Scientist, In Vitro Biology

About Us

aTyr is a biotherapeutics company engaged in the discovery and development of first-in-class medicines from its proprietary tRNA synthetase platform. aTyr’s research and development efforts are concentrated on a newly discovered area of biology, the extracellular functionality and signaling pathways of tRNA synthetases. aTyr has built a global intellectual property estate directed to a potential pipeline of protein compositions derived from 20 tRNA synthetase genes and their extracellular targets. aTyr’s primary focus is efzofitimod, a clinical-stage product candidate which binds to the neuropilin-2 receptor and is designed to downregulate immune engagement in fibrotic lung disease. aTyr is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol “LIFE”. For more information, please visit


Patients and their challenges provide tremendous drive and meaning to what we do at aTyr. We seek a talented and successful individual that deeply desires to participate in our process to make medicines that change a patient’s life forever.

Primary Responsibilities

We are seeking to add an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher to our team focusing on the development of novel medicines based on our research into new biological pathways. In this position, you will play an important role in the discovery and development of new drug candidates through your expertise and work in cell biology. Candidates with expertise in fibrosis and fibrotic diseases are highly encouraged to apply. You will design, execute and analyze complex experiments, especially cell-based assays. You will need to summarize and present the results of your experiments to the research team.


The role requires the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a cross-functional, intensely fast-paced team environment. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible with the ability to handle rapidly changing objectives and timelines. Extensive experience working with cells in culture as well as cell-based assays is required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • PhD degree in biochemistry/biological sciences or a related discipline with 0-3 years of postgraduate experience
  • Strong background in cell biology, including cell signaling
  • Training in fibrosis and fibrotic disease models is highly desired
  • Extensive experience with culture of mammalian cells and cell-based assays
  • Should be able to work with minimal supervision and a high level of initiative
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Immediate availability is advantageous

Further Recruiting Information

For additional information about aTyr Pharma, please visit our website at aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 USD to $130,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company’s compensation practices. In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, aTyr Pharma also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k)-matching contribution.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job #212RA to