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Job Description

Company Description

Insmed is a growing global biopharmaceutical company powered by our purpose to deliver life-altering therapies to small patient populations experiencing big health problems. Our most valuable resource is our employees, and a patients-first mentality guides everything we do. Today, we are building a world-class team of talented individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo, solve problems, and work collaboratively and with a sense of urgency.

Come join us if you are ready to roll up your sleeves and be recognized for your efforts while working alongside team members who share your passion for serving patients and their families.


Named Science’s 2021 Top Employer

Insmed is dedicated to creating a collaborative environment where our team can thrive. Every day, our employees turn their passion for science and research into innovative solutions for patients. That’s why we were named the No. 1 company to work for in the biopharma industry in Science’s 2021 Top Employers Survey.

A Certified Great Place to Work

We believe we have built something truly special at Insmed, and our employees agree. Each day, we show up for each other and for the patients we serve. That’s why we were recently certified as a Great Place to Work in the U.S.


Insmed San Diego is seeking a Senior Scientist for Research and Development. This individual will design assays and execute experiments demonstrating the potency of therapeutic molecules. This individual will be responsible for identifying and implementing new technologies to study signal transduction and biochemical assays related to therapeutic constructs in relevant cell systems. Individual will be responsible for establishing novel cell culture systems to evaluate DNA, RNA and protein expression as well as functional readouts related to these constructs.



Additional representative responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: 

• Establish novel cell culture systems• Implement technology for studying signal transduction of therapeutic compounds in cellular systems• Develop cell-based potency assays for novel therapeutics• Document results and present to scientific leadership of the company• Develop assay transfer protocols and work with analytical development and QC groups on assays




About You:


  • PhD in biology, cell and molecular biology or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant lab performing cellular, biochemical, and molecular assays
  • Significant disease-area knowledge as related to Insmed programs
  • Demonstrated technical ability in cell culture, in vivo and ex vivo model systems, high content screening, capillary electrophoresis and western blotting
  • Ability to collaborate and to oversee work done by staff scientists
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, with strong willingness to take on new challenges required to bring novel medicines to the clinic.
  • Strict adherence to environmental, health, and safety guidelines.


Travel Requirements

Up to 5% travel, both domestic and/or international, with periods of 50% and more travel.

Additional Information



Insmed Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


Unsolicited resumes from agencies should not be forwarded to Insmed. Insmed will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes through this source. Insmed will only pay a fee to agencies if a formal agreement between Insmed and the agency has been established. The Human Resources department is responsible for all recruitment activities; please contact us directly to be considered for a formal agreement.

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