Research Scientist, Cancer Biology or Rare Diseases - Cambridge, MA

Company Overview

Orum Therapeutics is a private biotech company located in Daejeon, Korea, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are developing a novel class of therapeutic antibodies to bring new medicines to patients with unmet medical needs. Orum leverages its unique cell-penetrating antibody platform to inhibit intracellular protein drug targets that are considered undruggable by small molecule or current antibody modalities. To help achieve our goal, we are now developing small molecule and oligonucleotide platforms at our growing Cambridge, MA site to further drive the therapeutic potential of this promising class of proteins. Our vision is a world where undruggable targets are no longer undruggable, so no patient suffers from diseases due to a lack of therapeutic modality.  We are looking for a biologist in cancer research or rare disease research to join our growing scientific team. 

The Role

The successful applicant will have a strong scientific background and hands-on laboratory skills in cancer biology or rare disease research.  He or she will work with bioconjugation chemists to develop novel therapeutic platforms based on Orum’s proprietary cell-penetrating antibody technology and will be responsible for designing, developing and running cell-based assays to characterize the molecules.


  • Independently design, conduct, interpret, troubleshoot and report a range of in vitro and cell-based assays, as required for new projects.

  • Identify, evaluate and implement new technologies to augment and extend in-house assay capabilities through literature.

  • Participate in internal project teams and communicate and work well with other colleagues to meet experimental and organizational goals.

  • Maintain high standards of laboratory safety, and comply with all of Orum safety requirement.



  • MS with 5 or more years of industry experience, or PhD with up to 3 years of experience.

  • Extensive hands-on experience in cell biology techniques and applications, including cell culture system, flow cytometry, ELISA, western blot, immunoprecipitation, fluorescent and/or confocal microscope.

  • Experience with oligonucleotide-based therapeutics is highly desirable.

  • Ability to conduct research independently and manage multiple tasks in parallel, prioritizing accordingly to the company objectives.

  • Must be able to work independently, learn and troubleshoot new techniques, and be willing to take a leading role in building out our Cambridge lab facility to fully support drug discovery efforts.

  • Is innovative and entrepreneurial and enjoys working in a fast-paced, small-company environment.

Please send your resume and cover letter to to apply

Orum values a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment,
and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

Kyuri Kim