • 5 years of business development experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry with direct experience in sourcing and closing licensing agreements
  • Proven ability to understand and effectively communicate complicated scientific concepts
  • Strong understanding of the drug development process and intellectual property management

Compensation

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Potential for stock grants and cash bonuses
  • Benefits include industry standard health care package and 401(k) supplemented by Kineta

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Patent Administrator

Kineta is seeking an experienced patent administrator to join our IP legal support team. The successful candidate will support the legal team in the management of Kineta’s diverse intellectual property portfolios that cover a wide variety of drug development programs. The candidate will also participate in activities related to domestic and foreign patent prosecution. The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team setting to ensure timely completion of critical patent prosecution deadlines and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and monitor scheduling systems for patent prosecution deadlines and for patent portfolio management.
  • Manage correspondence with appropriate stakeholders including legal counsel, inventors, and administrators.
  • Contribute to the preparation of patent prosecution documents.
  • Contribute to the preparation and filing of domestic patent applications.
  • Manage patent materials including documentation and budgets.

Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of IP law principles.
  • High attention to detail and time management.
  • Excellent organizational skills; the ability to multi-task and work simultaneously on several projects that cover different disciplines.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic; self-motivated; able to work independently. A basic knowledge of the biological sciences, with advanced knowledge in chemistry, virology, and/or immunology a plus.
  • The ability and willingness to keep up-to-date with technical knowledge in specialized areas relevant to Kineta’s drug development programs, including virology, innate immunity, peptides and chronic pain therapies.
  • The ability to adapt and quickly learn new technologies in a dynamic drug discovery environment.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor degree or higher; degree in Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry or other related field a plus.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years relevant work experience including paralegal, patent portfolio management for the biomedical sciences (in a law firm or biotechnology setting), and/or research project management.
  • Must be computer proficient (Windows).

Compensation

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Potential for stock grants and cash bonuses
  • Benefits include industry standard health care package and 401(k) supplemented by Kineta

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Director – Corporate Development

The Director of Corporate Development is responsible as a member of the team for the sourcing and closing of new investors, collaborations and opportunities that will move Kineta and its drug development programs towards the point of licensing. This individual’s focus will be on accredited investors, high net worth individuals, family offices, private equity, foundations, collaborations and other potential opportunities. As a key member of the team this individual will be expected to deliver on both short term and long term strategic goals that are crucial to the overall success of the organization as identified by the SVP of Corporate Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, source, cultivate and close new investor leads on a weekly basis
  • Participate in established processes as it relates to maintaining accurate records of work performed
  • Meet monthly and yearly funding objectives
  • Work collaboratively with the team to ensure continuity of messaging and to close larger investment opportunities.
  • Assist, as required, the SVP of Corporate Development with other tasks necessary to move the company towards its goals.
  • Assist in the development of marketing materials and messaging that is consistent with the overall company message and strategic vision.

Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of the financial and or fund raising industry.
  • Demonstrated success with closing of large capital raises.
  • Proven ability to research and source new investors opportunities.
  • Proven ability to drive a multiplicity of fund raising interactions in a proactive, timely and professional manner.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; excellent presenter with an ability to think on your feet.
  • Proven ability to understand and effectively communicate complex concepts.
  • Background in or knowledge of immunology, virology, innate immunity, peptides and chronic pain therapies a plus.
  • Possess high level of integrity, maturity, ethics and excellent business judgment
  • Professionalism; outstanding interpersonal skills; presence
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong work ethic; self-motivated; able to work independently
  • Willingness to travel as required

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor degree; MBA or PhD a preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years industry or related experience required
  • Proven record of capital raise performance and closing
  • Strong knowledge of drug development and the biopharmaceutical industry

Compensation

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Potential for stock grants and cash bonuses
  • Benefits include industry standard health care package and 401(k) supplemented by Kineta

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Human Resources Manager

Kineta is seeking an experienced human resources manager to support the operations and research teams. The successful candidate will develop and implement human resource policies, processes, procedures, and trainings, manage the hiring process, performance reviews, regulatory compliance and reporting, and employee relations, as well as oversee day-to-day human resources tasks. Qualified candidates will have a proven track record in managing all aspects of human resources.

The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team to ensure timely completion of operation objectives. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills to work as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of experience as a human resource generalist or similar position. Human Resources Certification a plus. Candidates must be organized, proficient in Windows, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, show attention to detail, and have experience working in a fast-paced environment.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Programmer Analyst

Kineta is seeking a motivated individual to support the technical operations of the company. The candidate will work under Kineta’s Operations team and will assist with the development and deployment of a lab data management system. Other responsibilities will include helping with quality assurance, data validation, systems testing and documentation. Qualified candidates will have experience with programming and developing data systems. The candidate must have strong problem solving, scientific reasoning and clear communication skills.

The candidate will be required to work both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will possess skills relevant in programming and data management, and have the ability to adapt and learn new software, reporting, and communications skills as required in a dynamic biotech environment. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and writing skills.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other relevant field. Familiarity with various programming languages and web technologies, such as PHP, C#, and HTML/CSS/JavaScript is highly desired. Experience in user interface design plus.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Accountant

Kineta is seeking an experienced accountant to support financial operations of the company. The successful candidate will join our administrative team supporting lab services, business development and corporate goals. The successful candidate will be proficient in GAAP accounting, payroll processing, and governmental requirements. The candidate should also possess some experience working with the QuickBooks accounting software, interacting with State and Federal authorities, and performing yearly audits with an outside accounting firm.

