Principal Scientist

Portland, OR 97224
Salary: $85,000.00 to $140,000.00 /year

Position Description

Principal Scientist

Portland, OR

Position Summary:

Yecuris’ FRG liver-humanized mouse platform is becoming an increasingly useful tool for companies in the Gene Editing and Gene Therapy (GE/GT) space. Yecuris is seeking a creative problem-solving scientist with a vision for the future of GE/GT drug development and a passion for driving programs to conclusion. If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

In this role you will:

  • Outline and maintain a R&D roadmap within assigned application areas, always keeping up to date on the latest advances in relevant fields
  • Envision the future needs of customers and strategize unique, mission-critical solutions, particularly within the GE/GT field
  • Understand and solve the current needs of customers using creativity and a well-established scientific knowledge-base
  • Identify new opportunities and expand areas of business for growth
  • Excel at project execution, delivering results
  • Motivate, focus, and inspire the team to execute project plans
  • Present project status and updates with absolute clarity using creative and engaging presentations
  • Encourage and promote a ‘can do’ culture featuring creativity and scientific acumen


  • PhD with 3 or more years industry experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or CRO environment, or Masters/Bachelor’s Degree with commensurate combined experience
  • Demonstrated scientific leadership in advancing programs in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Proven track record in team leadership and project management with the ability to drive projects from initiation to conclusion
  • Prior experience in liver and hepatocyte biology and/or GE/GT vector development is highly desirable
  • Must have worked with animal models previously
  • Personal attributes must include: strong critical thinking and analytical skills; a creative problem solver with drive and ambition

Key Skills:

  • Highly developed data analysis skill set including statistical techniques
  • Self-directed, highly organized, and collaborative
  • Meticulous attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow-through
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Yecuris offers exciting career opportunities in a dynamic working environment. Full medical, dental, vision, 401K, profit-sharing and stock option benefits provided. Convenient location in Tigard, Oregon minutes from downtown Portland, with free parking.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via the link above. Include a resume and concise cover letter describing your experience, qualifications, and goals.

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