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Open Positions: Laboratory Assistant, iPSC Biology

Arvinas is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leading the way in targeted protein degradation therapeutics. Arvinas is the first company to focus solely on protein degradation and its platform technology is the most advanced in the field. Since its founding in 2013, Arvinas’ PROTAC® Discovery Engine has been driving the most significant breakthroughs in the industry. Arvinas’ pipeline encompasses a range of validated and undruggable targets in oncology, immuno-oncology, and neuroscience. This includes two clinical-stage programs: ARV-110, which is being developed as a potential treatment for men with late-line metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, and ARV-471, which is being developed as a potential treatment for patients with breast cancer.

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Position Summary

Join the exciting and growing Neuroscience and Platform teams at Arvinas in New Haven, CT. Arvinas is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing new small molecules – known as PROTAC® (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeras) protein degraders – aimed at degrading disease-causing cellular proteins via proteolysis. Based on the innovative research conducted at Yale University by founder Craig Crews, Arvinas is translating natural protein degradation approaches into novel drugs for the treatment of cancer neurodegeneration and other diseases. This position will perform work the neuroscience induced-pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) group and in the Functional Area Support Team (FAST).

This position will be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

Principal Responsibilities

In the iPSC group, the candidate will learn to generate induced-neurons (iNs) from patient-derived iPSCs, and the application of these cells to in vitro models of CNS disease. Training will be provided on multiple fronts including production, cryobanking, and Quality Control of iNs (high content image analysis, immunocytochemistry, & RNA profiling). The incumbent will have the opportunity to interface with members of multiple discovery teams while serving as the single point of contact for iN production, demand management, and inventory control.

The candidate will also be expected to independently analyze and communicate experimental data to team members, write up experimental procedures for colleagues, and provide thorough documentation using an electronic lab notebook.


  • Attentive to detail
  • Persistent & goal-oriented
  • Capable of independent work and proactively communicating progress or problems
  • Open to constructive feedback, and freely asks questions
  • Basic understanding of cell biology
  • Interest in applying analytical and statistical methods to cell biology
  • Prior experience with cell culture desired, but not a pre-requisite


  • BS with a concentration in biology, neurology, or scientific related field.

Arvinas is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, and much more. To learn more about Arvinas, please visit

Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity employer

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