The successful candidate will possess proven skills relevant in accounting, and have the ability to adapt and learn new software, reporting, and communications required in a dynamic biotech environment. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and as the member of a team in a fast-paced start-up environment. Independent thinking and excellent communications skills are desired.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Accounting or Business Administration, or related field with at least three years of experience in Accounting. The ideal candidate should have basic understand of GAAP, have previous A/P and A/R experience, and strong computer skills with Excel knowledge. Experience working with QuickBooks is required. Must be computer proficient (Windows) including advanced Excel reporting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, show attention to detail, organized, and have experience working in a fast-paced research environment.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Senior Research Associate (Translational Development / in vivo Pharmacology)

Kineta is seeking a motivated Senior Research Associate to join a growing team of diverse and dynamic researchers devoted to developing novel and effective therapeutics. The candidate will work under Kineta’s Translational Development functional team to develop and execute in vivo experiments exploring the pharmacology, toxicological profiles and efficacy for small and large molecules (Biologics) within various therapeutic areas (i.e. Autoimmune, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, and Vaccines). The candidate will be asked to oversee/co-author various study documents (i.e. protocols, reports, data summaries), along with performing in vivo dosing, bleeding, tissue prosection for single/multiple dose toxicity studies, including investigative and DMPK studies. Other responsibilities may include coordination of biological sample processing, shipping and handling, and cross-training other staff on various in vivo toxicology techniques.

Qualified candidates will have a proven track record in developing and executing in vivo pharmacology studies including toxicology and DMPK characterizations. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant work experience in a drug development program, be a creative, hands-on, bench scientist with broad scientific knowledge in toxicology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, and molecular & cell biology.

The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team to ensure timely completion and reporting of program objectives. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and writing skills. Independent thinking, ability to interpret and present research data and excellent communication skills are desired.

Qualifications:BS or higher in toxicology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, molecular & cell biology or related science with at least 7 years of relevant work experience.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

Project Manager (Pre-immunology clinical Drug Discovery and Development)

Kineta is seeking an experienced project manager to support diverse preclinical drug development programs. The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team to work on the pre-clinical development of small molecules that have antiviral and adjuvanting properties. Under direction, the candidate will be responsible for the planning, management, and completion of R&D projects on a wide variety of programs. The candidate will use project management skills to manage project roles, identify resource requirements, define project deliverables, prepare program reports, and ensure quality of projects. Ability to manage effective communication and relationships is critical. Experience in grants and contracts management is firmly required.

The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team setting to ensure timely completion and reporting of program objectives. The applicant will be responsible for: Assisting with grant applications and progress reports; Planning and organizing meetings; Maintaining a running list of action items; Creating data summaries as needed; Preparing presentation materials; Preparing and managing budgets.

The successful candidate will possess proven skills to adapt and quickly learn new techniques in a dynamic drug discovery environment. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and writing skills. Independent thinking, ability to interpret and present research data and excellent communications skills are desired.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or related field with at least five years of experience in project management in biotechnology medical research. The candidate must have experience with program management software (e.g. Microsoft Project). CAPM or PMP certification a plus. Must be computer proficient (Windows), possess excellent written and oral communication skills, show attention to detail, and have experience working in a fast-paced research environment.

We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave. North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Email: resumes@kinetabio.com

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Senior Research Associate (Translational Development/Analytics)
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Research Assistant
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Administrative Assistant
Senior Accountant
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Research Associate
Director, Capital Acquisition

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Kineta is a great place to work where exciting science and committed people come together. Our team consists of pioneers in immunology and virology that have made leading discoveries in virus- host interaction and the genomics of immune response. We are advancing this work with the vision of developing novel compounds including treatments for autoimmune diseases, broad spectrum antivirals and non-narcotic pain relief.

Our labs are outfitted with superb infrastructure, cutting edge technology and tools to execute high through put screening for antiviral research. We have also created advanced systems to analyze innate immune response on different viral systems.

Our working environment values diversity, encourages intellectual curiosity and fosters professional growth. We are a team. Collaboration is a fundamental component of our success. Kineta is committed to maintaining a workplace where employees can strike a meaningful balance between work and life.

We demand and deliver the highest scientific and ethical standards in all that we do. Advancing our scientific progress is a priority, including publication in major journals and presentations at national conferences. We also have a lot of fun!

LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Seattle is a great place to live and Kineta Inc. is located in one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving parts of the city. Our South Lake Union neighborhood is the first to be served by the new rapid transit street car line, which to the south, gives us easy access to downtown Seattle, its restaurants, shops and attractions, and to the north, connects us to The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and beautiful Lake Union Park.

Seattle uniquely benefits from being a cross road that links the lower 48 to British Columbia and Alaska. It is also a portal to Hawaii and Asia. Visitors taste these influences in the unique Pacific Northwest cuisine and feel these connections in the diverse cultural scene.

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love living here. A 45-minute drive offers magnificent day hikes in some of the most beautiful mountains in America. Travel a little further and Mount Rainier, all 14,410 feet of her, is there for shedding the stress of life. World class skiing, sailing, fishing are also readily accessible.

Kineta offers a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company. Connect with us:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Human Resources: resumes@kinetabio.com

Kineta, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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